Drawing on tablets and digital screens using styluses is all very good, but if you prefer using a range of traditional drawing employment such as pencils and pens, you may be interested in a new tablet that is capable of digitising your paper drawings. The digitiser allows you to use your favourite panel pencil while sketching and will automatically digitise your drawing directly to your smartphone or tablet ready for publication or sharing. Watch the demonstration video below by Dami Lee over at The Verge.
To use a traditional pencil or pen simply attach a magnetic ring for the digitiser to track your every movement. “The iSKN Slate Repaper drawing tablet is geared toward artists and is a huge improvement from the original Slate in 2016. The original product was unique in that it let the user fit magnetic rings on their own pens and pencils, which would work with the magnets in the tablet to convert strokes on to a companion app in real time.”
The Imagink companion application used in conjunction with the digitiser supports iOS, Android, Mac, and PC operating systems. “You could place any paper on the tablet, clip it in place, and start drawing. Back then, I was disappointed by the tablet’s bugginess and sensitivity, but this fourth-generation product fixes a lot of those issues. “
The Slate Repaper is expected to be made available later this year during September 2019 and will be priced at around $200, roughly the same dimensions as a medium-sized Wacom Intuos tablet, explains Dami. For a hands-on review directly from the CES 2019 show jump over to The Verge website by following the link below.