This Thing Is Amazing! The King Kong of E-Ink: the QuirkLogic QuillaJul 19, 2021
The Quilla is a giant electronic paper device with an E Ink screen, designed by QuirkLogic. It's like the King Kong of e-readers! The Quilla is huge and heavy, and it has a large display that looks crisp and clear even in bright light. Find out in this article what this device is capable of and how you can put it to good use.
The QuirkLogic Quilla
The first thing you will notice with the Quilla is that it's huge! It's got a 42-inch display size and weighs 24 pounds. This thing looks almost like having an LCD TV propped up vertically due to its size. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. Its display resolution is 2,160x2,880 pixels and has dimensions (WxDxH) of 29x1.3x44 inches. There are two USB 3.0 ports, and it has 16 GB flash memory, which can have an additional 64 GB available via USB flash. Upon purchase, the Quilla also comes with two pens for its stylus and has unlimited cloud storage. The Quilla is quite expensive, retailing for 4,999 US dollars.
What the Quilla can do
The Quilla allows you to upload your documents on it, such as PDFs. The device acts like a whiteboard or vertical paper display where others can see what you want to present, only this time, using an electronic device instead of traditional displays. You can write on the Quilla using a stylus, and you can freely adjust the size of the screen and what you have written on it, essentially making it an unlimited canvas. Writing on it has that familiar paper and pen experience.
The collaboration aspect of the Quilla is what makes it stand out. This digital writing device can make whatever you have written appear on other linked devices such as tablets or computers. The Quilla enables teams to work together on their files while having real-time interaction possible through the collaboration feature. In addition, other people can also write on their own devices and have them appear on the Quilla as long as the linked devices are with it. The Quilla allows for back-and-forth replies in real-time, which can work well in certain situations like meetings, coaching events, teaching other students, and different organizational setups.
Whatever content you create gets saved in the cloud, and you can share your files and documents with others through this feature. In addition, you can easily access your library of files from anywhere as long as there is an Internet connection.
Why should you buy the Quilla?
You will not buy the Quilla if you want a portable E Ink device or a tablet by the size alone. The Quilla is QuirkLogic's first device, and later down the line, they created a more portable version of it called the Papyr, a 13-inch E Ink device. The two devices share a lot of similar features and allow you to collaborate in new ways. So who is the target audience for the Quilla?
Suppose your profession requires you to display beside you while presenting data, facts, or documents to your clients. The Quilla is a device that can work well for you. The device is well suited for use in the education sector, the corporate setting, coaching-style events, or meetings. But, of course, the price can be costly. Still, if you have the budget, you should consider getting one, especially if you do many presentations and need to collaborate with others regularly.