reMarkable calls itself the “only digital device designed to help you think better,” something to let you work and do your best thinking without all the distractions that most of our digital-age devices thrust into our lives. How does it plan to do this – and what is reMarkable, anyway?

reMarkable is, in fact, a digital tablet, more akin to the Nook or Kindle than the iPad, thanks to its limited uses; it’s designed for writing, sketching and reading, as opposed to playing games and shooting pictures. For that reason, it’s also designed to feel kind of like paper, mimicking the actual tactile feel and texture of paper digitally. Don’t ask us exactly how that works, but reMarkable spent 3 years coming up with a way to do it.

So, when you write and jot down notes with this thing, it actually feels a lot like taking notes on paper – but without the messy ink, and with an unlimited number of virtual pages. reMarkable also includes some cool additional features, such as a built-in note-taking system. As it has no backlight and no glare, you can read and write on this tablet in any lighting – just like you would paper – and the battery lasts for days, like the Kindle.

The fun doesn’t stop with writing and drawing, however. Upload PDF’s and other documents to read, annotate and share with others, all from one neat device that feels like paper. The display is 226 DPI and it comes with 8 spare tips for the stylus – essential for all writing and sketching tasks.

Is it worth the massive $599 price tag, however? That’s something only your wallet can answer. One thing’s for sure…the pull of your email and browsing this site can’t distract you on this device.

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