Okay, so I’m slightly skeptical about this device, the website is fairly barebones, and it just looks like many concept pieces you can find on the internet which don’t actually exist. However the NoteSlate claims to have a release date set for June 2011 for the Basic models, Black or White e-ink, and December 2011 for Red, Green & Blue e-ink, what i’m really excited about though is one that is set for the following year with a multicolour function.
It seems to be the ideal geeks toy, picture taking something to lecture that you can’t browse facebook on but you still enjoy using because its a hot piece of tech, I for one think a device such as this would massively boost productivity, in place of a laptop with internet browsing capabilities, it has set firmware, you can’t use it for gaming either (Although i envisage the first hack released for it will probably attempt to turn it into an affordable 13 inch Graphics tab)
The price tag associated at the moment stands at $99 USD or ~£67 GBP which i see as being fairly reasonable for this kind of device, its battery life is 150-180 hours on a full charge, and WiFi is an optional extra (apparently for no extra cost).
Content is retrieved from the device via USB, over WiFi or SD Card Reader, and it can store up to 32 GB of ‘notes’ on the aforementioned SD Card (which by the way is quite a lot of notes).
Devices like this always have their flaws, and quite honestly i can see the price being hiked up on release.
The website can be found here http://www.noteslate.com