Technology has done it again!
It has taken a simple object like a pen and transformed it into something unique. In the old days, all a pen could do was write on paper or your hand. That was about as far as it would get.
Now with the new smartpens, technology has upgraded writing to the point where you have almost unlimited writing surfaces. Check out the reviews below and see how far technology has taken the ordinary writing pen.
You will be surprised at what you can do with the new smartpens
- Our 2018 Smartpen Review
- 11. USA Inc IRISNotes SMARTPen
- 10. USA Inc IRISNotes 2 Executive Digital Pen Scanner
- 9. Luidia Inc Equil Smartpen 2
- 8. Wacom Bamboo Digital Notebook
- 7. NeoLab Convergence Neo smartpen
- 6. Livescribe Smartpen Black Edition
- 5. Wacom Inkling Sketch Pen
- 4. Wacom Bamboo Spark Ballpoint Pen
- 3. Wacom Grip Pen
- 2. Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus
- 1. Livescribe Echo Smartpen
Our 2018 Smartpen Review
11. USA Inc IRISNotes SMARTPen
IRISNotes 3 Air Bluetooth SMARTPen PRO Digital Note Taker Rechargeable Battery
Instead of just writing your thoughts you can store them in your pen. This USB rechargeable pen will hold up to 100pages of A4 writing. Then you can edit those notes with ease. This pen is compatible with PC and Mac operating systems.
Plus, it will recognize up to 30 languages. As well as write on those photos you have taken with your tablet or other electronic devices. Then when it is plugged into your computer, you can access the information using your mouse.
The pen is compatible with Word, Notepad, and Outlook. It also uses normal ink and paper.
10. USA Inc IRISNotes 2 Executive Digital Pen Scanner
IRISNotes 2 Executive Digital Pen Scanner for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
If you use Mac operating systems and other electrical devices you have a pen that is compatible with most of them. It will write on stored photos taken with your iPhone or iPad. You can also save your handwritten work then edit it on your computer or tablet.
The pen works with a rechargeable USB battery and can send data to Word, Notepad or Outlook. You also get a date stamp feature letting you know exactly when you wrote your notes.
It is also compatible with some Windows Operating Systems. Then when you need to write the old-fashioned way, this pen will meet that need.
9. Luidia Inc Equil Smartpen 2
Equil Smartpen 2
You do not need to use a normal scanner to make your notes electronically available or editable. This smartpen will transfer your handwriting to your Android Mac, PC or iOS systems. You can even place your information in a cloud.
All you need to do is download the free apps and you are good to go. This pen also uses normal ink and paper for those times you want a little privacy. You also get up to 4GB of memory.
2 lithium batteries are needed to power this smartpen. It also comes with its own charging case to make recharging simple and easy.
8. Wacom Bamboo Digital Notebook
Wacom Bamboo Slate Smartpad Digital Notebook, Large (A4/ Letter Size), CDS810S
A simple touch of the button and you can save your work. This tablet is easy to use and all you need is the inkspace app to turn your work into text that can be edited. You can share your writings through different files like JPG, PG and more.
You need Bluetooth functions on your Android, iOS, and Windows. But the Windows has to be the more recent versions of its OS. Check the instructions to find the complete list of compatible electronic devices.
This device also helps you to find those earlier notes when you need to make edits.
7. NeoLab Convergence Neo smartpen
Neo smartpen N2 (Titan Black) for IOS and Android Smartphones and Tablets
The Bluetooth capability automatically synchronizes your Android and iOS devices as you write. You can quickly turn your handwriting into digital notes for easy editing and sharing.
Its technology allows the pen to recognize 15 languages. Handling the pen is easy with its ergonomic design and it turns o automatically. Once you touch the pen to paper it is on and the pen will store up to 1000 pages of information.
Google Drive is your main source for uploading and sharing. The pen is compatible only with N notebook.
6. Livescribe Smartpen Black Edition
Livescribe 3 smartpen Black Edition (APX-00020)
You need the free Live scribe+ app along with the Bluetooth Smart system to work with this smartpen. You can easily connect with your iOS and Android system when you use those two systems.
Plus, you get 4GB of memory to help you save all the material you have written down. The app then allows you to organize your work, tag it, play it back and more. The on and off switch is in the middle of the pen.
Just give it a twist and you give or take the power away.
5. Wacom Inkling Sketch Pen
Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch Pen (MDP123)
Besides handwriting, you can store and digitalize any drawing you make with this smartpen. You can store and save hundreds of drawings using JPG, BMP, PNG, PDF and other formats. Transferring those drawings to your computer is just as easy.
An added feature is the layer button. You can layer your drawings as you draw on normal paper. To recharge the pen, just slip it into its case and hook up the USB cable to both it and your computer.
You get 8 hours of drawing time on a single 3-hour charge.
4. Wacom Bamboo Spark Ballpoint Pen
Wacom Bamboo Spark Smart Folio Digital Ballpoint Pen with Snap-Fit for iPad Air 2
This digital pen is compatible with iPad Air 2 using EMR technology. It will work with an A5 sized piece of paper and it is powered by 1 lithium battery.
It will work with A5 graph and lined paper since it only tracks your pen strokes. Plus, you cannot go past the 80-page memory system. Also, it will work with any standard ink you can find at the stationary store.
The pen is not pressured sensitive. This is an older version of the smartpen system.
3. Wacom Grip Pen
Wacom INTUOS4/CINTIQ21 Grip Pen
It is cordless which means you can use this pen anywhere you want and in any position you want to write in. It is equipped with a 2nd generation tip sensor and comes with 3 standard pen nibs.
The pen is also compatible with previous versions of Intuo and Cintiq systems. To get a complete list of the compatibility check the instructions when you are shopping. It is not compatible with other systems.
2. Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus
Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad Air, iPad 3/4 and iPad mini
This aluminum pen uses Bluetooth4.o technology to help you record your handwriting and drawings. But you do not need the Bluetooth menu to connect it to your iPad.
The pen comes with 2,048 pressure settings to help you get the right texture to your work. Also, its AAAA battery, included, provides you with about 150 hours of use. Its soft grip is easy on the hands.
You also get 2 free nibs just in case. Also, you get some shortcut buttons to make operation a lot easier. The sleek case makes transporting a lot easier as well.
1. Livescribe Echo Smartpen
Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen
With 2GB of memory, you can record a lot of what you write and hear. You can also replay important lectures or notes with a simple tap of the buttons. This pen is compatible with Mac and Windows OS with its Echo Desktop Software.
The starter Notebook feature records up to 50 pages of notes. But you can record up to 200 hours of speaking and over a 1,000 pages of notes on its large memory system. Also, you do not have to worry about the paper size. This pen is compatible with a variety of sizes.
A USB cable is included in your purchase. This makes recharging simple and easy. It also makes transferring data lot easier.
Some Final Words
Technology has made communication by handwriting a lot easier. You no longer have to wait for snail mail to get your ideas to your friends and business associates. Just a couple of apps and a Bluetooth connection and you can transfer your thoughts quickly.
Using a top 10 best digital smartpen in 2018 demonstrates your technological savvy as well as your good judgment. You know how to communicate the best way possible.