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[VIDEO] New Magnetic ‘Slate’ Lets You Digitize Pen & Paper Drawings in Real Time

editor-commen-deskA harmonious union between natural drawing and digital technology has been one of the most elusive challenges, one of the computer revolution's great disappointments. What happened? It didn't happen. Most efforts to make this work have been somewhat interesting, but ultimately, fall short. We expected better. Does isketchnote break the barrier? Good question. I haven't had an opportunity to test it, but based on this early edition, it's definitely worth closer examination. Here's a few comments: On her YouTube pageLatin Vixen writes:

Got my kickstarter Isketchnote device by iskn. This device digitizes your artwork on any piece of paper or sketchbook that fits in the black area of the digitizer. It digitizes the sketch and draws it on the iPad in real time. You can replay the sketch as it creates an animation or save the sketch. Handy device if you need your work digitized right away so you can later finish it on the computer. Great for digitizing notes as well...

top7 In an entertaining review at Rocketnews24, Scott Wilson writes:

iSketchnote started as a Kickstarter project by the French group ISKN in September 2013, and it quickly exceeded its modest $35,000 goal by hitting $350,000. Now, a little over a year later, it’s finally being released to the public as an alternative digital-drawing tablet. In fact it’s not even a tablet at all; it’s just a “slate” and a pen. You can put any kind of paper that you want on top of the slate, write away with the special pen, and watch your writing or drawing get turned into a digital version in real-time via Bluetooth or USB to your tablet or PC....(read more)

In sketchnote first testLatin Vixen continues:

At the start of start of the video you see me touching the ipad. I am adjusting the opacity of the lines that will appear on the ipad and the size. I lowered the opacity to around 40% as I go over my lines a lot so it matches my real media art style best.

Plus I can get away with pressing harder in the end. This program allows you to draw in layers and in different colors on the app itself. It is IOS only at the moment…(more)

Scott Wilson:

…the iSketchnote can also be used in stand-alone mode, so you can scan your drawings to the internal memory or an SD card even if you don’t have your tablet or PC handy. Also, its battery lasts 10 hours while in constant use. Also it only weights 14.1 ounces (400 grams) and is only 0.35 inches thick (9 millimeters). Also is comes in four lovely colors: orange, green, blue, and pink….(more)

Source: Rocketnews24 – Scott Wilson and YouTube – isketchnote.com

Should I order one?

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