Pentel airpenPocket Picks Up Handwriting, Sends To Phone Or PC Over Bluetooth

The airpenPocket is Pentel’s update to the aging airpenMini. Coming out in mid-February, this digital pen can transmit handwriting data via Bluetooth. The older airpenMini was only able to export data over USB. When writing or drawing on paper (sizes up to A4), the digital handwriting is sent to a memory unit via the original ultrasonic infrared method. The memory unit acts as the middle man between the pen and PC.

Later, the company hopes to expand the pen for use with mobile devices, expect Android support later in March. Also, Pentel will offer an application that interfaces with Evernote’s crowd service. You’ll be able to take notes and with one click, upload to Evernote from wherever you and are. By connecting to Evernote, the capabilities of this digital pen become really enticing.

Battery life is 90 hours of continuous use and memory capacity is 2 MB, or roughly 100 A4 pages. No price has been mentioned.