TECHKNOW: Smart tools - Mimio XI

TECHKNOW: Smart tools - Mimio XI - What is it?

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

What is it?

A portable electronic whiteboard.

What does it do?

It records whiteboard presentations. Stick the mimio in the top left-hand corner of any size of board, fit the special caps to your dry marker pens (four colours can be recorded at once) and start brainstorming. Using ultrasonic and infra-red sensors, it tracks the position of the pen as you write or draw and stores the information in its memory. This can then be downloaded, edited and e-mailed to those who missed the live show.

Presentations play back in real-time on any PC, and active documents and web pages can be integrated, making mimio ideal for long-distance collaboration.

It's battery powered and can record up to 12 hours of words and pictures - more if you hook it up to your laptop.

What's the competition?

Other digital whiteboards are large, immovable and expensive. Mimio Xi is discreet and affordable. No contest.

Where can I get it?

Direct from the manufacturer for pounds 599.

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

Upcoming Events


Get your essential reading delivered. Subscribe to Management Today