Top critical review
Pages protruding from the cover?
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2019
Since then pen+ and “tablet” notebook go hand-in-hand, the review will apply to both.
The notebook syncs with Evernote and some others, but they require access to read your notes and the privacy agreement was broad and complex, in addition to the fact that I had to agree to something they did not provide a link to read. Sounds like a scam to mine my notes.
The app itself does not do handwriting transcription, so you might as well just take pictures for free of your notebook pages because that’s all you get out of this device. Your notes won’t be searchable, but they will be backed up. This may be worth it for some, but for me I’d rather use my pencil and a plain old notebook and take pictures of very important pages for backup rather than complicate my life with pen charging, etc. What if I lose my pen or leave it at home/work?
Additionally, the notebook has pages protruding from the sides to make it appear like a tablet (lame). Without hard cover protection, these will only get destroyed in my backpack and daily life, much as the robust edges of the old style notebook.
I’m returning the pen and the notebook. Poor design, poor implementation, lack of features. This seems more like a public beta test to me. Once features to transcribe my handwriting are implemented so I can search my notes, I’ll give it another shot.