Moleskine Pen Saves Your Writing Digitally Even While Offline

Moleskine Pen Saves Your Writing Digitally Even While Offline
Design

The Italian brand's latest connected writing device aims to simplify digital-physical note-taking even further

Catherine Ollinger
  • 2 march 2018

Italian stationary maker Moleskine recently released the Pen+ Ellipse, a high-tech writing implement containing a tiny camera that will capture a user’s physical writing or drawings and save them digitally. The smart pen is compatible with any of Moleskine’s Ncoded paper products, like the Smart Planner or its Paper Tablets, and will allow users to save their words and designs via the Moleskine App. Users can then sync their work with any of their smart devices.

A digital pen that can save your scribbles is not entirely new, and Moleskine itself has released tools like this before, like in its Smart Writing Set of 2016. The product keeps record even when you’re not online, saving your work in an offline mode until you connect it to the device again. This capability provides convenience in the event of patchy Wi-Fi connections while on the go or difficulty pairing devices. It also facilitates trickier situations, like on transportation or in the outdoors, where taking out your device along with your pen and pad may be too inconvenient.

Upon purchasing the Pen+ Ellipse, consumers will receive the smart pen, a USB cable for recharging, one pen tip ink refill and the Volant XS Starter Journal, all for $179. While previous versions of similar digital pens haven’t been major hits, perhaps the attention Moleskine has paid to user convenience and freedom of compatibility will allow the success of this product.

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Italian stationary maker Moleskine recently released the Pen+ Ellipse, a high-tech writing implement containing a tiny camera that will capture a user’s physical writing or drawings and save them digitally. The smart pen is compatible with any of Moleskine’s Ncoded paper products, like the Smart Planner or its Paper Tablets, and will allow users to save their words and designs via the Moleskine App. Users can then sync their work with any of their smart devices.

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