Designing with the Designed

It's like the Borges story where the guy tries to write Don Quixote again. Except not really at all.

He wanted to design a device that could transfer his handwriting and doodles to a tablet or smartphone. So he picked up his aPen Digital Recording Wireless Pen and started making a few preliminary sketches.

He liked the way they looked, both on his sheet of paper and on his iPad. "I'm really onto something here," he thought. Then something else occurred to him and so he jotted down, "Device should also work on regular paper with standard ink."

He made page after page of notes. In fact, when all was said and done, he had recorded 100 pages on the aPen's receiver, each one scrawled with notes like "make app free to download on the Apple app store," and "must be able to record 100 pages on receiver."

Now, all he had left to do was come up with a name. He looked around his workspace, searching for inspiration. Finally his eyes landed on the pen in his hand.

"aPen Digital Recording Wireless Pen," he said to himself. "That sounds perfect!" And he wrote it down.

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  • Photo sketcher: Edit digital photos on any computer
  • Digitizes and records handwriting & drawings wirelessly then transfer to your PC
  • With included software, upload edited photos directly to your Facebook/Flickr account
  • Digitize real-time what you write or draw on paper to your iPad/iPhone/iPod
  • Records up to 100 pages on receiver
  • Works on regular paper with standard ink
  • Connects to iPhone/iPad via Apple 30 pin to USB Cable
  • Free application is available from Apple app store
  • With included OCR software you can convert your handwritten notes to digital text on your PC

The Postal Service now forbids shipping lithium batteries, or any items containing them, outside the US. We need a stateside physical address within the 48 contiguous states to ship your order to. Sorry, APO/FPO customers.

Warranty: 1 Year Parts; 90 Day Labor aPen


Dimensions: 3"(L) x 1.02"(W) x 0.4"(H)
Weight: 1.12 oz

In the box:

iPad in photo not included.

(1) aPen A4 Digital Recording Wireless Pen includes:

  • USB Cable
  • 30-Pin USB Cable
  • Base Unit
  • (2) Pen Batteries
  • (2) Refill Extractor
  • (3) Ink Refill
  • Carry Pouch
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • (2) Software CD


Sales Stats

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Purchaser Experience

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  • 33% < 10 woots
  • 22% < 25 woots
  • 19% ≥ 25 woots

Purchaser Seniority

  • 12% joined today
  • 0% one week old
  • 3% one month old
  • 27% one year old
  • 56% > one year old

Quantity Breakdown

  • 90% bought 1
  • 8% bought 2
  • 2% bought 3

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