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Adesso Cyberpad A4

Updated on March 14, 2010

One of the hardest things that I had to learn when the digital age took into effect was really getting everything on the computer.  I’ve discovered that there are things that I can do on a pad and paper that are much better than anything that I can do on a computer. 

In fact, if I were to attend a college lecture, and you were to give me a choice of a laptop vs. a traditional pad and paper, I would take the paper anyday.  The simple truth is that most collegiate professors don’t have their notes in a Power Point Presentation that is easy to copy down on a computer. 

No, most people who do lectures write on a board, and essentially talk about anything in no particular order.  The pen and paper gives much more freedom, but how can you bring that writing to a digital format? 

Simple.  Use the Cyberpad A4 from Adesso.  The Adesso is an electric notepad that comes with an electric pen.  The user is able to essentially draw anything on the notepad, and a special sensor to detect where the point of the pen meets the paper.   The paper rests on the notepad which acts as a giant touchpad. In fact, the A4 can be used as a giant touchpad if the user wishes.

But more important is how the written word got translated into digital form.  As you can see, I have written some things, and I hope you can read my handwriting.  I’m not surprised if you can’t.  I did some other experiments like a drawing a picture of Ferb from the Disney Channel’s cartoon series Phineas and Ferb. 

The CyberPad has a bundled software package that has Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 for Windows and 6.0 for Mac OS X, My Ink/My Form, MyScript Notes Basic, PhotoImpact 12 SE, Free Notes, Power Presenter RE II, and Office Ink.  Now, here is where I found a shortcoming with the CyberPad A4, because it came with software to translate handwriting.  I have worked with digital pens that have similar programs that can supposedly translate your writing into text, but it never really works out.  However, I blame myself and my messy handwriting, really.  You can see the results for yourself. 

The CyberPad has 32MB of internal memory which is good for holding 26 directories with 99 pages each.  There is a tiny LCD screen to show the user where he or she is at.  The memory can be upgraded with an integrated SD slot. 

You should be able to purchase the Adesso CyberPad A4 for $160 at the Adesso site. 


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