I shared this on Twitter yesterday – the Wacom Inkling, coming to the UK for a very reasonable £125 in October (unusually, an almost direct translation of the dollar price).
It’s a combo ballpoint pen and line-of-sight receiver that enables you to draw on paper, then upload the drawing direct to your computer. Huh? Yeah – there’s a bit more to that pen than meets the eye… it records your movements and translates them into digital information that rebuilds your sketch. You can upload the results in vector or bitmap format – and it even does layers. Neat. It’s already on my wish list.