Putting Pen To (Sony DPTS1) Paper

"...Arguably, the SONY device would be the largest notebook that you will ever own. Complete with a rechargeable stylus pen..."

Putting pen to paper trumps word processing document writing. Forever and always. With numerous capabilities to note take with today’s technology apps and devices galore, but until recently, have all attempted to replace the pen. Somewhat failing to topple the reliability of a trusty HB or a BIC, tablets are now seeking to electronically recreate the experience of writing.

SONY’s first attempt is one that we shall here highlight, with their new DPTS1 attempting to thrive in a world that they admit to being overwhelmed with paper and dominated by the pen. Termed ‘Digital Paper from Sony’, the small device now offers you the ability and power to annotate, share, and save your documents (on a cloud service of course), all from a handy device that’s light enough to carry anywhere.

The world’s thinnest and lightest digital device for note taking, measuring just 0.5cm in thickness, the high resolution electronic DPTS1 paper screen is a novel, but seemingly common sensical and obvious product to design. If SATORI & SCOUT were honest, which we are, the team would have presumed such technology might have preceded the iPad et al., but seemingly not. Looking like a sheet of paper (minus the white rim around the outside), the device actually feels like paper in it’s non-slip panel that is applied above the e-ink screen. With the same resistance as paper, are you sure you’re not actually writing on paper?

Complete with a few features that the pulp-based alternative cannot provide for, the DPTS1 device includes a home button, micro USB point and the ability to save up to 10,000 PDF files. Arguably, the SONY device would be the largest notebook that you will ever own. Complete with a rechargeable stylus pen (we wouldn’t recommend using your BIC on the screen), away you go with planning that best seller novel…

Discover more about the device and purchase online at: Sony.com

Notetaking Without Paper

With the ultimate aim of making paper obsolete by creating a ‘digital paper collaborative server software’ that will allow users to send documents straight to the e-paper tablet and avoid any mediating printing, do you reckon this will catch on?

(Photography Credit : Sony)

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