Welcome to Reviews OnLine: E-Pen
Natural Writing in a Digital World
by Rick Smith (December 22, 2001)


Writing on paper is a natural, human experience that has existed for hundreds of years. E-Pen InMotion has created the E-Pen, a truly 21st century product that utilizes your natural ability

The E-Pen system consists of a wireless digital pen, writing controller and necessary software. Using this system, you write messages and drawings on any type of paper and they are translated into digital ink. Your notes are now easily accessible by a PC or compatible mobile device -- you don't have to change the way you have worked for years, just because you want to also store your writing digitally.

Setting up the E-Pen is an easy 4 step process:

  • Install included E-Pen DigiWrite software
  • Plug in the receiver to the USB port
  • Clip the included receiver onto paper sheet
  • Start writing and/or drawing

    Your writing is now digitally transmitted (via ultrasonic and infrared technology) to your computer. Since anyone who can use a pen can now use the E-Pen, there is virtually no "learning curve" to get used to this device.

    Some specific applications are:

  • Students taking notes in class
  • Attorneys' notes during trials
  • Retail Business signature authentication
  • Medical prescription authorization
  • Financial transaction approval

    The E-Pen retails for $179 and is currently available. The E-Pen is Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows CE compatible. Interface models are available for either USB or serial PDA.

    Some of the key feature of the E-Pen are:

  • Works on any flat surface (no special paper)
  • Weighs 15 grams
  • About the size of a large Mont Blanc pen
  • Writing area boundary is about 8 x 10 inches (A4)

    Initial Impression

    The weight and balance of the pen is good is comfortable to hold in the hand.

    Copyright 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

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