The King Jim Pomera DM100 is a digital note taking device straight from Japan. What makes it unique is the fact it’s portable, lightweight, and used for making rough drafts or taking notes. And yes, you can use it in English.
- I’ve attempted to use it for writing a novel, and learned a lot about it’s quirks along the way.
To this day I still use it for rough drafts and writing down ideas. It’s password protected so if you’re someone who doesn’t like using work-related computers to store ideas or write down any controversial, the Pomera will help keep your files safe. It’s nice to have an offline solution to keep your ideas hidden from prying eyes.
Can’t I just use my computer or (insert device) to take notes?
Yes, you can. I’ll cover some reasons why you might want to use the Pomera DM100:
- Battery life is around 30 hours.
- You don’t like carrying battery packs, cables, or heavy laptops with you.
- No email, internet, or distraction. Just write and focus.
I take my Pomera to the nearest library or café. Sit down. Pop it open, and start writing. I don’t have to compete or fight with people for an outlet — which are always the best spots and are always taken.
If I want to go super hardcore, I’ll get some noise cancelling headphones, put on some tunes, and leave the phone in the car!
Just for perspective, the Kindle gets about around 30 hours of battery life. Which is a good chunk of time. The Pomera doesn’t eat up that much power.
And speaking of power. The King Jim Pomera DM100 uses two AA batteries. If you get the Pomera I highly, highly recommend you get rechargeable ones. WELL WORTH IT.
Why buy this instead of a chromebook or other device
The main selling point is this device is portable and small. You can take it with you when you travel and you don’t have to worry about cords or being distracted.
The other reason you would buy a chromebook or similar device is the Pomera DM100 doesn’t support special characters. So if you want to type and add special mark to your letters I would look at getting a chrome book.
The Pomera DM100 is from Japan, but you can easily switch to English. The menu and everything are very straightforward and easy to understand. You can be up and running within the seconds it takes to boot up.
I use this for taking memos and writing down rough drafts.
The price is around $200 but you can find it cheaper if you are already in Japan. The cost is around $180 and you can find it at the nearest KS Denki electronics store.
Right now you can buy on Amazon.com and the price is still fair. It’s still a fairly unheard of device so I would keep an eye out if someone sells a used one.
Pomera DM100 Website I created
If you want to know all the details of setting it up you can go to pomeradm100guide.com and I’ll show you how to set up a password, how to use the calendar, how to switch between Japanese and English and more.