The Supernote line of e-ink devices by the Chinese company Ratta are truly incredible. The market for E-ink devices has been expanding in recent years as advancements with classic screen technology slows; while E-Ink isn’t a new technology, it’s becoming more affordable for companies to invest the time and expense into researching ways to design better and better technology.
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Ratta: a unique company on a growing stage
While the E-Ink market surges, driven in part by major players like Amazon’s Kindle and the Kobo line of e-readers, other companies have been working to develop incredible advances in the realm of electronic note-taking using E-Ink technology. One of these companies, Ratta, has proved itself a leader in the field despite its relatively small company size. Ratta’s Supernote A5X and A6X are at the cutting edge of what E-Ink devices can do, and Ratta’s continued commitment to customer interaction, feedback, and overall satisfaction has been a real feather in their cap.
I own a Supernote A6X, purchased in pre-order during their initial release. Since then, Ratta’s commitment to monthly software and firmware updates has provided me with a device that can handle an increasing part of my daily workload.
As a writer and academic, I have a number of important projects that I work on throughout the time blocks in my week, and the ability to easily access the information needed for those various projects is vital. This is why I chose to set myself up on Dropbox and utilize the service’s excellent integration features to link my PC and android devices together, in order to always have access to the files I need, when I need them.
Founded as a startup in 2007 by two MIT students, Dropbox has since grown into a nearly household name as a superb file sharing and cloud storage option. With a number of specialty tools designed to allow for easy team project oversight and integration, as well as for personal file storage and sharing, Dropbox is one of the best options around.
Dropbox also happens to be natively supported by Ratta’s Supernote as one of the main methods for networking the device. While the Chinese company also maintains Japanese servers for its own SupernoteCloud service, there is little doubt that using the Dropbox integration is preferable for most people — especially if you rely on cloud storage for a large amount of work that you’ll be passing back and forth between a computer and your E-Ink device.