[dropcap size=small]N[/dropcap]o formatting constraints, no worry about low battery power, the satisfying feel of nib on surface, doodling at will – writing on paper is liberating, any way you look at it. But it’s hard to solely rely on the analogue when almost all communication is based in the digital sphere.

That’s where Montblanc’s Augmented Paper comes in. The set consists of a modified Starwalker pen, notebook and electronic pad concealed in a handsome leather folder. Together, the trio utilises electromagnetic resonance to digitise handwriting or sketches on the page. From here, writers can tag and edit their notes via an accompanying Montblanc app. Unlike a traditional notebook, it’s easy to search these virtual notes for specific phrases or figures. Perfect for Luddites who seek the convenience of digital text, but aren’t ready to relinquish the romance of penmanship.

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