London design studio Those continues to probe the impact of screens on human behavior. With Joto, debuting on Kickstarter today, they have reimagined the whiteboard. Here, a wipe-clean display meets a mechanical arm holding a pen and eraser attachment. By way of app-control (through any web-connected device), users can activate the pen attachment—sending lists, messages or illustrations to the drawing board. The app itself connects with far more: Amazon Alexa pairing enables voice commands, Spotify syncing lets currently playing data appear on the board, even Twitter notifications can be auto-delivered. Joto is an interesting, new means of connecting the physical and digital worlds. Whiteboards have long been a tool for brainstorming, inspiration and organization, and coupled with the functionality of real-time mechanical drawing, its value grows in many ways.
Joto is currently funding on Kickstarter, available to early-bird backers for $150.
Images and video courtesy of Those Design Studio