If the pen is truly mightier than the sword, then you should probably think twice before messing with a smartpen; especially with one not unlike the Equil Smartpen 2. Although not the freshest of ideas when it comes to the trend of having a “smart” version of most of your household appliances and other items you use every day, this smartpen has a lot to offer. Whether you are extremely enthusiastic about these type of gadgets or you just tolerate them, you will be surprised by the Equil Smartpen 2.
From Luidia Inc., a leader in interactive and digital capture technology, comes their latest product, the Equil Smartpen 2. Unlike some smartpens released before, this one does not require special paper which you have to use in order for the pen to be useful, which is a step up from those smartpens. However, that is a step already made by its predecessor, the Equil JOT Smartpen which allowed you to write on any type of paper. This feature is, of course, included in the ones which the Smartpen 2 boasts.
What makes the Smartpen 2 better than the rest of the products in its category is that it does not need to be connected to any device for it to work. The Bluetooth receiver, which was used as a link between your device and your JOT Smartpen so you could digitize data in real time, is now also a data receiver with 4 gigabytes of storage. As you take notes, draw or just scribble, everything you might write or draw will be recorded on this receiver, so you can review, edit or share your notes and drawings later on. Which brings us to the apps used for reviewing, editing and sharing. There are two apps that are available to you; the Equil Note and the Equil Sketch.
The Equil Note is used for editing and sharing your notes, with the added option of converting your handwriting into text.
The Equil Sketch allows you to do pretty much the same with your drawings. Both of these apps are available on multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS) and you can have the version you need right here. Apart from the actual pen and the receiver, you will also get a well-designed charging dock which also serves as a case. If you have worries about the level of detail your digitized notes will have, relax. There is one reason in particular for this: this smartpen utilizes a pressure sensitive tip, so the detail level doesn’t get reduced at all.
The Equil Smartpen 2 is a wonderful piece of tech which will give you a new and fun approach to your note-taking and drawing. As Luidia Inc. has definitely made a mark so far by introducing innovative capture technology, let’s hope that they continue giving us excellent and useful tech and gear like the Equil Smartpen 2 in the future.
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