Moleskine, the legendary notebooks used by artists and writers including Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, just launched their new pad. Called Livescribe Notebook, it comes with a Livescribe pen and is, as always, made from acid-free paper. Much like an iPad, it lets you write, draw, and make notes, allowing the ‘intelligent’ pen to automatically back up and transfer your ideas from paper to screen.
If you enjoy writing on paper, but always worry you might loose your doodles and great ideas, this might be the perfect solution. Moleskine’s new Livescribe Notebook ($30) works in combination with the Livescribe smartpens ($150) and the Livescribe+ app. It features pages containing a dot pattern that quickly and accurately turn handwritten notes into a digital form.
As you write, the pen can track your exact position on the paper, so your drawings and notes are backed up to your iPad. It also comes with buttons you can hit — a star, flag, or tag — to tag an image or bookmark pages, just as you do on a tablet computer. And if you’d like to record a verbal note explaining your sketch, there are play, pause, and record icons at the bottom of the page. Who would have thought Moleskine will be so cutting-edge?
Find out more about the Livescribe Notebook here.
[Via Fast Co. Design]