My Boogie Board Sync arrived exactly two days later as Amazon had promised. In my haste to play with my new toy, I did not take any pictures. The packaging is a plastic container with the Boogie Board Sync eWriter, microUSB cable, and quick start sheet. When I turned it on, I was pleasantly surprised to find it charged. (The quick start said to plug it in for four hours to fully charge.) I downloaded the app for iOS to my phone, but I had to open the manual PDF to see how to connect it to my phone.
Writing and Syncing
Using the stylus to write on the Board feels like writing with pen and paper. The contrast is low so it does not look like ink, but it is visible enough with light. You wouldn't want to try to take notes in a movie theater or even a dimly light room. For me and where I take notes, it works great.
Syncing the notes to your phone is as simple as opening the app while the Board is on. Also in the app, you can set it up automatically upload notes to Evernote. (Only Evernote is supported at this time.) The notes can be sent as a PDF or an image. I tried both and prefer image because it shows up in my Evernote and Evernote OCRs it. When using a PDF with Evernote, the PDF shows as a link to download rather than showing a preview. Also, Evernote did not OCR the PDF. (I read that Evernote does, but it didn't appear to work for me.)
After using my Boogie Board Sync 9.7 for a few days, I am very happy with it and would purchase it again. I would like for the notes to be automatically synced to my phone and Evernote without having to open the app, but that is minor and may be a limitation of iOS. I plan to puchase another stylus in case I misplace my stylus. I will revisit this review and update it after I have used the Board for about a month.