Trees are our friends these days, but we still have to chop down a whole bunch of our good buddies so we can write notes to our significant others to remind them that they should pick up milk if they’re at the store, and don’t forget to pick up the kids.
The paperless office was largely a bust, due to the fact that sometimes you just can’t beat a good note written in ink with a pen. Or can you?
The Boogie Board hopes to change all that. It’s an LCD touch screen that allows you to use a stylus as a pen to write in a single color, and then erase the message with the push of a button.
Like a blackboard, or a modern day etch-a-sketch, Boogie Board is a simple device with a simple goal, to eradicate the use for paper and pens around the home.
The real attention grabber is that the device costs a mere $35. It’s not too hard to see how it might be cheaper to buy one of these for the kitchen and living room than buying a load of paper pads.
Regardless of what Steve Jobs says, sometimes a stylus is the best tool for a job – using a finger for drawing takes some getting used to, but the device will work with fingers too.
This seems like a low-tech solution compared to an iPad, but sometimes it’s the most efficient, simple solutions that win through in the end. I’m curious to hear more about how this device performs in real world testing.