The standard S pen you have come to know and love is already a pretty cool utility for your Galaxy Note. Add Bluetooth, a microphone, and a mini speaker to the equation and voila, you get the new “BT S Pen (HM1500).” The device had no introductions at yesterday’s Galaxy Note 10.1 event, no lime light, and no demos on stage, it was simply placed neatly in our “press kit” as a surprise, and surprised we were!
Within the BT S Pen box we found a bundled AC adapter, a rather large user manual, and 5 replacement “nibs” (stylus tips). Once we paired the device we were well on our way to making and receiving phone calls. Yes, you read that right, the Bluetooth enabled pen has a built in microphone and a speaker so you can use it as a “headset” of sorts. I don’t know about you, but I would feel awkward walking around and talking into a pen, especially in public! However, if you have less shame then I, you will notice the pen has solid sound quality. In addition, the S pen has a built in vibration mechanism as to alert you for incoming calls.
Right now the packaging is all we have to go off. In fact, Samsung reps at yesterday’s event didn’t even know they were being gifted, so we have no pricing or availability information for you. With regard to the specs; the pen is capable of three hours of talk time (120hrs of standby), equipped with Bluetooth 3.0, weighs 21 grams, and will work with all Galaxy Note devices. Since it’s Bluetooth enabled you could use it with other devices, although there’s not much appeal to that. The charging port is micro-USB it’s conveniently located just above the shirt clip for easy accessibility.
So what do you think? If released, would you be caught talking into a pen? Or would you just use it as a “stylus?” Let us know in the comments!