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This Moleskine pen and notebook digitizes doodles on the fly
For a long time, Moleskine notebooks have been the guilty pleasure of artists, writers, and academics alike. Now tech geeks can be included in the Moleskine fandom, because the company has just launched a new product that automatically digitizes everything you scribble in the notebook by syncing up with your phone.
The downside to long-hand note taking has always been that if you lose your notebook, you lose your notes. Ever since everybody hopped onto the cloud, the idea of keeping information in a single, easily misplaced location is a bit harrowing. However, there are many who long for a simpler time in which a single hand scratched ink marks on paper instead of both hands scrambling away at plastic keys. Thanks to a co-branding between Moleskine, Adobe, Livescribe, and Evernote, these forlorn luddites get a chance to take notes their way with the Smart Writing Set.
The Smart Writing Set comes with a “Paper Tablet” (which by all appearances just seems to be a paper notebook with a dotty grid marking off space), the Pen+ and the accompanying mobile app. The three of these pieces of retro-savvy tech work in unison to sync up anything you draw or write on the notebook to your phone, even if your device is in your pocket. These can also be automatically synced up with Google Drive or Evernote.
The whole kit will cost you $200 out of the gate, but if you want to get more Paper Tablets, those will cost you an additional $30 each. What do you think of Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set? Useful tool or gimmicky playset? Let us know your take in the comments below!