digital pencil

Digital pencil 5

Staedtler introduced a digital pen a while ago. I never got excited about it and have seen a similar looking digital pen in Aldi in the UK. It looked so similar that I was wondering whether they were the same and whether Staedtler just relabelled an OEM product.

Their new digital product might be more interesting, though I don’t have any further information yet1. It’s a digital pencil‽2 You can see some picture at their Initium site. You’ll also find pictures of their new fountain pens there.


  1. I asked Staedtler for further information and will let you know if I get a reply. []
  2. Two ideas so far: It could either just be a pencil similar to Faber-Castell’s Perfect Pencil with a conductive end, to be used on tablets and phones, or, less likely, it could be something similar to Staedtler’s existing digital pen. []