“Start on paper, continue everywhere.”
When we unboxed the Montblanc Augmented Paper at Precision Watches and Jewelry, we instantly knew our clients would love it.
Montblanc has not been the first to bridge the ever-decreasing gap between the digital and the real sphere of writing – but it certainly seems to be the most fashionable company to be doing so.
In The Box
Right off the bat, let’s talk about what came in the box.
- The electronic digitizing device, of barely 700 gms
- A leather case of W x L x D of 252 x 207 x 28 mm
- StarWalker writing instrument
- An A5 (148 x210mm) Notebook
- USB charging cable
- 3 ballpoint refills
- Tweezers for refill exchange
The augmented paper is compatible with android and apple devices both and claims to support multiple languages including English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, and Arabic.
Wrapped up in an Italian coat, available in a plethora of colors, the eye-catching designs of the Montblanc Augmented Paper have the following functional features.
- Converts paper-based notes, sketches, and doodles into digital copies
- Offers a live mode feature, where you can see point one happening
- Allows you to edit the digitalized notes, sketches, and doodles.
- Let’s you share those masterpieces with people
- Offers customizable fonts by digitalizing your handwriting
- Let’s you tag your masterpieces
Testing it Out
It’s pretty simple and easy to use, and here’s how to do it:
- Charge the battery of your Augmented Paper with the USB that comes in the box
- Turn on the Augmented Paper using the on and off switch on the device
- Download the Montblanc Hub app from the Play Store if you have an android, and App Store if you have an Apple device
- Pair the paper with your device via Bluetooth
- Follow the on-screen instructions and write away!
- Share your masterpieces
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In about $650, you get a smart journal, a pen from the Montblanc’s StarWalker collection, and a chic and stylish leather envelope from the company’s Urban Spirit Range – a pretty sweet deal considering the company’s general prices.
Both the notebook and the pen use’s the Wacom’s EMR to make your actual handwriting digital. It does so by generating a weak electromagnetic field via the envelope and using it to pick out the movement of the tip of the pen. But the downside is that only what you write on the pad itself can be digitalized –and the pad only has about a 100 pages which are sure to run out quick
The Montblanc Augmented Paper recognizes writing in up to twelve languages, categorizes your notes accordingly and forwards them to your email, or online storage services like Dropbox –whatsoever.
The functionality is pretty familiar to apps like Evernote, and Moleskin, but with Montblanc, things retain the non-digital luxurious and elegant touch. For the first time users, t is nothing short of magic because of how fast and accurate it is.
A power button at the top switches the notebook on, and there is a USB port to charge it at the bottom. On the sides, there is a transfer via a Bluetooth option and a couple of LEDs that notify you of the steps of the transfer.
Montblanc is the most known for its high-end pens, watches, and leather goods –and this augmented paper is right up to its alley of specialization.
If you are looking for a luxury item to add a little extra something to your stationery items, then there is nothing better than a StarWalker Pen, an Italian leather notebook made in Florence and some magic waiting to happen at the snap of a finger.
Are you looking to buy the Montblanc Augmented Paper? Visit Precision Watches and Jewelry, a credible source at the Willow Grove Park Mall.
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