Xiaomi’s Redmi has released the Redmi Writing Pad after unveiling the Redmi Pad in India last week which retails at $157. The Redmi Writing Pad sports an 8.5-inch LCD which embodies the appearance of ink on paper, preventing eye fatigue after extended use that the company says emits no light. It is made of ABS material and has a body weight of 90g.
It comes accompanied by a pressure-sensitive stylus, which allows one to switch between different stroke sizes to create different shades. The stylus weighs 5g and comes with a slide and attach mechanism for easy access.
The Writing Pad isn’t a proper Android tablet but an inexpensive slate that can be used by children and adults for note-taking and doodling. After taking notes, one can clear the screen with a tap on the orange-colored button. There’s also a one-tap lock on the Redmi Writing Pad’s side that prevents content from being deleted from the screen.
The Writing Pad however doesn’t let you sync content with other devices. It is powered by a CR2016 replaceable button cell that lets you write up to 20,000 pages.
The device retails in black color, and it’s already available for purchase in India for INR599 ($7/€7) through Xiaomi’s official Indian website.