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Casio Tablets Convert Handwritten Notes Into Digital Ones

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Casio JP unveils the ultimate note taking tablet.

If you're the type of person who enjoys the versatility of a tablet, but prefers an actual notepad for doodling or note taking, the Casio Paper Writer tablet brings the best of both worlds. While most of the world has become accustomed to touchscreen technology there are plenty of people who prefer a more tactile experience, demonstrated by the popularity of smartphones with both a qwerty keyboard and a touchscreen.

Coming in four different models (V-N500-WJ, V-N500-J, V-T500-WJ, and V-T500-J), the main premise of the tablet involves a folding case that holds the tablet on one end and a notepad on the other. With pen input on the tablet's display and paper notepads for actual pen input, the Casio Writer tablets are the ultimate note taking devices.The tablet features a front-facing camera that captures images of the pages on the notepad, or any other pieces of paper, saving them into a digital format where accompanying software allows you to organize the images and easily search through them. In addition to organizing your notes, the device will also feature a business card reader that will allow you to consolidate all of your business cards into a neat digital package.

As far as computing goes, the specs aren't as spectacular as some recently released tablets, but are certainly more than enough to get the job done: 10.1" capacitative touch screen, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC/RFID Support, microSD and SD card slots, 16GB of internal memory and USB/HDMI connectivity. According to Casio, the battery life will run along the lines of 10 hours, and also be removable/replaceable if need be.

The tablet will be released in Japan sometime in September, but no word on pricing or availability for other countries just yet.

 

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    freggo , August 30, 2012 1:25 AM
    dissbeliefWe should all boycott Tom's Hardware until they learn how to properly display an image in a web page


    Well, boycot may be asking a bit much but yes, for a leading IT geek site the 'zoom' features is a shame. If the THG geeks can not get such a simply feature fixed THG should consider getting geekier Geeks :-)
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    dissbelief , August 30, 2012 1:17 AM
    We should all boycott Tom's Hardware until they learn how to properly display an image in a web page
  • 12 Hide
    hotsacoman , August 30, 2012 1:24 AM
    dissbeliefWe should all boycott Tom's Hardware until they learn how to properly display an image in a web page


    100% agree.
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  • 13 Hide
    dissbelief , August 30, 2012 1:17 AM
    We should all boycott Tom's Hardware until they learn how to properly display an image in a web page
  • 12 Hide
    hotsacoman , August 30, 2012 1:24 AM
    dissbeliefWe should all boycott Tom's Hardware until they learn how to properly display an image in a web page


    100% agree.
  • 14 Hide
    freggo , August 30, 2012 1:25 AM
    dissbeliefWe should all boycott Tom's Hardware until they learn how to properly display an image in a web page


    Well, boycot may be asking a bit much but yes, for a leading IT geek site the 'zoom' features is a shame. If the THG geeks can not get such a simply feature fixed THG should consider getting geekier Geeks :-)
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    Vorador2 , August 30, 2012 7:26 AM
    Get a normal tablet

    Install Evernote

    Profit
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    cold fire , August 30, 2012 7:28 AM
    freggoWell, boycot may be asking a bit much but yes, for a leading IT geek site the 'zoom' features is a shame. If the THG geeks can not get such a simply feature fixed THG should consider getting geekier Geeks :-)


    Unfortunately, it's made this way on purpose. Think hits!
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    ojas , August 30, 2012 11:25 AM
    Hmmm this is like MS' concept Courier tablet, except with a notepad instead of the second screen.

    If MS were Apple they'd sue Casio for this. :p 
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    cookoy , August 30, 2012 12:03 PM
    More like capturing an image of your notes using the webcam and saving it. The position of the paper vis-a-vis the camera (distance and angle) and lighting condition are important for a clear image. Simple yet can be effective.
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    Anonymous , August 30, 2012 3:30 PM
    Waiting for a THG deep review ,recon accuracy,note and editing versatility ,etc,etc.