Despite the speed and prowess of that fancy new computer, all of the software loaded onto it, and the plethora of office suites available that employ an annoying little paper clip that wants to help you compose a brand new grocery shopping list, most everyone will opt to pick a pen and jot down a note upon a scrap of paper.
Yes, it needs a battery, but just a little one.
Well, the folks at EPOS Technologies are quite aware of the human love affair with simple writing instruments. The marriage between the en and computer seemed to be the next logical step. The pen uses a proprietary system of ultrasonic acoustic waves to calculate the exact position of the pen tip. The accompanied flash drive acts a the receiver, and can be plugged into a computer or clipped to a note pad. It collects data in regards to the pens' position, data that can then later be downloaded as images of whatever you wrote or doodled. It even doubles as a mouse.
The set has a starting price of $79 USD and should be available by the end of the year. Guess I'll get myself one for Christmas.