Montblanc has just introduced a digital pen and paper combination to the market, which includes the pen and their digital paper called the Montblanc Augmented Paper, essentially placing them in the same market as devices like the Smartpen 3 from Livescribe. Smart pens have been around for more than a few years now, but with an offering from Montblanc that will cost consumers $725, those who yearn to write with something that is considered a little more prestigious yet without sacrificing the benefits of modern technology will now have an option that fits those personal tastes, complete with the rather svelte StarWalker pen modified to relay the writing to the page, as well as a black Italian leather notebook filled with the digital paper that helps tie it all together.
The Montblanc Augmented Paper kit will be available first in London up until October 1st, at which point it'll make the trip across the ocean to the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Korea. These first six regional locations will be followed up by places like Japan, China, the UAE, Mexico, and Taiwan in November although no specific dates aside from the month were given.
As one would expect with such a device, Montblanc's smart pen will be able to store whatever you write down 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 like. Since the pen is digital it'll need a charge every so often, but Monblanc states that it can last up to 8 hours on a single charge, so unless you're using it to write stuff down for 8 hour straight you'll be able to keep it off the charger for like a few days. In addition to digitizing your handwriting, the pen and paper combo can also transcribe the text that's written down with support for up to 12 languages which include English, Italian, German, Chinese and more. While this isn't the first time Montblanc has made something that was designed for a piece of technology, as they partnered with Samsung for accessories on the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, it would be the first time that they have actually created a piece of technology like this themselves.