This device takes the simplicity of a paper notepad and adds the convenience of digital files. The Spark has three elements: a smart ballpoint pen, a smart folio that connects via Bluetooth to your smart devices, and a standard paper pad. Hit the button inside the folio spine and your doodles and notes on paper sync to the Bamboo app, where they can be edited or shared. With the digital file, you can replay your drawings stroke by stroke, although you need to use firm pen strokes. For some, who are digital-only in their note-taking, this adds an unwanted step but for others it’s a clever combination.
$250 / WACOM.COM/EN-AU