Pens With WiFi?
If you read TechCrunch you’re on top of all of the cool shit they are putting out on a weekly basis. The other day I saw a product that was pepper spray, a camera and it automatically dialed 9-1-1. Uh, the bad guys don’t even stand a chance. They’ll be flailing on the ground with burning eyes, the entire thing will be recorded and the cops will be on their way. That’s insane, I guess I don’t need my Surefire tactical pen for self defense anymore.
Now the next thing I’m about to tell you about might be even more mind blowing. Although that self defense tool if pretty nuts.
Livescribe is the brains behind this technology and it’s pretty damn cool pen. It makes my other pens look shabby. You might be thinking, okay so a pen has wifi. Great, there is literally WiFi everywhere, why do I need my pen to give off a weak signal as well?
The idea got started because the founder was having troubles remember what he was being said when he wrote certain things down. This happens to all of us, whether it’s in a board meeting or in class.
So here is the scoop. When you write it records the audio. Both the audio and the notes are automatically sent via Wifi to Evernote. This way when you want to see the notes or the audio you can get them on or offline. Pretty damn slick hey? The coolest part about this whole operation might be the fact that you can tap on any section of notes and the audio will replay from the time you wrote those notes down. I have no idea how that works but it sounds completely badass.
So when you’re put pen to paper you’re not going to forget what was said at that exact moment. And the best part? Well okay, I’ve said the best part a lot. One of the cooler things about this is the fact that you can share all of these documents and audio files with your classmates or your co-workers. And it’s not a pain in the ass because it’s stored on your evernote. So no more photocopying notes or trying to remember what the prof said at a given point in time, it’ll just happen. Which is completely badass.