Rubber-ducking a use case here, and figured I’d post for thoughts…
I like writing with a pen on paper (both “I like the feel of paper” and “I prefer it to typing much of the time”). My problem is that whenever I do that, I have to do something less-than-optimal to get it into the computer (transcribe, take photos, etc.). I’d like a way I can take notes and have them automatically show up in my computer.
I also like my iPad Mini. And taking written notes on it isn’t bad. But at least until very recently, I use it infrequently enough (every few days) that every time I go to pick it up to use it, it seems to be dead.
I can literally charge it up, toss it in my backpack, and 72hours later - without doing ANYTHING with it, other than just letting it sit there in the backpack - it’s dead. This is consistent with Apple’s given standby time for the device, so it’s not a huge surprise. But with me being at least somewhat forgetful, it means that if I haven’t intentionally used it for a couple of days, I need to remember to take it out of my bag, charge it, put it back in the bag, etc. And of course the Pencil has to be charged as well, which can only be done on the iPad - and Ieaving it on the iPad makes battery drain faster.
I’d like something that could go a week or so without worrying about charging. I know this is the niche of the Boox, Remarkable, Kobo Elipsa, Kindle Scribe, etc. And I know most of those notetaking devices use styli that don’t take batteries, so that would solve the Pencil issue.
But I also don’t know that I need this badly enough to justify tossing $400 or so at a fancy piece of electronics.
Are there any midway points between “paper” and “fancy e-ink notetaking device” that anybody’s found? Pros? Cons?
Anybody feel like talking me into/out of spending money on an e-ink notetaker?