Pegasus Mobile NoteTaker
They call it the Ultimate Handwriting Capture device – I call it a nifty little number that will fit in my smallest handbag and save me a truckload of typing.
The Mobile NoteTaker is basically an electronic pen that wirelessly communicates with a tiny base station about the size of my hand.
The base station works well when clipped to a notebook or clipboard, where it will capture handwritten drawings, sketches, notes, memos and even customized forms.
It has a small LCD panel that displays the notes as you go – and stores about 50 A4 pages in flash memory.
The device hooks up to your computer via USB and images and text are transferred across.
The software that comes with the NoteTaker allows for optical character recognition (OCR) which means that hand-written notes can be transferred into text – with the device hooked up, you can even write directly into Word or Outlook.
Here’s the catch, though – the OCR software is dependant on the quality of the handwriting.
The resulting translations can be hilarious – and confusing, if you’ve got the kind of handwriting that would really interest cryptologists.
Price: about Au $250
Purchase from: www.mobilenotetaker.com.au