I really like the look of this, may have some use in the future...
The Zpen by Dane-Elec is a revolutionary device that brings note-taking to a whole new level. Ideal for use in classrooms, meetings, at work, while travelling and on the go, the Zpen will change the way you write forever.
The combination of the Zpen and its companion receiver lets you write on any kind of paper and download your handwritten notes on your PC, Mac or Linux machine and view them on screen. Then you can convert your handwritten notes in digital text for use with your standard word processing application. On a PC, Note Search allows you to easily locate keywords within your handwritten notes.
In addition, the Zpen has a 1GB capacity and can be used as a standard USB flash drive to store your videos, music, pictures and files.
Write with the Zpen, on any kind of paper (with the receiver on top of your page)
Download your handwritten notes on youqr PC, Mac or Linux and view them on screen
Find keywords back on your handwritten notes
Convert your handwritten notes in digital text, to use it on your standard word processing
Zpen digital pen
1GB USB key receiver
USB cable (for thin laptops)
Zpen Software (preloaded in the receiver)
Pen & Ink Viewer (PC/Mac/Linux)
MyScriptNotes (PC only)
Pentium III 1GHz and up
200MB free disk space
256MB RAM (512 recommended)
1 USB port available (2.0 or 1.1)
The Zpen has been featured on Channel 5, The Gadget Show and also the following links to name a fewhttp://knowledge.computing.co.uk/2008/07/dane-elec-zpen.htmlhttp://www.expertreviews.co.uk/news/210981/first-look-zpen-turns-handwriting-into-text.html