Do you care for a fancy pen, a pen so pretty and can multitask? A pen so smart and have the capacity to perform other functions apart from writing? A pen that can write better?

With the revolution in technology now touching down on the realm of writing materials, pens that can do the above are a reality.

Are you among those who yearn to write with something that is considered a little more prestigious yet without sacrificing the benefits of modern technology? This combination is for you.

A German firm that specialises in the manufacture of luxury writing instruments, MontBlanc has introduced a digital pen and paper combination to the market, which includes the pen and the digital paper called the Montblanc Augmented Paper.

Montblanc’s smart pen will be able to store whatever you write in the notebook that comes with it, and it can keep up to 100 pages of content safe and sound before the user will need to transfer any of that data over to Montblanc’s cloud storage solution called the Montblanc Hub.

Users will also be able to transfer anything stored in the Montblanc hub to other places, such as various cloud storage services and the likes.

Like any other digital device, the pen can last up to eight hours on a single charge. So unless you’re using it to write stuff down for eight straight hours, you’ll be able to keep it off the charger for a few days.

In addition to digitising your handwriting, the pen and paper combo can also transcribe the text that’s written down  for up to 12 languages which include English, Italian, German, Chinese and more.

After writing on the included traditional notebook, the notes can be automatically sent to a mobile device for searching, editing, and sharing.

The amazing pen and paper combo will be available in London in October and will be sold for $725 (N298,700). Yes a pen, for almost N300,000.

Montblanc is mostly well-known for its line of high-end writing instruments and has partnered with Samsung for accessories on the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 in the past.


Author: Timilehin Boyinde

Oluwatimilehin Boyinde is a research writer and a social media strategist. A public affairs analyst, he writes about history, politics, sports, life matters and technology. He is passionate about happenings in Local and international political arenas. He is an avid Manchester United fan and an unapologetic Nigerian.