MONTBLANC AUGMENTED PAPER
A notepad and pen that transfer your analogue notes and scribbles to the digital domain.
The Montblanc Augmented Paper (MAP) set costs 725 USD. For this tidy sum, you’ll get a modified version of a Montblanc Starwalker pen, three ballpoint refills, some tweezers to exchange the refills, as well as a black Florentine leather notebook containing a pad of lined paper and some hidden electronic digitising wizardry. It’s simple to use. Just scribble away, then press the button to the right of the paper to sync a perfect replica of your work to the MAP app on your phone. It can even convert your writing to plain text, thanks to the world’s most accurate recognition software, but you’ll have to stick to one of its 15 languages, of which English and Arabic are two. The MAP’S batteries last about eight hours on a single charge and it can also store up to 100 pages in its internal memory, which is perfect for writing away from your smartphone, as you would, for example, on a commercial airline flight to the US, given that large electronic devices are no longer allowed in the cabin.