5 smart pens that sync your handwriting and sketches with your smartphone or replace a stylus

5 smart pens that sync your handwriting and sketches with your smartphone or replace a stylus
Digital technology is bringing innovation to everything. Yes, even the good old pen and paper combo. By marrying pressure-sensitive sensors, optical scanning, wireless connectivity and long-lasting batteries, device makers managed to come up with smart pens – and that happened a good couple of years before the Apple Pencil wow'd us!

These amazing instruments are able to transfer your sketching and writing from paper inside the digital domain of your phone, tablet, or computer amidst the very process. In practice, it really does look like magic, but it's not just that!

Some smart pens come with built-in memory and tiny microphones that let you store writing and recorded audio on the device itself, syncing it with your device later if you have to. Others are less fancy and simply function like high-quality styluses for devices that don't feature native stylus support.

Check out five of the finest smart pens we could find and tell us what you think!

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7 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

#1 and #3 are nifty while #2 is..........No.

2. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Why does everything use Evernote? Can 1 sync with onenote effortlessly? That's all I care.

4. d3MK3i

Posts: 2; Member since: May 05, 2016

Exactly! OneNote is far far better..

5. csacseg

Posts: 25; Member since: May 21, 2014

Anybody try a -DotPen- on Z2 tablet?

6. BAYmustafa

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

thank you note series :D

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh, I'd much rather buy a refurbished Surface Pro 1 + Surface Pen for double that price pen price and rip the immense benefits of going totally paperless with OneNote: http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1xNpW0I http://www.dereferer.org/?http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F1Hruf8o I hate physical paper.

8. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

What about Wacom Fineline and similar pens?

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