TOY BOX: Logitech io is well worth writing about

If you have a computer, I suggest spending $200 on a Logitech io, rather than $2000 on a tablet PC. Why? Let me explain.

If you have a computer, I suggest spending $200 on a Logitech io, rather than $2000 on a tablet PC. Why? Let me explain.

The Logitech io is a digital pen powered by an embedded optical sensor which captures handwritten images when they are transcribed onto digital paper. The information is transferred onto your PC by syncing the pen through a USB cradle. Once there, the included user-friendly software allows you to edit your writing, have it appear in a word document, or send it as an e-mail. Tablet PCs can convert handwriting into computer text (the io cannot), but have been known to misread people's scrawl. Obviously, much of what you pay for in tablets are PC capabilities, but for preparing handwritten documents away from the office, the io is better because all you need to carry is the pen and notebook. The io's ergonomic design also makes it surprisingly comfortable to write with. The verdict: If you like seeing your own handwriting appear digitally, this is the most economical and convenient way to go. Any questions? Write us at toybox@prweek.com.
  • Sara Calabro writes Toy Box. She is a New York-based staff reporter for PRWeek. ----- Price $199.95 (refill digital notebooks are $24.99 for a three-pack) Available at Staples, OfficeMax, PC Connection, CompUSA, Logitech.com, Amazon.com Specs Rechargeable battery lasts for about 25 pages. Its memory stores approximately 40 pages between transfers. It is not Mac compatible

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