updated 05:05 pm EST, Thu December 7, 2006
NEC P-ISM concept pens
With the wealthy carrying around an increasing number of portable electronics, a new NEC concept offers hope of a less cluttered future. The P-ISM is a series of five pens which network with each other, providing complimentary functions. At the heart of the system is the cellphone pen, which can be substituted with another device such as a PDA, but also doubles as a handwriting input. Another pen is a camera scanner, while the remaining ones include a small projector, a laser keyboard, and a personal ID key with cashless pass abilities. P-ISM gadgets can connect to the Internet through a cellphone connection. Unfortunately, the system is merely a concept at this stage.