The crew and I were in Target the other day. While my wife took the daughter in the dressing room to try on tutus for her ballet class, I took the big guy T-Mike with me to the automotive section. They didn’t have what we were looking for so we swung by the electronics since it was right there. It was unavoidable really. I’m like a moth to a light when it comes to that stuff.
On our way to the huge televisions, we came across an interesting device called the Pulse Smartpen. It is an interesting device for sure. It’s a pen, but when you write with it it captures an image of what you write so you can later upload the text to your computer. It also has a built-in microphone in case you have any audio notes you would like to capture. The pen is $120 or so, so it isn’t cheap. You also have to use special paper for it to work.
Anyhow, click on the link and check it out.
My question for you would be, do you think a pen that captures your written notes would be handy, and do you think it is worth $120? I’m on the fence, really.
PS I hope this post is understandable. I’m writing it at 12:16, having just rocked the aforementioned T-Mike to sleep.
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I think it sounds interesting. I write everything out first and then type it on the computer. I guess it would make that step a little quicker, wouldn’t it? But I also consider when I’m typing what I have hand written as my first round of revisions. I don’t think I’d spend $120 on it, especially since the paper you have to use for it is probably also expensive. It’s an interesting concept though. Next time I’m at Target, I’ll have to check it out.
Cool gadget but it wouldn’t be worth it to me. Maybe if it teleported whatever food I was craving at that moment… or made me be able to fly or turn invisible or something.
You don’t actually work longhand do you?
I work longhand lately, to get away from the lure of the internet.
I read your post about Livescribe and wanted to give you a couple references to check out if you’re still on the fence. If you’re looking to hear from customers who own the Pulse smartpen, I suggest checking out our Livescribe Facebook Fan page at http://www.facebook.com/livescribe or Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/livescribe.
I do work longhand as well but generally only when the computer is too distracting or I’m away from a computer.
I guess it would depend on whether hand writing software improved.
My handwriting is pretty hard to read.