Pens archive

  • Livescribe Echo 8GB with Livescribe Connect  review
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    Livescribe Echo 8GB with Livescribe Connect review

    By 30 November 2011

    If you're not familiar with the Livescribe smartpen setup, allow us to fill you in. The Echo is the follow-up to the Pulse and, like its predecessor, contains a camera that is capable of shooting over 70 frames per second. Working in tandem with specially...

  • Parker 5th technology pictures and hands-on
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    Parker 5th technology pictures and hands-on

    By 13 October 2011

    Parker has announced a new pen technology that merges the ease of use of a ball point pen with the eloquence of a fountain pen. Called the Parker 5th Technology, the company states that the new technology, which has taken 18 months to create, answers...

  • Wacom has an Inkling that you'll like its new digital pen
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    Wacom has an Inkling that you'll like its new digital pen

    By 30 August 2011

    Wacom, specialist in all things digital-pen related, has announced its latest teched-up scribe - the Wacom Inkling. Designed with arty types in mind, the digital pen combines with a receiver that clips onto any type of pad meaning you can use normal paper...

  • Brando offers new spy pen
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    Brando offers new spy pen

    By 14 January 2009

    This is just an ordinary, albeit slightly chunky pen, you think? Well, you're dead wrong. This is a new spy-pen from Brando offering video and audio recording as well as MP3 playback, the ability to function as a flash drive and, yes, the pen part actually...

  • Marlin SpyPen launches
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    Marlin SpyPen launches

    By 5 November 2008

    A new spy gadget is claiming the title of the world's smallest digital video recorder. The Marlin SpyPen looks like an ordinary pen but is a hi-tech hidden digital video camera, complete with "super-sensitive" hidden microphone that can record conversations...

  • Bluetooth pen lets you write in the air
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    Bluetooth pen lets you write in the air

    By 11 June 2008

    SMK Corp has developed and recently demoed the "wireless input pen", which captures characters written in the air, transmits them and displays them on a monitor. According to SMK, it is the world's first pen-type device that can do this and the company...

  • Wi-Fi detecting pen launches
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    Wi-Fi detecting pen launches

    By 27 May 2008

    Just press the button on this ordinary-looking pen and the LEDs begins to flash. After a few seconds, the flashing stops and the LEDs will display the 802.11b/g Wi-Fi signal strength of your current location. $19.90 available now.

  • 2GB USB "spy pen" launches
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    2GB USB "spy pen" launches

    By 20 May 2008

    This new 2GB "spy pen" claims to record up to 5 hours of vid with sound in AVI format for playback on the PC whilst appearing as inconspicuous as an ordinary pen. $128.

  • Wi-Fi finder pen joins WLAN locating products
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    Wi-Fi finder pen joins WLAN locating products

    By 18 January 2008

    We've had Wi-Fi finding bags, a watch and a tee and now a pen has joined the 802.iib/g sniffin' services available to eager consumers. The Wi-Fi Finder Pen will sniff out hotspots and tell you how strong the signal is via LED lights.

  • Mysterious pen-phone concept revealed
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    Mysterious pen-phone concept revealed

    By 8 November 2007

    Sent anonymously to a the Gizmodo blog, "design A" pictured is a concept design for a fully working mobile phone pen. Designed to be used with Bluetooth earpieces, there is an earpiece and receiver too - so you could use the pen like a "normal" phone....

  • WWE Shawn Michaels Projector Pen
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    WWE Shawn Michaels Projector Pen

    By 10 July 2007

    The perfect writing implement for any disgruntled office workers, this pen, apart from displaying that fetching photo of the Heartbreak Kid, can project an image of the WWE wrestler on any flat surface. So, if someone asks you to do the filing and you...