Blurring the lines between science and magic
Once in a while, you bump into products that are so cool that you can’t differentiate whether its science or magic at play. Imagine the possibility of writing on a piece of real paper, using a real pen with ink, then once done writing, in a few seconds, transfer what you have written to your iPhone, Android phone or computer without using a scanner? Well, now you can using the Equil Smartpen 2!
The Equil Smartpen2 is a very clever digital pen that automatically converts your handwritten notes and sketches into digital form almost instantly. Now, over the years there have been many efforts to help users to capture hand-written content into digital form using various strategies like touch screens, digital stylus pens which work with touch screens, but the ability to hand-write on a piece of paper and automatically convert the written content has always been elusive. Now with the SmartPen, the tables have been turned!
So how does this technology work? When you purchase your very own Equil SmartPen2 (retail value approx R2,000), you get the Smartpen, a Reciever and the Charging Cradle which has a magnetic case. When you are ready to start writing, you attach the Reciever to the top of your page. The Reciever uses ultrasound and infrared to accurately pinpoint the pen’s position on paper of your choosing, then sends that information straight to your favourite device (smart phone or computer), while the Smartpen uses digitized ink to convert your drawing to electronic form.
The partnership between Equil and OneNote, allows you to send your sketches and notes to OneNote, which is an excellent solution to save and organize all your hand written notes. The Smartpen is increasingly becoming a critical component in adoption and use of OneNote by educational institutions and other Enterprises. To see the Smartpen in action, have a look at the video and happy digital writing with Equil Smartpen2!
To learn more about the Equil Smartpen 2, click here.