Say goodbye to the white board and note taking on paper, as the E-Note is as good a notebook replacement as it gets. You can write on its screen, press a button to erase and you’ll only pay a mere $40 for this unit at Brookstone.

The display is a LCD one and the slate lasts for 50,000 iterations, with the battery being charged for 5 years. How’s that for performance? Sadly, there’s no ability to record what you’re written and play it back, so it’s not as “scripta manent” as we’d like it to. However, there’s a version with storage coming this year, fixing all the flaws of the original model.

For this price, I’d settle with its abilities right now, but an extra ability to browse the web and play Angry Birds never hurt anyone. Hands on video with the E-Note below: