Adesso CyberPad A4 offers features most tablets miss
CyberPad A4 from Adesso is able to convert your handwritten notes and graphics into usable digital information. Through the use of the bundled software (Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 for Windows and 6.0 for Mac OS X), Adesso says it is the only solution that links handwriting and graphics to the PC, providing a digital reproduction for future reference. Although it isn’t groundbreaking, it offers some features some other similar products should incorporate.
The CyberPad A4 is compatible with any type of paper including regular letter size and A4. Its dimensions are 32.5cm x 25cm x 1.25cm (13” x 9.9” x 0.5”) and it weighs just 0.7kg (1.5 pounds). You can place any ordinary paper or notepad on the digital pad and write on it with the digital inking pen, and the digital pad records everything you write. The LCD screen shown on the pad’s left indicates which page and folder you’re writing in.
The Adesso CyberPad digitally stores exact reproductions of notes or graphics in real time. Handwriting can be converted and stored using the CyberPad’s onboard 32MB of memory which can be divided into 26 directories (A-Z) with up to 99 pages available in each. The built-in memory holds approximately 150 digital sheets. For more demanding people, the memory is further expandable with the integrated SD slot which can also act as an SD card reader. It then connects to a PC via USB to transfer and manage notes and images.
Beside the Adobe’s Photoshop, CyberPad’s bundle software features riteMail! software which can be used to view, edit and organize handwritten digital pages in Windows. Digital pages can be saved as image file and shared between your devices, even PDAs, while the MyScript software converts notes in a text editor.
Once it is connected to a PC the CyberPad also converts into a fully-functioning PC tablet, making it a great solution for graphic artists, photo editors and CAD/CAM operators. Adesso says other emerging applications for the CyberPad include Internet whiteboard graphics, signature verification for e-commerce as well as handwriting/text conversion.
Too bad they haven’t incorporated a display in order to skip the paper usage altogether. However, all the software and the integrated memory make this gadget stand out in the crowd of tablets and writing pads.