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Old 03-31-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
sarah11918
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Because new gadgets are fun - latest find: NoteSlate

Linux, open-source, June 2011, $99... discuss!

Official Site: http://noteslate.com/index.htm

Wired Article: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/...e-for-writing/

vapour-ware or awesome-wish-ware?
 
Old 03-31-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
ubergeek
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I'm going to cast my vote on vaporware....
 
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:47 AM   #3
borisb
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Given that all it does is take notes (i.e., no "Android", no "Apps", no ebooks, no music/video, if I read the product site correctly), I'd say $99 is the right price, and the device as a whole is easily feasible.

It's an electronic note/drawing pad, and as such "interesting". I might even buy one just out of curiousity.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 12:01 PM   #4
sarah11918
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People have mentioned it's similar to the "Boogie Board" LCD tablet (shown here on ThinkGeek: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/3-7-years/e330/) but the BB doesn't actually save anything. (Think an etch-a-sketch with a stylus instead of knobs.)

If it can import pdfs (looks like they want v.1.5 to deal with file input, and v.1.0 is just file creation) and has an all-day battery life, $99 is totally in "buy out of curiosity" range. Heck, I thought the $199 Asus EeeNote was in "buy out of curiosity range."
 
Old 03-31-2011, 12:11 PM   #5
ubergeek
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If it comes to Light... i will jump on it like a mad monkey. @$99 what do you have to lose. It's just that that last 3 years have been vapor-ware palooza so i'm adopting the when it ships to my front door i will believe it position.
 
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:36 PM   #6
kenjennings
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Until it makes it into my sweaty hands (or is listed in stock on Amazon), I say vaporware.

I'm disappointed the multi-color version is discontinued.

It looks cool anyway. I think I'd like the green, or when available the custom yellow for visibility.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 01:43 PM   #7
sarah11918
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I want Gunner to come in and say he'll take GREEN because RED is not an option.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 05:12 PM   #8
lorenzoens
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Vaporware, trying to attract investors.

Resolution is VERY POOR. Every line you will draw, it will show its little squares. How are you going to read with such a poor res? Just good for notes.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 05:21 PM   #9
sarah11918
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Quote:
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Just good for notes.
That is the point, I think.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 10:14 PM   #10
Gunnerp245
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Quote:
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I want Gunner to come in and say he'll take GREEN because RED is not an option.
Sarah,

Not going to break my cardinal rule again, which is, "Never, ever buy a first production run product. Did I mention Never?"
 
 

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