Back in October of last year Google announced a new project that they think could change whiteboards for good, called Google Jamboard, it has been designed to replace the erasable marker, it is a cloud-based and collaborative system that combines a touchscreen surface with clever software that allows you to view various types of documents and collaborate with other people remotely via the Jamboard companion applications.
It can also do a number of other things such as neatening up your scribbled circles into perfect circles, or pretty much any shape, and all without the mess of pens and the waste of paper.
In terms of the Jamboard itself, it takes advantage of a 55-inch 4K UHD touchscreen display that has a 120Hz touch refresh rate to make sure lag isn’t visible.
To top that off, it features a Nvidia Jetson TX1 embedded computer, which provides all the processing power to complete all of the aforementioned features, while providing accuracy at just 1mm. To top that off, Jamboard has a wide-angle camera, a set of microphones, and some down-firing speakers to allow for better collaboration, as well as to play content right from the Jamboard, no need for a projector.
The need for a projector is then further decreased thanks to Jamboard’s HDMI and Google Cast support.
It also features WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, as well as USB 3.0 and USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity.
It also has full access to Google’s G Suite.
The Google Jamboard is only available in the US and in the UK for now, however, it will be coming to more countries “over time”.
It will be priced at $4,999 in the US for a package that includes two styluses, an eraser, and a wall mount, but you will have to pay a little extra on top of that.
Jamboardrequires you to pay management and support fee yearly, which are priced at $300 per year if you buy before September 30th, or $600 if you buy after.
Google is also offering a rolling stand for Jamboard which will be priced at $1,119 if you buy before September 30th, or $1,349 after that.
You are also required to subscribe to the G Suite plan.