26 Dec 2007

QUAD – Samsung’s Pen Concept

Quad Pen ConceptI’m pretty excited about this pen, still under development… or at least it was one of 32 design works displayed by the graduating students of the Product Design department of SADI. The QUAD Pen has an electronic sensor in its tip that records every movement into a tiny memory chip within the body. The best part is you can write on virtually ANY surface, even the air, unlike the FLY Fusion Pentop Computer which requires special paper (the ad is a bit misleading about this).

Its important to note that these sorts of pens are unfortunately not tablets for wireless on-the-fly drawing like tablet pens. That would be truly great. The data thats stored in the chip is later transferred to your PC. It would be great if Samsung could make a pen that draws like a tablet and works on Macs too.


  • Ms. Wakame
    January 12, 2008 Reply

    Hmm. The Fly only works on PC.

  • Ms. Wakame
    December 29, 2007 Reply

    I dont know… maybe it was easier to develop tracking that could happen on a specified surface, and maybe selling the paper would be an additional source of revenue? I dont even know how the paper works and if it scribbles like a pen on it so Im just guessing here.

  • nathan
    December 28, 2007 Reply

    Having it record your drawings would be cool. It’s also a bummer to hear that the FLY doesn’t work anywhere. That’s so lame…

    Why does it require special paper?

  • nykki
    December 26, 2007 Reply

    the concept is great, however, don’t you think that this is going to eliminate many jobs of business admins, transcriptists, and whatnot?

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