Maison&Objet 2015: French technology retailer Orée is launching a ballpoint pen that can digitally record and store notes and sketches produced in a companion notebook .
The Stylograph pen has been described by Orée as “the very first writing instrument suited for the digital age” and pairs technology with hand-crafted components.
The matt entire body of the pen has been hand-shaped from pure copper and has a triangular grip topped with a wood-tipped cap.
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“The Stylograph pursues Orée’s design philosophy: classy, simple and lasting functionality crafted with the finest natural resources,” the company said. “Our newest creation is made from pure copper and draws on the timeless purity and sturdiness of this all-natural metal, the 1st ever utilized by mankind.”
The ballpoint is sold with a leather-covered notebook, which has 192 pages of patterned A5 paper created to perform in conjunction with the pen. Paper refills for the guide will be offered from Orée and other chosen retailers.
The pen consists of a high-velocity micro camera that tracks where pen strokes are positioned on the web page – relying on the paper’s barely visible patterns for reference. An accelerometer inside of the pen also detects its movement and angle.
The Stylograph shops all notes and sketches created on the paper in its internal memory, ready to be transferred to the accompanying iOS or Android app by means of Bluetooth exactly where they can be edited or shared.
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The ballpoint’s rechargeable battery delivers up to two complete days of writing, in accordance to the company.
The pen will launch at the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris, which will take location from four to eight September 2015.
Orée aims to bring collectively technological innovation and natural supplies, with every piece hand-crafted in the brand’s workshop in southern France.
British style brand Minimalux has also updated the classic ballpoint pen with a set of 4 precious-metal editions, whilst industrial designer Marc Newson teamed up with Montblanc to launch a luxury pen assortment featuring nibs plated with uncommon metals.
In 2014, stationery brand Moleskine developed a series of notebooks that could be utilized with a Livescribe smartpen to flip hand-written notes into digital files.