Thoughts about iWalk - Crosspad

Robert Tenback
Fri, 4 Jan 2002 11:03:36 +0100


I have a crosspad, and my wife has used it a lot for taking notes. It
is quite practical, but has some drawbacks. It is quite heavy (they
made two version, an A4 sized one, and a smaller one. I have the larger)
It only recognizes english, and after a lot of training the recognition 
becomes usable but not very good. And I hate the pen that comes with it, 
it's thick and heavy and you have to press the point before the pen starts 
transmitting, which takes some getting used to. But it beats taking notes 
(or diagrams!) on a laptop, especially if you have carpal problems...


Eirikur Hallgrimsson wrote:
> Have any FoRKers actually used the CrossPad?  It's a clipboard sized 
> digitizer with no display.  You use a pen with real ink on a pad of paper,
> and you can later download the page images.   It was a really interesting,

> and seemingly promising idea.   I was never able to actually get a demo of

> downloading, so I never saw the quality of the results.   And there was,
> course, only a Windoze program (sans protocol documentation).  I suspect
> the CrossPad is long gone now.   

Robert Tenback - -