AquaSketch is introducing a new and updated version of its Minno underwater notebook at this year’s DEMA Show.
The Minno II features a new backplate that enables the AquaSketch to attach to any hard, flat surface. It also sports openings for a bungee wrist mount.
AquaSketch is also introducing a new Minno bungee wristband kit that offers an alternative to the velcro wrist band. It provides greater stability with dry suits and thicker neoprene suits and an accommodate a wider range of wrist sizes. The wristband kit will be available in black, fluorescent green and fluorescent pink, and will retail for US$19.95/17.16 Euros.
AquaSketch is the world’s first and only scrolling dive slate which is compact, convenient, and virtually indestructible.
Mark Hagan, owner and director of AquaSketch, wanted to reinvent the way divers communicate underwater without using old plastic slates to write on. He got the idea from the archeologists at the Museum of Natural History who used architectural drafting film.
Hagan took the idea and created a waterproof vellum in “scroll” form, i.e. the original Minno. This low-tech, durable, multi-functional design allows the user to either attach their Minno to a BCD, mount it on their wrist, or even secure via suction cups with an interchangeable backing.
Other features include:
• The choice of 5 or 8 ft of waterproof vellum
• A phosphorescent backing which illuminates notes in low light
• Rubberized knobs which spool the paper in either direction easily with one hand
• A storage port which protects the solid graphite pencil
The AquaSketch Minno II retails for US$55/47 Euros and is available online at www.aquasketch.com.
— Sarah Barrett