+ Friday August 23rd, 2019


German penmaker Stabilo had a stand at CES Unveiled today showing off its forthcoming Digipen product, offering digital handwriting recognition with a simple Bluetooth-connected ballpoint pen.

The Digipen includes sensors for measuring acceleration and rotation, position and movement along with a 2048-level pressure sensor. The result is a Bluetooth-connected pen that can transmit your written notes in plain text, allowing you to take notes in meetings and more in a more natural way.

From the brief demonstration at Stabilo’s booth today, it looks like the Digipen will need a dedicated app, but in the long run it could find a use as an alternative keyboard input method on your Android device.

It’s early days yet – the pen isn’t quite ready for release, but we’ll be watching for its release in the coming months.

Jason Murray   Assistant Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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Will Dutton

any vague idea on a release date?

Will Dutton
Will Dutton

I would by this in a heart beat, i really like the idea of taking my notes on paper and having them synced digitally

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