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Livescribe Pulse Smartpen...Never miss a word again!

posted Aug 18, 2009, 6:23 PM by TexasTechies .org   [ updated Aug 18, 2009, 7:01 PM ]

The Pulse smartpen from Livescribe is a computer in a pen that records everything you hear and links it to what you write, so you never miss a word. Tap anywhere on your notes and hear what was recorded. Upload your notes and audio from your Pulse smartpen to your computer to search for words or share your notes and recordings online.

PC World ranks the Pulse smartpen a 93 superior rating and calls Pulse a "truly innovative and fun way to take notes and record audio." Pulse is ideal for anyone who uses pen and paper; the student on the go, the tech enthusiast, or the busy executive. The Pulse smartpen was listed as one of the Top 10 Most Brilliant Gadgets of the Year by Popular Mechanics.

Livescribe Pulse Pen Demo

Jim Marggraff, CEO of Livescribe, shows off the 2GB, Java-capable Pulse Smartpen at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco. The pen records audio as the user takes handwritten notes, then synchs up the sound with the writing. Audio can then be played back when someone taps the pen on paper. The device also converts languages instantly, playing translations out loud through the embedded speaker or displaying the word on its LED screen.