Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My new tool... or toy...

About a half a year ago the Husband, my favorite geek, got a Logitech-pen that can transfer notes on paper to digital notes and I was kind of envious. The special paper was really expensive and the software didn't really work too good.

Now a new version of the same technique has been released by a company called Livescribe - selling the pen through Target and Amazon and their own website. And since they now have blank, unlined paper I just had to get one.

This pen is sooooo cool. Actually, the base is a Swedish invention - the company Anoto invented the technique. You can use the pen to take notes and record the conversation that was going on when you took the notes - or the seminar you were listening to - and then the notes and the audio is synced. And you can just transfer your notes to your laptop and immediately get a digital copy that you can share. For me who does a lot of mind-mapping and sketches when working - this is totally awesome.

Now I just have to learn how this little computer pen actually works...



6 comments:

BritGirl said...

I feel a bit sick after seeing that.
I had this idea a few years back but never act on my ideas and I have lots of ideas. Now obviously someone has and must be making a lot of money on it.
Sigh!
Mind you,I wouldn't have had a clue how to actually make it though!

Anna, Fair and True said...

Så din familj är lite tekniknördar! ;) Jag såg några roliga prylar i en tidning igår, bl a en "handpresso", en liten espressomaskin som man kan ta med sig. Jag antar att man fyller upp den med en kopp vatten och sedan gör den en kopp i taget. Fast priset var över tusenlappen så kanske lite onödigt! :)

Saltistjejen said...

O jag tror M visade mig denna penna på nätet för ett tag sedan. Den verkar otroligt Science Fiction i mina ögon! För bra för att vara sann på ngt vis...!

JaCal said...

Britgirl - oh, you should have been an inventor! ;-) I love how I can digitize my notes - the audio is great too - but love storing them in my computer.

Anna - japp... i den här familjen har man inget val! ;-) En handpresso - aha! Synd att jag inte dricker kaffe - annars skulle man kanske titta lite närmare på en sån...

Saltistjejen - den är precis som den visas i filmen - funkar lika bra och enkelt. Urcool!

Hannes said...

Tjena, trevlig blogg detta. Den där pennan verkar riktigt häftig, jag tänkte köpa den men tyvärr så shippar de inte till Sverige (än?)

Har du testat om textigenkänning funkar även för ÅÄÖ?

JaCal said...

Hannes - inte ens via Amazon? Amazon brukar ju skeppa internationellt - även om du kan åka på att betala tull etc. Jag har inte kört igång textingenkänningsfunktionen - hann inte testa klart innan min resa till Sverige förra veckan. Den ska fixa det har jag förstått. Problemet är nog inte åäö, utan hur hemsk handstil man har... ;-)