Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks transfer ideas from paper to screen
Stationery brand Moleskine has created a series of notebooks for use with a Livescribe smartpen to turn notes written on the pages into digital files (+ slideshow).
The Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks are designed to work with the Livescribe 3 smartpen, which connects to iOS devices via Bluetooth and sends each pen stroke in real time to an app.
Motion sensors in the pen record the position and movements made by the writer, which are translated into digital images of each page that can be viewed on smartphone and tablet devices.
The pen also allows the user to record audio while writing, a process that can be started, paused or stopped by tapping the pen nib on icons at the bottom left corner of the notebook pages.
In the bottom right corner are icons for starring, flagging and tagging the notes to organise them within the app.
"Far from disappearing, handwriting is developing into new forms," said Moleskine cofounder Maria Sebregondi in a statement. "We're creating tools and services which bridge analog and digital methods for a more seamless experience."
The notebooks feature typical Moleskine design elements including round corners, a ribbon bookmark and elastic closure. The lined paper is ivory-coloured and acid-free.
Livescribe versions come with an expandable inner pocket containing two bookmarks printed with smartpen instructions.
The ballpoint Livescribe 3 pen writes in black ink and is charged via a Micro USB cable.
Livescribe's Sky wifi smartpen, which syncs notes and audio with Evernote, and Echo model that uploads to a computer or laptop via wired USB connection are also compatible with the notebooks.