Ink Different

Keyboards beware! The wireless pen is here.
This story first appeared in the August 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Think James Bond-style gadgetry-Digital Ink's flagship product, the n-scribe, lets you handwrite a note, zap it to your mobile phone and then instantly send it off as e-mail. It works like this: The wireless pen uses infrared to capture handwritten strokes and then ships them-in a digital format-to your mobile phone via a serial cable connection.

The n-scribe also doesn't suffer from the failings of current handwriting-recognition software. Because it sends the images (numbers, letters, drawings) you write, if your handwriting is readable, your n-scribe notes will be, too. Expect the n-scribe to hit shelves this fall at a street price of $295.


Robert McGarvey is the author of How to Dotcom.

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