Neo SmartPen N2 – pen that writes both on paper and on your smartphone
Neo SmartPen N2 – a pen that writes in both places simultaneously: in a special notebook and a smartphone. Everything that you create on paper are automatically digitized and transferred to your smartphone. It opens large processing capabilities, but first things first.
Design and accessories
Smart pen comes in a minimalist package. Along with SmartPen supplied USB-cable, notebook and a reserve rod. The body is made of aluminum which feels unpleasantly heavy in hand. A bit unusual for those who prefer the slim and weightless stationery items, but it’s a matter of taste and habits. On the tip of the pen there is a button with LED indicator that flashes when you connect it to a mobile device. Pen looks elegant, so you can safely take it with you to the business meetings.
Where do you write?
Using Neo Smartpen N2 only makes sense if you’re writing in a special notebook. The trick is on printed on the page layout, thanks to which the motions of the pen are being detected. During first use the notebook is associated with the application, to unlock the notebook you will need to touch with a pen on a special mark. After that, the application will create a separate profile, so the notebooks can be changed. However, to change them you will need to contact the manufacturer and order them. They are available in different shapes and sizes, but, to be honest, this is not very convenient way. The pen perfectly works on the plain paper, however it turns from the smartpen into a simple and too heavy for a simple letter.
The most interesting part of any smart product is software. Neo Smartpen N2 is no exception. All that was painted in the special notebook will be displayed within the app, which is available for iOS and Android. A pen can work without a direct connection to the mobile gadget: everything written is stored in the internal memory of the device, and only when syncing with a smartphone it will be sent to the application. After that you will be able to apply various sorts of image processing. Any part of the page can be selected and edited separately.
Text is recognized and displayed not as a set of curves, but as plain text, so it is possible convert hand writing into electronic form, skipping the steps of scanning and recognition. Obtained data can be stored in different formats. They can also be sent directly from the application to the social networks or email. For quick orientation on the pages of virtual notebook it is possible to leave notes and bookmarks in form of tags.
Why do we need it?
Obviously, this gadget is for people who love old style paper writing. However nowadays, without digital copies of the text or sketches you can’t go anywhere. Some people produce brilliant ideas only with a pencil in his hand, some doesn’t want to lose the magic idea written on a napkin. Artists understandably appreciate this gadget – all sketches from the light notebook can be immediately sent to the cloud.
In general, if you are one of those who cannot leave the paper and you are willing to make some sacrifices like having to buy special notebooks, the Neo SmartPen N2 will be the bridge to the digital world.
You can buy the pen and the special notebooks from the official website: www.neosmartpen.com.