I have yet to get really excited about the Ipad. Most everything it offered was already available to me in my home computer – and it seemed to have many drawbacks: closed software and input being the most looming. Also I was waiting for someone to come up with a really slick drawing app for it.
And then I stumbled onto this today: http://www.noteslate.com/
I really didn’t expect to see a really good digital sketchpad come out anytime soon yet this looks to be it. And almost everything else about this guy appeals to me: you draw directly on the screen, it tries to excel simply at what it is, it doesn’t try to do everything or connect to everything, has USB and SD inputs, it is relatively cheap, and looks great. Probably will get one when they come out this summer, depending on reviews and such.