Google’s Jamboard is an all-new 55-inch 4K touchscreen whiteboard ideal for team collaboration in
After rebranding their work under G Suite, now Google has launched the Jamboard - its very first hardware device.
- Fariha Khan
- October 26, 2016
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What exactly is Jamboard?
Jamboard is basically a 55-inch 4K display which can be used just like a digital whiteboard. It allows you to sketch out your ideas with a stylus for a conference room with coworkers. Its cloud connectivity is what makes it stand apart from other similar devices. All that you draw on the cloud is automatically saved to your Drive folder.
A wide range of features
The Jamboard is available in a number of colors. It is moveable so you can place it wherever you want. You can mount the device on a wall if you want just like any other flatscreen TV or go for the stand that sits over big caster wheels. There are USB and HDMI ports along the side of the device while the volume controls and an input select button is located at the back of the bottom-right corner. The device has a Wifi, built-in HD camera and speakers for video conferencing and broadcasting via Hangouts.
There is a pen and eraser holders below as well. Just like an actual whiteboard, you can use your fingers to wipe away stuff off the screen. The Android-powered device supports handwriting and shape recognition. You can add Sheets, Docs, Photos and Slides to the whiteboard without any hassle.
Smartphone and tablet apps enable coworkers to make changes on the board distantly
The Jamboard cannot only collaborate with other Jamboards but using smartphone and tablet apps allow coworkers to work distantly, seeing and making changes to the board. While it allows for viewing and inputting data only, the apps on the tablet offer complete editing tools to Jamboard devices.
A device as good as a real white board
The responsiveness of the stylus is very impressive which feels as smooth and fast as drawing on an actual whiteboard. Jamboard can detect up to 16 touch points at one time. It means you together with a number of associates can use the screen together.
Google plans to release Jamboard for less than $6,000 in the beginning of the next year for G Suite customers. As per Google, Jamboard has a competitive price considering touchscreen technology has always been high end.
Jamboard’s Early Adopter Program
Google has already initiated the testing with prominent firms. G Suite customers can join an Early Adopter Program to perfect Jamboard before it is released to a wide market.