Frank bought me an io2 digital pen a while back and I love it. I take notes at home and at work and then I upload them all to my computer – you can search them then. So I have:
- a backup of my notes (I was always really afraid I’d lose my notebook) and
- I have copies of old notebooks without carrying them around and
- I can search them!
My one complaint would be that you have to use their notebooks and they don’t have any graph paper – it’s all line ruled. On the other hand, the memory and battery life have been outstanding. I really miss my Miquelrius leather like journals but not enough to give up the benefits of an io2!
Leapfrog – the company that makes the computer like books – also makes a digital pen for kids. It works like the io2 but does more – it actually reads back what you write and has programs to help you with writing, foreign languages and math!