Boogie Board Jot LCD eWriter
• $39.99 (Jot 8.5)
• Improv Electronics
This one is for the parents out there who want to give their kids a taste of the tablet experience without giving them your real (and expensive) tablet. Or maybe you just need a handy spot to leave notes for the kids, husband, wife, or roommates without the waste of a notepad. Imagine the offspring of an old timer's Etch-A-Sketch and a Kindle, and that's basically the gist of the Boogie Board Jot, a digital sketch pad/notebook which only uses power to erase the screen (50,000 erases between coin cell battery replacement)...a digital dry erase notepad!
Available in 4.5", 8.5", and 9.7" sizes (the smallest and largest models unveiled at CES last week). Perhaps most exciting is the Boogie Board Sync 9.7 eWriter, with expanded features, including compatiblity with Windows and MAC OS, alongside the option to work with applicaions like Evernote, OCR, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop (artists can tote this when the Wacom or iPad seem better left at home).