Highly Anticipated Boogie Board eWriter that Saves Available for Preorder

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The Boogie Board Rip™ Tablet from Improv Electronics is now available for preorder for customers in the United States and Canada.

Preorders for the Boogie Board Rip tablet will begin shipping on November 1, 2011.

The Boogie Board Rip Tablet is the most significant advancement in writing since…paper itself.

Improv® Electronics announced today that the Boogie Board Rip™ LCD Writing Tablet, the newest model to join the company’s growing family of paperless Boogie Board® eWriters, is now available for preorder for customers in the United States and Canada through improvelectronics.com. Customers in Europe can preorder in the coming week. All preorders within the continental United States and Europe include free ground shipping.

The Boogie Board Rip tablet combines the exceptional, paper-like writing experience of all Boogie Board eWriters with the highly-anticipated ability to record written notes/images and save them as .pdf files. Saved files can then be uploaded to a computer for editing, organizing, archiving and/or sharing. Like all Boogie Board eWriters, the Boogie Board Rip tablet requires no power to generate or retain an image. Only a small amount of power is required to erase, save or upload stored files to a computer.

“Consumers around the world will quickly fall in love with the Boogie Board Rip tablet. It is the ultimate writing and drawing medium for students, business professionals, artists, designers, environmental advocates and others looking to lift the burden of desks cluttered with paper, drawers full of used paper notebooks, and time wasted searching through page after page of paper notes,” said Kent Displays/Improv Electronics CEO Dr. Albert Green. “It is the most significant advancement in writing since…paper itself. Demand will be high, and we strongly encourage those wishing to give it as a holiday gift to preorder to ensure product availability.”

On September 1, 2011, Improv Electronics unveiled the Boogie Board Rip tablet at the IFA Show in Berlin and received an overwhelming response from media, distributors and consumers. Engadget, Popular Science and other major media outlets praised the tablet’s simplicity and diverse functionality. In the weeks following IFA, the Boogie Board Rip tablet has generated the highest volume of visits to the Improv Electronics Web site since the original Boogie Board tablet was introduced in 2010. It also created global buzz across a wide variety of traditional and social media outlets.

MSRP for the Boogie Board Rip tablet is $129.99 USD (114.99 Euros and 99.99 British pounds). Preorders for the Boogie Board Rip tablet will begin shipping on November 1, 2011. The Boogie Board Rip tablet will also be available for purchase from select global retailers on the same date and shortly after.

About Boogie Board eWriters

Improv Electronics introduced Boogie Board eWriters in January 2010 with the Boogie Board 8.5 LCD Writing Tablet as a paperless replacement for memo pads, sticky notes, scratch pads and other writing and drawing mediums. High global demand immediately followed. Eight colors were added in January 2011. In June 2011, several additional Boogie Board tablet models and accessories were launched including the Boogie Board 10.5 LCD Writing Tablet, Boogie Board 8.5 LCD Writing Tablet for Binders, and the Boogie Board Message Center. At the same time, a custom design of the original Boogie Board 8.5 tablet available exclusively through Brookstone was introduced.

The Boogie Board Rip tablet’s ability to record and save notes/images makes it the ideal paperless replacement for paper notebooks, legal pads, and sketch books. It includes the following features:

  •     Internal memory for 200 typical images
  •     High resolution, vector .pdf file format (nearly infinite scalability; editable in Adobe® Illustrator®/Photoshop® and most other popular illustration and image editing programs)
  •     9.5” writing surface (measured diagonally)
  •     Micro USB port
  •     Thin, durable and lightweight construction
  •     Integrated stylus holder (stylus included)
  •     Erase lock button
  •     Rechargeable batteries with one week between charges under typical use

An integrated software application that expands the tablet’s functionality even further and opens the door for an increasingly robust user environment will be available for download free from improvelectronics.com on November 1, 2011. Several accessories will also be available including a protective neoprene case.

About Improv Electronics

Improv Electronics was formed in 2010 as the consumer products subsidiary of Kent Displays. Founded in 1993, Kent Displays, Inc. is a world leader in the research, development and manufacture of Reflex No Power LCDs for unique, sustainable applications including electronic skins, writing tablets, smartcards and eReaders.

Go to Improv Electronics for more information about Boogie Board eWriters

Read the Boogie Board Rip Tablet press release distributed September 1

Visit Improv Electronics/Kent Displays at the following upcoming shows:

  •     Seoul Gift Show (October 6-9)
  •     Hong Kong Electronics Fair (October 13-16, Booth ED-D18)
  •     Eco-Products 2011 (Tokyo; December 15-17)
  •     CES International (January 10-13, 2012, Booth 36275)

Download the Improv Electronics Media Kit

Follow Improv Electronics on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Request review samples from Kevin Oswald, Communications Director, at 330-673-8784 x161 or koswald@kentdisplays.com

Boogie Board, Boogie Board Rip, Reflex and Improv are trademarks of Kent Displays, Inc.
Adobe, Illustrator and Photoshop are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated

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