Just when you think that taking an ink-based writing utensil to an actual piece of paper is a last-Millenium thing, along comes this high-tech translator pen to bring a futuristic touch to analog writing. The translator pen, called Ivy Guide, was put together by a handful of Japanese designers.
Calling it a translator pen is actually a little bit of a misnomer as it's not actually a pen. It's actually a USB-enabled device that can latch onto almost any existing pen. The device has a scanner and projector built into the device that will scan any word that the user outlines, and then project the translated word right onto the page in the language of the user's choice. It's an ingenious little device that could prove essential for immigrants to a new country.
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