E-readers have been on the market for some years now, with Amazon's Kindle and the iRiver e-book range being among the most popular devices available.
Those who like to read their digital books on the go might also be interested in writing their digital notes on the go, too, with a tablet device that has been (predictably) called an e-writer and is expected to cost just over US$100 (Dh367).
Improv Electronics' latest product, the Boogie Rip - "Record, image, preserve" - is a 9.5-inch e-writer pad that lets its users save any scribbles they have jotted down on the pad with the use of a stylus and then export that information in PDF format to a computer through the Boogie Rip's micro-USB port.
And if owners of this product have a brainwave they want to save, the tablet also has an "erase lock" to prevent deletion of notes.
The maker of the Boogie Rip says it offers up to one week of battery life per charge because of its reflex LCD screen that consumes power only when users are erasing notes.
Improv Electronics hopes the Boogie Rip's paper-saving and productivity benefits will have the most notable impact in education and workplace environments, where note taking is most prominent.
The technology behind the Boogie Rip could even find its way into smartphones and other tablets, possibly making visits to the stationery store to buy writing materials a distant memory.
The Boogie Rip will begin shipping on November 1 for purchases via improvelectronics.com.
It will also be available from select global retailers shortly thereafter.
The Quote: “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.