By Deane Barker on December 10, 2005

Photo Gallery (Pensonal Computer): Snopes reports on something almost impossibly cool. It’s a computer broken apart into pieces, each the size of a pen. The screen and keyboard are projected onto surfaces.

P-ISM is a gadget package including five functions: a pen-style cellular phone with a handwriting data input function, virtual keyboard, a very small projector, camera scanner, and personal ID key with cashless pass function. P-ISMs are connected with one another through short-range wireless technology. The whole set is also connected to the Internet through the cellular phone function.

It’s very much a prototype. Don’t expect to see this at your local Best Buy for a while.



  1. Heard about the virtual keyboard component a couple of years ago, but hadn’t heard anything more since then… Does anyone know if they’ve actually progressed to commercial production? (or is it still in prototype?)

  2. I just cant wait for it to go commercial! I hope NEC will announce the release date soon … if its gonna be released.

  3. OMG this is soo sweet!! I am in a clas right now and we are studying about new technology and i am going to write a report about this new computer in a pen (P-ISM) And yeah, ok…. So good work!! ! ! ! !!


  5. Wow it is so nice I expect that we will see it in store. And I will through my pc, which takes the whale table, and enjoy with this creativity.

    Now I am Going to present this to my classmate

  6. i found 1 that is 10 times beter/ not as flimsy and they sell to freinds of family ie ME ha ha ha i cant get a discount though and the price tag is step 6,000$ ouch but it accepts home brew programs such as most of the functions of a laptop ps: if any law saw my last coment good luck tracking me motocon boobs ( O Y O )

  7. In 2020 what will happen… Student: Give me a Vista Pen plz ShopOwner:Vienna is here with Service Pack9 Stuednt:Give me One pen plz ShopOwner:Here it is take it.

  8. Could i get more detailed information about it and its functionalities? I cant find any details about it like its working, etc…….. Its already released in market n its been a year…….. Help pls coz i’ve got to give a seminar on this……….

  9. this is soooo cool, but could anyone comment on this page informing me about the social and ethical implications of this product? like what affects would it have on the future? its for a computer assignment at school thankyou :)

  10. Has there been any new information released regarding the P-ISM? I have been looking everywhere for any new information on this, if you could help out that would be great!

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