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CES Snapshot: Lenovo AnyPen Lets You Write on Glass Using Real Pens

Lose the stylus. Grab a fork.

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If you own a tablet that requires a stylus and that stylus keeps disappearing on you, a new Lenovo feature may pique your interest. It’s called AnyPen, and it does what it says, allowing people to write on the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with any old pen — without mucking up the screen. How? A Lenovo spokesperson described the eight-inch screen’s Ashai hardened glass surface, which resists scratch marks. And the handwriting still gets transferred over to the tablet, just as with a stylus.

Alas, markers won’t work — sorry, Sharpie fans.

Here, I got a demonstration of how even a fork will write on the screen with the AnyPen technology:

Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 is due out later this month for $299. The company plans to spread its AnyPen technology to other devices in the future.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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