Quick Draw!

03/02/2003

The ideal tool for the creative mind

If you sketch a lot of diagrams for work, you may get fed up with having to wait till you get back to the office, then struggling with the fax or the scanner to email your ideas to colleagues. Sony Ericsson has used technology from Swiss company Anoto - famous for the C-Pen handheld text scanner - to make the Chatpen. Use it to draw or write on a paper-like pad and then send your work as an email. You will need a digital notepad from Esselte or 3M, a Bluetooth-enabled mobile with GPRS, together with the wireless Sysnet service.
This short article featured in the February edition of The IIE Review Gadgets section.