I just got my hands on a Boogie Board Sync 9.7. I asked our IT department if we could evaluate one because I am so frustrated with index cards. My handwriting is, at best, atrocious. I was born with a silver keyboard in hand. Index cards are too small, and I’m too inclined to lose the ones that matter. They’re also useless for writing diagrams on.
So I was hoping the Boogie Board Sync ($80 USD on Amazon) might save me.
- Easy to write on. My handwriting is legible!
- Save and erase are simple
- Stylus is comfortable
- Can act as an ordinary mouse! (when wired, not on BT)
- BT sync with phone or Laptop
- Super Light and portable.
- Difficult to read (contrast is poor)
- Save is a little slow
- Sync to PC/Phone is very slow.
- No Google Drive support on Mobile
- No API
- Perfect for sketching presentations, but lacks decent tool support
I’m in love. This tool is great! You can use it as a mouse input for simple tablet style navigation on your computer, or you can use the built in whiteboard app to sketch on a projector/whiteboard without leaving your seat. You can pass the surface around, and it feel solid and is a breeze to write on.
To give it a solid test drive, I threw together a quick presentation on diagramming:
It took me more time to work out how to make it into something for you to look at than it took for me to produce the content. I would really like a simple API for working with the device, and a decent presentation tool that integrates tightly with it.