The Boogie Board Rip is now available to pre-order for all your digital sketching needs. The latest stylus-friendly writing tablet from Improv Electronics adds the ability to save notes and sketches, then port them across to your computer as PDFs. Its reflex LCD only uses power when it's wiping the screen, meaning it should squeeze out a week of typical use between charges. You can reserve yours now from the maker in the US and Canada, but at $130, it's pricier than previous storage-free Boogie Boards. Europeans longing for a digital sketch pad can lay a claim to one next week, with the scribbling slate set to ship on November 1st.

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Highly Anticipated Boogie Board eWriter that Saves Available for Preorder

Kent, Ohio, USA - Monday, October 3, 2011: 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.