Another startup takes on the strange world of the digital paper tablet


The death of the devoted e-reader has been foretold time and time again. But while there’s been an unquestionable thinning of the herd, the devoted few still continue to move devices. That’s due in no small part to the benefits offered by E Ink. When it comes to battery life and daylight reading, full color can’t compete, so Amazon keeps selling a lot of Kindles – and even manages to refresh the space every so often.

For years the technology has been floated as way to solve the tactile issues that come with drawing on a tablet, and certainly it can better mimic the feel of pencil on paper than a glossy display. Several companies have offered up E Ink drawing/writing tablets. Sony has one. You can buy it right now for a cool $800.