Boogie Board Sync 9.7 Review [I'm In LOVE!!!]

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This HAS to be the coolest little gadget so far for me for 2014 – it’s the Boogie Board Sync 9.7, and inside my video today, I give it a thorough review!

What’s so amazing about the device, is that it basically lets you totally get rid of paper forever, but it also doubles up as an amazing tool for creating really awesome videos.

Watch my review of the Boogie Board Sync 9.7 today, and let me know what you think inside the comments ok?

Chat soon!

Gideon Shalwick

PS: To get your own Boogie Board Sync 9.7 go here: http://gideonshalwick.com/boogie

About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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70 Responses to Boogie Board Sync 9.7 Review [I'm In LOVE!!!]

  1. Let's Go Road Trippin

    I think you should give me one for my birthday… BTW: that is today ;)

  2. Michael Holdcroft

    An Undo function would be an idea too

  3. Boogie Board

    We love your video review, Gideon, and thanks for your suggestions!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      You're very welcome +Boogie Board! Thank you for making such an amazing product! Any timeframe on the next model coming out?

  4. Ahsan Saeed

    Im sorry beacause this has got nothing to do with your video but do you
    know how to add words to a YouTube video im making

  5. Juho Tunkelo

    Looks very cool indeed… gotta find a place to get one…

  6. James Klobasa - PLM

    Awesome Gideon… Sold… :)

  7. James Wedmore

    purchased! Done! Thx Gideon!

  8. Victoria Gibson

    Yes, paper free all the way. I can see people sending me story boards and
    live on a Skype call to produce custom music for them. Thanks for sharing

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Yes! Now that is one application I did not think about!

      Great stuff +Victoria Gibson!

  9. Tim Blankenship

    Thanks +Gideon Shalwick just bought one using your affiliate. BTW, is
    there any cable needed to connect to PC for videos that you are aware of?
    thx.

  10. Gideon Shalwick

    +Sean Vosler Early bird catches the worm! Or the Boogie Board in this case ;)

  11. Rachel Hartlein

    I’ll wait for the next generation.

  12. Ian Crawford

    That is sensational ! Went to your link to buy but it is saying it can’t
    ship to my address ??? I am from Australia. Any ideas ??

  13. WavesDVDcom: Relax Music Waves Videos

    I’ll stick with my sand and stick – take a photo and edit in photoshop. ;-)

  14. Steve Winder

    Great video! I tried to purchase but does not ship to OZ :( any ideas
    Gideon?

  15. CJ Grace

    That seems really awesome! Just what I need…a new toy! Thanks for sharing
    Gideon. I see myself in the near future getting it!!

  16. Dr Charles Parker

    Thanks Gideon, well done, much appreciated! On it.

  17. Michael Krisa

    Why not just use an iPad with a writing app?

  18. Gideon Shalwick

    Ah +Michael Krisa! I was wondering when someone would ask that very question! Here are my reasons for not just using an iPad with a writing app (which of course I have used extensively as well and did not like!):

    1. The Boogie Board feels a lot more like real writing that it does on an iPad. For example, your hand can touch the surface of the Boogie Board without making marks on it, like it does with the iPad. The actual tactile feel is also much more similar to writing with a pen on paper.

    2. The Boogie Board is dedicated to note taking. Kinda similar to how the Kindle is a dedicated reading device. On the iPad, I found that I would ALWAYS get distracted to quickly check my email or social media. On the Boogie Board, there are zero distractions… so I am able to just doodle!

    3. The iPad is expensive and often contains a lot of valuable information. So if you drop your iPhone and it breaks, or someone steals it, it can be quite a big loss. Whereas with the Boogie Board Sync 9.7, it's pretty cheap ($99 mostly)… and you can use it in such a way that it never has any sensitive information on there. So, if it breaks or someone steals it, it's no big deal.

    4. The Boogie Board is MUCH lighter than an iPad, so it's much easier to cary along with you when travelling. I normally take my Macbook Air and iPhone with me in any case. So, carting along yet another heavy electronic device (ie Ipad) just makes it all too heavy. 

    5. The Boogie Board battery lasts A LOT longer. With normal use, they reckon the battery can last for about a week. And in sleep mode it can apparently last for around 100 days!

    I guess it comes down to personal preference a bit as well. The iPad is of course A LOT more versatile and A LOT more powerful. But for just note taking, so far the Boogie Board is my fav out of all things… including actual paper!

  19. Michael Krisa

    +Gideon Shalwick
    Thanks Gideon all good points! I guess I 'm still a bit of a caveman – I like paper and messy ink :)

  20. Gideon Shalwick

    Hah! Well me too! I was doing A LOT of stuff on paper before I got the Boogie Board! Man… I am starting to sound like some kind of car salesman haha!

    Like… "before I got the boogie board, my life was terrible… but not with the boogie board, my life is sooo much better!!!" lol

  21. Brenda Kok

    *Met de handgeschreven video’s maken?*
    Of ben je het ook beu om altijd met een dik kladblok op pad te zijn?

    Misschien is dit digitale kladblok wat voor je, check de review van Boogie
    Board Sync

    Je schrijft alsof je op papier schrijft en het resultaat is een afbeelding
    die je kunt synchroniseren met je mobiel. Of je koppelt het apparaat aan je
    pc of beamer terwijl je op je digi kladblok kijkt.

    #videocreationtool #digitaalkladbok

  22. Gideon Shalwick

    Hey +Brenda Kok! Thank you for spreading the news out to the Dutch(?) audience! Or is it Flemish? I get confused haha!

  23. Bill James

    Interesting tool for those who cannot put down the Pen.

  24. Brenda Kok

    +Gideon Shalwick You're welcome, thanks for the review! I really like the tool.
    And indeed: it's for the Dutchies (or any Belgian who stumble across it as well ;))

  25. Learnguitartunes

    Wow that is soooo cool!!! Great price too. Thanks for sharing Gideon.

  26. Gideon Shalwick

    Awesome – how can I tell the difference between Flemish and Dutch?

  27. Gideon Shalwick

    +Maikel Latour Here are my reasons for not just using an iPad with a writing app (which of course I have used extensively as well… and did not like!):

    1. The Boogie Board feels a lot more like real writing that it does on an iPad. For example, your hand can touch the surface of the Boogie Board without making marks on it, like it does with the iPad. The actual tactile feel is also much more similar to writing with a pen on paper.

    2. The Boogie Board is dedicated to note taking. Kinda similar to how the Kindle is a dedicated reading device. On the iPad, I found that I would ALWAYS get distracted to quickly check my email or social media. On the Boogie Board, there are zero distractions… so I am able to just doodle!

    3. The iPad is expensive and often contains a lot of valuable information. So if you drop your iPhone and it breaks, or someone steals it, it can be quite a big loss. Whereas with the Boogie Board Sync 9.7, it's pretty cheap ($99 mostly)… and you can use it in such a way that it never has any sensitive information on there. So, if it breaks or someone steals it, it's no big deal.

    4. The Boogie Board is MUCH lighter than an iPad, so it's much easier to cary along with you when travelling. I normally take my Macbook Air and iPhone with me in any case. So, carting along yet another heavy electronic device (ie Ipad) just makes it all too heavy. 

    5. The Boogie Board battery lasts A LOT longer. With normal use, they reckon the battery can last for about a week. And in sleep mode it can apparently last for around 100 days!

    I guess it comes down to personal preference a bit as well. The iPad is of course A LOT more versatile and A LOT more powerful. But for just note taking, so far the Boogie Board is my fav out of all things… including actual paper!

  28. Gideon Shalwick

    +Maikel Latour You're welcome!

  29. Joey Xoto

    He got me too! Purchased right after hearing Gideon say he was going to grab one :)

  30. Hasan Mahmood

    I was actually in love with Boogie Boards until the Tablet era began. Right after I bought Boogie Board RIP 9.5, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 came out. Now, I'm using Galaxy Note 10.1. I have the Boogie Board with me now but from what I'm seeing on Sync 9.7, it's still has a large room for improvements to take on real pen and paper. If you've problems with Boogie Board, I would suggest you to go for Galaxy Note 8.0, or even 10.1. Microsoft Surface is a pretty good option though. :) 

  31. Gideon Shalwick

    Interesting points +Hasan Mahmood! Thanks for sharing! I have not tried the devices you mentioned! But I guess still the biggest drawbacks I see with these other "smart" devices, is that they are normally a lot more expensive and comes with a lot other "distractions", like checking your emails etc.

    What I like most about my Boogie Board, is that I can just grab it, like I used to be able to do with my physical paper notebook, then go and sit somewhere without any computer or distraction, and then just let the ideas flow onto my Boogie Board. 

    I guess in a way, the Boogie Board is very similar to the Kindle for me… it's a dedicated device for performing one thing really well.

    I agree though, there are a lot of improvements that can be made for sure! And I am looking forward to those of course!

    Thanks again for your thoughts!

  32. Hasan Mahmood

    +Gideon Shalwick You're absolutely right about the distraction part. I use it for taking my class notes and digitizing my writing world. But often I stumble upon the distractions other than writing. So yeah, Boogie Boards are truly meant for writing and once it resolves the Cons you mentioned, I'm totally bought.

    Thanks a lot for your findings. Keep reviewing more devices :)  

  33. Anthony Do

    Gideon your videos are absolutely enlightening and educational! May I ask
    how you created that background with the center light and shaded
    surrounding gradient?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Eric!

      I sure have – in fact I downloaded the app the same day it came out originally. I loved it at the time, but the main problem for me is that it’s on the iPad – an amazing device obviously, but for getting a close as possible experience to drawing/writing on real paper, the Boogie Board comes much closer than the iPad :)

      Gideon

  34. Oliver Robertson

    Think im gonna get one. The price point is high but for the features it
    provides (especially the Bluetooth upgrade from the rip model) I’m going to
    take the plunge.

  35. rgthd007

    If they did the black “ink” on a parchment background and incorporated an
    E-reader feature, it would be a lot more useful, like a Kobo on steroids!

  36. Gideon Shalwick

    Re price point… for me I am already close to paying it back just in the cost it would normally be in paying for expensive hard cover note books!

  37. Jonathan Perkins

    This is off-topic — sorry — but I have a question! Did you do your white
    BG technique for this and then put a vignette on in post? Looks awesome!

  38. Mick Hawes

    Hi Gideon, Thanks for doing this video. I bought one straight away and I
    have done my first video using the boogie board. It looks really cool and I
    have been able to replace my whiteboard videos using the boogieboard and
    screen capture. Here’s a link to the video, would love your comments –
    http://bit.ly/1jKZXmK Cheers Mick

  39. Bryan West

    So how heavy is that notebook again?

  40. Tabitha Crosby

    I have one but still have no point with the button on the side of the pen?
    Anyone knows what it can be used for?

  41. hsu912174

    As nice as it is, the stylus support for iPads is disappointingly lacking.
    I have been trying on taking my notes digitally so everything stays in one place. For text-based note taking my iPad with an external keyboard combo does a superb job, but for stuff with a lot of sketching (Say, math-related classes and organic chemistry) it just doesn't cut it.

  42. G. Gamez Gamez

    if you love this, i think you can only be crazy about the EEE note EA800.
    ;)

  43. Spring Creek

    Love the concept, but I have to be able to edit/erase. I may be doomed to
    a tablet until the next generation of convertibles come out.

  44. Ritika Agarwal

    can you sync it with android?

  45. Sally Bowes

    Are these available in South Africa? If so, with whom?

  46. Thomas Shaw

    Having the ability to pull up imgs would be incredibly hard with this
    device, the display from what I know is actually pressure sensitive liquid
    crystal and when electricity is applied to it the crystals get pulled back
    into their original shape.

  47. Ayoob Marafie

    used your link, thanks for the recommendation

  48. young cheol yun

    thx for the perfect review

  49. Ignorante de la Vida

    Sorry my bad English. Evernote works with Android too. so I Hope you can can use it with Android

  50. Gideon Shalwick

    Haha yeah that would be really awesome +Michael Holdcroft!

  51. Gideon Shalwick

    Yup totally +Bernd Geropp! And I've  just discovered that you CAN actually use it in exactly the same was a Bamboo Tablet!!! Pretty awesome…

  52. Gideon Shalwick

    Hmmm, I don't know +Joe Large! But if not, I am sure it's just a matter of time for them to make it work on Android too – they are a pretty innovative company!

  53. Gideon Shalwick

    Yeah they don't really make it too easy to buy them if you're outside of the States! I got mine from Fat Brain Toys via Amazon – the do international shipping for it.

  54. Sean Vosler

    HEY you beat me to it…

  55. Gideon Shalwick

    Ok :)

  56. Gideon Shalwick

    Yes! It's the price that got me too +Manualideas Fancylooks! So, unlike an iPad, if you drop it, it really does not matter all that much, cos you can just get a new one!

  57. Gideon Shalwick

    You will LOVE it +James Wedmore!

  58. Anthony Do

    Thanks Gideon.  I've already purchased all the recommended hardware you recommended your video you referenced.  But when you do make a video about how to create that effect, I'll be the first to watch it! Thanks!

  59. Gideon Shalwick

    Yeah I really do hope they fix those issues in their next release! Otherwise I am totally loving it!

  60. Gideon Shalwick

    Wonderful! That's a PERFECT use of the Boogie Board! Now… did you manage to make the whiteboard thing work wirelessly with your Mac? For some reason I could not get it going – I have to have the usb cable plugged in for it to work. Any ideas?

  61. Gideon Shalwick

    Yeah maybe I should just try it again and see what happens – been a while since I gave it a shot without the usb cable… thanks!!!

  62. Jean-Baptiste Doyon

    Sony recently revealed exactly that : Digital Paper 
    The idea is that it's an E-Ink screen (reads pdf, mobi, epub …) and you can take notes, either on its own or annotating a PDF !
    Amazing device (had it in my hands for a moment) but the price is … 1100 $

    http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/show-digitalpaper/resource.solutions.bbsccms-assets-show-digitalpaper-digitalpaper.shtml?PID=I:digitalpaper:digitalpaper

  63. rgthd007

    +Jean-Baptiste Doyon
    If it was $399.99, I'd snap one up! At $1100, it becomes a luxury item.