With a smart pen handy, you never have to worry about missing information in your important meetings. That's why we like the Livescribe Pulse. Using a digital pen brings note-taking to a whole new interactive level, as the device records audio and links it to what you write.
This clever pen also matches the history of your notes to the timing of the note recording--just tap the pen on a word, and it automatically plays back the voice notes captured at the time you wrote that word.
The Pulse requires special dotted paper (a notebook is included); it functions by recognizing specific patterns. Commands at the bottom of each sheet control when the pen starts, stops, and plays back parts of the recording.
The digital pen also has a USB port to transfer your audio notes to your computer.
Interested in other smart pens? Consider the Adapx Capturx, a pricier model designed to work smoothly with Microsoft Office.