Friday, February 25, 2011

A paperless sketchbook

I've always been partial to concept sketches, the early formation of a product or advertising idea that's drawn by hand on a napkin or notepad. They have so much energy and potential. It's a part of the creative process that seems to have fallen by the wayside with the advent of the Mac, Illustrator and Photoshop.

This tool brings that lost art into the digital age.

The NoteSlate is a simple, one-color tablet that works like a pen and paper, allowing you to share handwritten notes, sketches and ideas electronically.

There's no web browser, no multi-media center, no phone or camera, it's an electronic notebook that puts a human touch in the digital world.

Will it replace the iPad? No. But it's a nice alternative to sketching out ideas on paper then scanning them. Plus you have the added benefit of saving a few trees in the process.