E FUN's aPen A3 stylus brings digitized scribbles to Android, BlackBerry users (video)

Students heading back to school this week will have a new stylus to toss in their backpacks, now that E FUN has released its aPen A3 digital pen. The company's latest note-taker is essentially like Livescribe for Android and BlackBerry users, allowing writers to digitize and record their handwritten missives directly to their devices, via Bluetooth. Compatible with Android and BlackBerry OS 4.6 and above, the tool also features a photo sketch function that allows users to scribble on digital images saved to their smartphones, PCs or Macs. If you're interested in getting your own aPen A3, hit up the source link, where you can buy one for $130. Otherwise, head past the break for a tutorial video, along with the full press release.

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E FUN Introduces Smartphone-Compatible APEN A3 Digital Pen for Back to School

The APEN A3 Digital Pen Makes Note Taking Fun and Easy on Blackberry and Android Smartphones

WEST COVINA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 26, 2011) - E FUN, a consumer electronics marketer of fun, lifestyle products, introduced the perfect back-to-school accessory for smartphones -- the APEN A3 Digital Pen. The APEN allows users to write freely on any paper or notebook and have their notes simultaneously sent to their Android smartphone or Blackberry via Bluetooth. Handwritten notes and images may then be saved for future use or immediately sent and shared with friends, family, coworkers and more.

Feature-packed, portable and easy to use, the A3 Digital Pen makes taking notes, sharing ideas and completing assignments a breeze. It is a great solution for students and professionals looking for note taking, mobility, and quick sharing capabilities.

"Today's students and professionals have to process a tremendous amount of information quickly and efficiently," stated Jason Liszewski, managing director for E FUN. "Being able to scribble notes on the fly then instantly digitize and share them on their smartphones saves time, and lets people express their ideas freely. The A3 helps users collaborate more effectively wherever they are, with or without their computers, and not worry about losing valuable notes or drawings."

The APEN A3 digital pen's key features are:

Smartphone-compatible with Android and Blackberry OS 4.6 and up
Digitizes and records handwriting while the unit is not connected to a computer
Works on regular paper
Records up to 100 pages in the receivers' memory
Photo sketcher for annotating written words or drawings on computer images
Share photos on Facebook, Flickr and other social media sites
Email photos and documents to smartphones, Macs, or PCs

The APEN is simple and user-friendly, enabling any user to use it as they would a traditional pen. Bluetooth connectivity with Blackberry and Android smartphones allows a simple transfer of data without wires or cables. Users can take notes, draw, annotate on photos and documents, then save the data on their smartphone and share via email or upload to social networking sites.

When connected to a computer, APEN allows users to perform real-time computer annotation within applications and on digital photos. The APEN A3 Digital Pen supports Microsoft® Windows XP, Microsoft® Vista, Microsoft® 7 and Mac 10.5 above.

For more information on the APEN A3, and a tutorial video, please visit:

E FUN APEN's A3 Digital Pen is available nationwide at online retailers for $129.99 (MSRP).