The world’s thinnest tablet
Based in Oslo, Norway, reMarkable is the leading innovator within the paper tablet category, developing breakthrough digital paper tablets for note-taking, reading, and reviewing documents. Its vision is to create human-friendly products to help people think better.
At 0.19 in/4.7 mm thick, reMarkable 2 is the world’s thinnest tablet. Armed with weeks of battery life, and the breakthrough second-generation CANVAS display partially powered by E Ink technology, reMarkable 2 is the most paper-like digital device the industry has ever seen. “reMarkable 2 supports our design philosophy of helping people think better through powerful technology,” said Magnus Wanberg, CEO of reMarkable. “Our latest tablet is paper-thin and our innovations in display technology make it so much like writing on paper that it’s hard to tell the difference.”
Inspired by paper, reMarkable 2 is a tool for note-taking, reading, and annotating documents without built-in distractions. “Today’s world is a frenzied place of ever-evolving technology that increasingly demands more of our time and attention. reMarkable 2 is a step in a more human-friendly direction. It’s designed to help people think,” said Wanberg.
The company has spent the last six years developing and perfecting its breakthrough paper tablet to deliver a realistic paper experience that supports improved focus and better thinking, while still maintaining a connection to the digital world. reMarkable 2 features the ability to convert handwritten notes into text, along with options for organizing, sharing, annotating and searching documents. Among a host of other digital features, reMarkable’s cloud service makes content accessible through multi-platform companion apps for desktop and mobile. Its feature set is aimed at anyone who likes writing by hand but wants to be able to reuse their work in their digital workflow.
At launch, reMarkable 2 has been accompanied by a Google Chrome plug-in that has allowed users to read clean, reformatted web articles on their paper tablet without distractions. Innovations in ultra-thin, high-friction surface materials and a completely redesigned, second-generation CANVAS display, make reMarkable 2 an unprecedented digital paper device. Millions of physical ink particles lift to the display’s surface, working in tandem with the high precision Marker to deliver exceptional paper-like accuracy.
This is a reviewer’s guide to reMarkable 2, the next-generation paper tablet. A revolutionary new way to take notes, read, and review documents with a paper feel never experienced before on a digital device. reMarkable 2 is a low-latency paper tablet that incorporates all the things we love about the paper: the simplicity, the way it helps us think, and even that satisfying feeling of friction when your pen moves across its surface. Added digital powers allow you to copy notes, organize files, search, share, and sync with your computer or smartphone. Features to help you think, without the distractions: perhaps the one thing a conventional tablet could never do. In a distracted world, reMarkable 2 provides the focus you need to think better. No notifications, social media, or pop-ups – just you and your thoughts.
Our reMarkable story
A true paper person, Magnus Wanberg, CEO and founder of reMarkable, has always attended lectures, classes and meetings armed with a notebook or printouts. A few years ago, he asked himself why – when our pockets and bags are bulging with laptops, tablets and smartphones – we still do this. What is it about paper? Paper, he realized, is the ultimate tool for thinking. It improves our focus, engages our brains and sets our minds free to work and imagine, without restrictions or distractions. But using paper also brings downsides, from typing up handwritten notes to endless printing; from searching through a dozen notebooks to find something to not having the books or documents you need with you. So, in 2013 Magnus, together with the reMarkable team, set out to create a device that would offer a pure, paper-like experience, but be connected and limitless. The first real digital paper tablet. Designed for reading, writing and sketching. And to be an elegant tool for thinking in the digital age, for those who love the inspiration and clarity they get when working on paper. The result is reMarkable.