Montblanc’s Augmented Paper

Montblanc isn’t the first brand to bridge the worlds of analog and digital note-taking, but the most sophisticated solution style-wise with their luxurious raw materials and exquisite leather case.


Augmented Paper, as the company is calling it, essentially is a modified StarWalker ballpoint pen and an Italian leather bound notebook that come in their own folio. Best of all the system doesn’t need to be connected to any device to work.


With best-in-class handwriting recognition in 12 languages, including English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, it easily converts it to a digital note. After they’ve been logged away, notes can then be categorized and sent on to other places — your email, social media, Dropbox etc.


The batteries will last for up to eight hours and everything can be recharged via USB cables. The gadget costs 650€ and Montblanc is throwing in three ballpoint pen refills. Who wants one? I know I do.