THE WRITE STUFF
Here's a cool gadget for students and teachers who still find themselves putting pen to paper fairly often. Livescribe's Pulse Smartpen is a computer in a pen that captures all of your writing and also serves as a digital voice recorder. Simply tap the pen on your notebook for an audio playback of a lecture, or load both your writing and audio files onto a PC for sharing, searching and archiving. Additional Pulse Smartpen software tools include a translator, calculator and Facebook integration application. The 1GB model serves up 100 hours of recording time and costs $149, while the 2GB version costs $199 and offers 200 hours of recording time. Ink cartridge refills, a USB mobile charging cradle and a few more extras come with your pen.