the future is now : color picker pen

I saw this a while back and don't know why I didn't blog about it then -- it's a miraculous pen product, perfect for Paper Tastebuds! Well, thanks to Toxel, who reminded me of this invention, a creation by Korean designer, Jinsu Park. It is a pen inspired by the eyedropper tool in Adobe Photoshop, but you can select colors from real life and not just a digital image. There is an RGB sensor in the pen's tip and a complimentary RGB cartridge that replicates the color you've scanned onto the paper you draw on. For real?!

(Images via DesignBoom)