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Ink Different

Keyboards beware! The wireless pen is here.

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Think -style gadgetry-Digital Ink's flagshipproduct, the n-scribe, lets you handwrite a note, zap it to yourmobile phone and then instantly send it off as e-mail. It workslike this: The wireless pen uses infrared to capture handwrittenstrokes and then ships them-in a digital format-to your mobilephone via a serial cable connection.

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

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