The Best Inventions of 2020
Jessica Pettway for TIME; Prop styling by Stephanie L. Yeh
November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

In 2013, Magnus Wanberg noticed his colleagues were still jotting things down on paper, despite having laptops and smartphones. “Why hasn’t anyone replaced paper with technology?” he wondered, a thought that led him to develop reMarkable Paper. Released in 2016 with a super-thin design that mimicked the feel of writing on paper, the tablet and note-taking device allowed users to convert their handwriting into digital text. Now Wanberg is back with an even more streamlined product: the reMarkable 2. At just 0.19 in. thick, the $399 device is 30% skinnier than its predecessor, with an extended battery life of up to two weeks for each charge. —Mariah Espada

Buy now: reMarkable 2

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