The company reMarkable introduced a very innovative device, called CANVAS. It is a so-called “paper tablet” which can serve as a universal way for reading and making handwritten notes or drawings. Manufacturers assure the audience that the tablet feels just like regular paper.
CANVAS consists of 3 layers of pure innovation: second-generation E Ink Carta e-paper, ultra-thin surface materials with a big friction coefficient and the company’s own quick screen refreshing technology. The combination of all these hi-tech features results in an amazing experience where writing and drawing feels very naturally and realistically.
ReMarkable representatives say that this 10.3-inch device can replace a tablet, an electronic book and a notebook. Any user will be able to read, make notes, draw and even annotate PDF-files and other documents. All notes and annotations are automatically synced with the cloud storage, so the files with these notes are available for users on other mobile devices, like smartphones or regular tablets. For all these operations, there’s, of course, an included marker which is able to sense 20148 levels of pressure.
The device has many possible uses. It will be especially loved by students who won’t have to carry around textbooks and notebooks. Instead, they’ll be able to write lectures on this tablet and do little sketches. CANVAS seems like a very useful gadget but it’s quite pricey. It’s available for pre-order for $379 but once it hits the stores, the price will rise to $716. The shipments start in August 2017.