The Fly Fusion grows up
You probably saw the marketing for it. How you can take a piece of paper, draw numbers and a “+,-,x and /” and suddenly you have a calculator. But that was just the beginning. It looks like Leapfrog is taking the Pentop Computer to a whole new level with the updated Fly Fusion Pentop Computer. While its main focus is still for middle school age students who need a solid digital study aid, the Fly Fusion seems to have matured with a design that incorporates more advanced features – thereby making it of interest to older students and even adults as well.
For note taking, the Fly Fusion automatically digitizes everything you write (sadly, only in print, not cursive). Then, note takers can synch the pen with their PCs and use the included OCR software to create a perfect digital copy (well, almost, it’s OCR afterall). No real scanning, mind you, the Pen just remembers what you’ve written thanks to the same paper technology makes the creation of a paper calculator possible. Tiny dots printed onto the paper allow the pen to track it’s movement and thereby create a near perfect digitization of what’s being written. Genius! The Pen also acts as an MP3 player, organizer, calendar, and gaming device (I like it that you can create and play with your own Marauder’s Map from Harry Potter with the optional game). The Fly Fusion is expandable as well. Not only an additional 64MB of memory, but also a host of library applications that help in learning a new language, complex Algebraic equations, you can even compose music (additional purchase required) and sketch with it.
And for $79 at Amazon, it’s much more affordable than most high quality ink pens that only write on regular paper.
Source: Oh Gizmo