Writes, edits and erases just like pencil on paper
Blackboard by Boogie Board is a $45 electronic writing tool featuring Liquid Crystal Paper that writes, edits and erases just like pencil on paper. It handles pressure sensitive pen strokes and writes or erases electronically using no ink or paper with no lag or delay. Amazingly, there is nothing to turn on, plug in or charge thanks to its built-in 5-year battery. It functions like an inkless clipboard with no need for paper, or as a tracing tool.
Perhaps its biggest breakthrough is its 8.5″ x 11″ Letter-sized, semi-transparent writing surface that allows writers to electronically write on any document, photo, map, or even digital screens — ideal for collaborative editing, designing floor plans, tracing, planning, and writing over templates. Several templates are included with Blackboard, including lines, grids and more.
A single touch of its Clear button erases the entire writing surface. In addition, writers can erase their mistakes just like using the eraser on a pencil. For work that needs to be saved, the free Blackboard mobile app allows writers to capture, save, organize, search and share.
“With Blackboard, we’ve arrived at an incredible cross-section where high technology allows us to create a back-to-basics experience that somehow feels revolutionary and familiar at the same time,” says Hunter Morris, Blackboard’s Director of Product Design. “Quite ironically, we’ve developed a breakthrough tech product that resides so naturally in the stationery aisle. It’s inkless pen on paperless paper – without the inconvenience of chargers, plugs or ports,” Morris said.
Included with Blackboard by Boogie Board:
- Blackboard Liquid Crystal Paper 8.5″ x 11″ writing surface
- Blackboard Inkless Pen with eraser
- Four templates: Lines, Dot Grid, 7-Day Planner and Blank Black
- Replaceable 5-year button-cell battery (installed)
- Free Blackboard mobile app
What is Liquid Crystal Paper?
Blackboard is the first ever writing tool to hit the market using Liquid Crystal Paper, is a pixel-less, non-digital technology that writes and erases electronically, but feels incredibly natural with no lag or delay. It works on the principle of anisotropic flow, a unique feature of cholesteric liquid crystals, in which crystals flow at different rates, depending on the direction of pressure being applied.
Price and Availability
Blackboard is be available now for $44.99 MSRP.
The Company Behind Blackboard
Blackboard is a new product line and sub-brand under Boogie Board, manufactured by Kent Displays, Inc. Founded in 1993, Kent Displays has transitioned from a research-focused licensing organization into a consumer products company and is the worldwide leader in the research, development, and manufacture of patented roll-to-roll no power LCDs. The company is a global leader in eWriter display technology and the maker of Boogie Board brand eWriters – among the world’s fastest-growing communication and writing tools. Hailed for its incredibly natural writing experience, Kent Displays has sold millions of Boogie Board eWriters in 40 countries worldwide. Kent Displays has won numerous global and North American business awards for manufacturing, business growth, and innovation, including the Toy Industry Association’s coveted Toy of the Year award in 2016. Kent Displays has approximately 100 associates, with locations throughout the world.