Google, the Search Engine giants known for their uber cool technological innovations, recently made available in the market another collaborative tool for working teams. It is a giant tablet called Google JamBoard. When we say giant, we mean 55-inches big. Put it on a stand or mount it on a wall, and what you have is a connected, digital whiteboard.
Team Collaboration Made Easy
The Jamboard seems aptly named, considering that its purpose is so team members can jam ideas during brain storming sessions. The JamBoard is said to be smart, easily integrated with apps on mobile, and up to 16 users can simultaneously create content from their devices and post to the board remotely.
Students and conference participants never have to stand up to walk up to the whiteboard to scribble anymore. As long as everyone in the class has a connected tablet, they can post to the board from them. All work is saved in Google Drive and can be accessed by as many participants as are given permission. Of course, all of Google’s suite of apps are available for use.
Google’s giant tablet also features a giant stylus for scribbling on its surface. This sounds really cool. It sounds like the perfect team collaboration tool.
The Jamboard is equipped with HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0 (Type-C), and SPDIF audio out ports. For wireless connections, there is WIFI and NFC. Built in is a wide angle camera, loudspeakers and microphones.
A Giant Tablet With A Giant Price
As exciting and cool as it looks, Google Jamboard costs quite a fortune. For a whopping $5,000, this giant tablet will be yours. The equivalent of that in Naira is enough to buy a plot of land. But the target market isn’t individuals but rather corporate organisations, training centres and the like.
And as it is always the case with new technology, give it some time and the price will drop eventually as other manufacturers jump in. Eventually, a Chinese brand is sure to have a similar giant tablet in the market at half the price.