January 9, 2013
CES 2013: iMPROV Unleashes The Boogie Board
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online
The company introduced two new Boogie Board devices during the show in Las Vegas, bringing both the Boogie Board Sync 9.7 LCD eWriter, and the Boogie Board Jot 4.5 LCD eWriter to the mix.
Boogie Boards made a run at CES last year, introducing a new way to jot down notes, paperlessly, and without the hassle of needing to know or run applications. The LCD eWriters are essentially a futuristic chalkboard, capable of jotting things down quickly, and erasing them with just the simple click of a button.
The new Boogie Board Sync 9.7 LCD eWriter allows users to save hundreds of pages in SD memory, and then transfer files directly to a computer, tablet, smartphone or other mobile device through Bluetooth.
The 9.7-inch board contains a pressure-sensitive writing surface, helping to harness the power as if you were writing with a fine tip pen.
“The two new models continue the evolution of the Boogie Board eWriter product line that started with the Boogie Board Jot 8.5 LCD eWriter in 2012,” Improv Electronics CEO Dr. Albert Green, said in a statement. “Like the Boogie Board Jot 8.5 eWriter, the new Boogie Board Sync 9.7 eWriter and Boogie Board Jot 4.5 eWriter combine the superior writing experience and high contrast provided by Reflex LCD technology with a sleek, contemporary industrial design and enhanced functionality. This adds up to a very hot product line that has become one of the key drivers in the global paperless revolution.”
Software available for download from iMPROV electronics enables Evernote and email integration, as well as a virtual whiteboard tool so the Boogie Board can be projected to another screen.
The Boogie Board Jot 4.5 LCD eWriter is a more compact design that is both small and lightweight, fitting easily into a pocket or purse.
At a booth demonstration, Boogie Board users played Pictionary with exhibitors, showing the power of how this device could be utilized in a classroom setting for projecting writings on a television.