Imagine being able to draw or write with any color in the world, not just the color(s) of the ink that come with your pen.
Say hello to the Scribble Pen, a smart pen with a special ink cartridge and scanner that can replicate any color. Billed as the “last pen you’ll ever have to buy,” the Scribble Pen promises to let you “scan” colors simply by touching the RGB color sensor built into the top of the pen onto a colored object.
Want to doodle with an exact shade of red from a rose? Touch the pen’s scanner to its petals. Must color your BB-8 drawing with the right orange? No worries, touch the Scribble Pen to a BB-8 toy and get coloring. Itching to make a poop emoji masterpiece for your loved one? Go ahead and scan that turd you just squeezed out. OK, maybe don’t do that, but you get the idea.
The Pen’s smart ink cartridge “connects to a smart micro pump that recreates the color you have scanned.” According to the product’s website, the ink is water-resistant and won’t ever fade. We have no idea how long the ink will last, only that you’ll be able to “write for miles with each generous, affordable ink cartridge.”
The Scribble Pen comes with three tips for different stroke weights.
You can also connect the Pen to smartphones and tablets running iOS 7 (and higher) and Android 4.0 (and higher) to save the colors that you’ve scanned.
Battery life for the pen is said to last up to seven hours on a single charge. The Pen charges with a standard Micro USB cable.
The Scribble Pen is currently available for pre-order for $249. There’s also a $119 version called the Scribble Pen Stylus that only works with tablets and doesn’t contain the smart ink cartridge. A combo paper and tablet version of the Scribble sells for $300. All three pens are available in your choice of five different colors: black, white, silver, blue or green.