With touchscreen and text-to-speech rapidly taking over where handwriting left off, pens and pencils are slowly dying off as a means to log long notes. But for now, for short meeting notes and vital messages, writing remains our go-to method. Therefore, it only makes sense that, along with our smartphones, we now have a smartpen.
Although it looks like a normal pen, Livescribe's Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen can remember everything you've written on paper or said during your note taking, and can actually replay the audio from the moment you wrote something when you tap that area on the page. In addition to local storage, notes and audio can also be wirelessly sent to your Evernote account for archiving.
Offered in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB versions, the smartpen can hold up to 800 hours of audio and recharges using a micro-USB connection. You can check out a demonstration of how the smartpen is designed to work in the video below.