Three Magic Pens Livescribe's Smartpens are easily the best thing to happen to pen and paper since the invention of the biro. Combining high-tech paper and an even more advanced pen, the Livescribe Echo lets you record voice notes on the pen and couple it with handwritten notes on the paper. With some clever desktop software, you can access all your notes and play back the audio from any point of your notetaking. $249 [Livescribe]
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