Consumer Electronics Show: Kno your textbook tablet
Students and teachers tired of notes and scribbles ruining their textbooks will probably be interested in a new tablet computer displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show that's designed to replace traditional paper-based learning materials.
The Kno tablet, which has dual or single screens, was designed to accommodate some 97% of traditional textbook formats. Students can write and draw virtually on the 14-inch vertical screens without leaving a trace of their work on the Kno's surface.
The result of a partnership with four leading textbook publishers, the Kno retails at $899 for the dual screen and $599 for the single screen.
Kno's co-founder and CEO Babur Habib said that, with digital textbooks running 25% to 50% cheaper than traditional textbooks, students could expect to recoup their cash outlay on the Kno in about two years.
-- Craig Howie