Digitized Boring

Simple devices are getting new digital features

Implications - Everything is becoming digital, and boring objects, like pens, are the best examples. One of the greatest perks of high-tech pens is that they manage to store a lot of functionality in a tiny package. The evolution from digital pens that record what you write has continued to pens that detect Wi-Fi, teach you languages, and even sense your emotions through skin temperature and pressure.
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Projected Monitors - Computers in Pens
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Mild 14,079 Clicks Pub: Jun 9, 08
Projected Monitors
Computers in Pens
We've been introduced to virtual-keyboards - the ones that are projected onto a flat surface. This computer prototype utilizes the same technology but also includes a projected monitor. All you apparently… [More]
Flash Drive Fountain Pen - S.T. Dupont USB
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Average 9,426 Clicks Pub: Mar 27, 08
Flash Drive Fountain Pen
S.T. Dupont USB
This luxe fountain pen might be nice for a tech geek executive. The S.T. Dupont pen is neo-classical style pen with a 4 gig USB memory stick. The pen body is made of Chinese lacquer and palladium with… [More]
Digital Fountain Pen - Send SMS and Email
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Mild 10,533 Clicks Pub: Feb 13, 08
Digital Fountain Pen
Send SMS and Email
Send digital messages with a pen? The D-Scribe is a digital pen, designed to look like a traditional fountain pens, however it converts your handwriting into digital form to be sent as either text messages… [More]
Emotion-Sensitive Pens - Philips Mood Pens
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Mild 7,714 Clicks Pub: May 22, 08
Emotion-Sensitive Pens
Philips Mood Pens
You've heard of mood rings? Philips, the electronic company, has filed a patent for a mood pen which can record your emotional state as you write. The sensors in the pen's shaft monitors your heart rate,… [More]
Digitally Record Your Scribbles - The Zpen
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Untested 3,650 Clicks Pub: Jul 25, 08
Digitally Record Your Scribbles
The Zpen
The Zpen is a mixture of technology and a throwback to the old days when we used to use pen and paper to record things instead of PDAs, mobiles, and computers. All you have to do is attach the receiver… [More]
Hot Spot Finder - Pen Detects Wifi
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Untested 3,154 Clicks Pub: Jan 23, 08
Hot Spot Finder
Pen Detects Wifi
If you're not quite comfortable wearing a Wifi detecting Tshirt, then this $8 gadget might be the next best thing! The nifty Wi-Fi Detecting Pen is able to sense wireless hot spots, and has four LEDs… [More]
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