This week Google unveiled a product that is quite far from their usual markets. Called Jamboard, it has been designed to bring the whiteboard to the cloud as according to Google.
To put it simply, Jamboard is a whiteboard that can be used for meetings and for presentations.
Simply turn it on, draw on it, and flip through slide on it, without wasting any paper. It also likes to G Suite, allowing it to directly access and edit items from Google’s Docs, Sheets, Slides and Photos apps, all of which can be stored in your personal Google Drive.
All of this work will live in the cloud and it will work with Google’s collaborative features to allow you to work with teammates around the world, with integrations with Google Hangouts and Google Cast.
It will also work with a companion app. The Jamboard will also have a “plug-and-play” design with a 55-inch 60Hz Ultra HD 4K touch display, with a built-in wide-angle HD camera, mic, and speakers inbuilt.
It will also feature USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, Bluetooth, NFC, and WiFi, and to finish it off, it has Android Marshmallow pre-installed.
Google opened up applications for Early Adopter version of the Jamboard on October 25th and it is expected to be shipped by late October or early November for those early applications.
For everyone else, Google estimates that it will ship in the first half of 2017, at which point it will be “competitively priced” at under $6,000 USD.