The idea behind APEN A2 is very similar to the Pulse Smartpen and Livescribe models, but rather than requiring special paper to work, APEN A2 will work with regular paper, eliminating the need to purchase costly specialized paper. The pen communicates with a special wireless transmitter, that’s clipped onto the top of the paper, and will enable the pen record writing and drawing, which can then be transferred to the computer. The receiver can record up to 100 pages, and the software will be compatible with both Windows PC and Mac environments. The APEN A2 will initially be available through HSN this month for an MSRP of $99.99. Other models allow for connectivity with a smartphone for instant notes transfer while on the go.