But there are some tasks that are done just as well — if not, better — than their fancy, hi-tech alternatives. Take writing notes by hand, for example. Studies show that writing by hand can help you become a better writer as well as keep you sharp and focused.
The downside? If you’re drafting a blog post or notes for a big school paper, you’ll eventually need to transfer everything to your computer, which is both tedious and time-consuming.
At first glance, this weird gadget looks like a highlighter from the future or some luxurious stylus. However, it’s actually packed with text recognition technology that turns your written words into RAW images and then transposes them onto your screen.
Check it out:
Simply press and scan the words you’d like to transcribe. From there, use Scanmarker’s accompanying software to transfer the words to a Microsoft Word document, email, Facebook post, or Excel spreadsheet.
Normally, Scanmarker’s Air Wireless Pen Scanner will cost you $119, but for the next few days, you can buy it for $89. Oh, and did we mention this pen can translate your words into 40 other languages? This thing is a steal.