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Neo Smartpen N2 is as slim as a ballpoint pen

You might think smartpens are chunky things, and for the most part, you’d be right. The Neo Smartpen N2, however, isn’t any fatter than a regular ballpoint pen.

Not only does this mean it’ll fit in your pencil case, it also makes it more comfortable to hold.

Just write on the notepad, and you can sync it to your smartphone and see your handwriting or drawing on the screen. You can zoom in using your smartphone too, to inspect your drawings close up. It beats squinting, or using a magnifying glass.

As you start to write, the N2 will automatically switch on and save everything you jot down. The app will save up to 1,000 pages without you having to tell it, and will archive them by date, location, and page. Write on the same page at a later date, and the app will find the digital version in the archive.

All your writing and drawings sync with Evernote, ready to be shared via SMS and on social media.

You can record your voice too, and have it play along with the note.

Handwriting recognition transcribes your scribbles into digital text, so you won’t spend hours typing up your notes. And your drawings can be imported into graphics programs like Photoshop and Illustrator.

You can even have the pen engraved with your name, for the ultimate personal touch.

It’s soared past its funding target on Kickstarter, raising $73,000 AUD, and there are still 16 days to go. For more info, check out the website at neosmartpen.com.

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