A sketch pad with a cover that looks like an Apple iPad is being sold by a company run by students at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture.
The "Padnote" is a pad of drawing paper. Each page has gridlines and a wide gray border.
Tokyu Hands department stores nationwide have been selling the pad of paper since June. The company that created the iPad-of-paper – Gocco – has sold 2,000 pads by the end of July. Major grocery stores have begun selling the Padnote.
Gocco also plans to release a memo pad that looks like an Apple iPhone.
The Padnote retails for JPY 735.