Targus, makers of a plethora of bags, cases, and general accessories had some interesting technology to show off at CES this year. There’s nothing final about it just yet, but iNotebook will let you write on a piece of paper with a pen and then send that writing straight to your iPad.
The iNotebook is fairly similar to the Inkling from Wacom in that you can use any paper you want so long as you have the sensor attached to the top of the page. The sensor will pick up everything you put on the paper and save it until you transfer it over to your iPad via Bluetooth. Once there your writings or sketches can be saved as a Word document, PDF, or JPG so you can share it however you want. The one thing the iNotebook won’t do is transcribe your writing into plaintext so you have to make sure what you write isn’t chicken scratch if you want someone else to read it.
The iNotebook should be coming out sometime this year, with a price point of $149. Keep in mind, that the image you see above is likely nothing like what you’ll see in the actual final product.
[Full disclosure: A member of my extended family works for Targus, though I had agreed to the meeting before I found that out and I like to think it has no bearing on my coverage of the company.]