A revolutionary device for taking notes

Recently I heard of a new product called “SmartPen.”  It’s manufactured by LiveScribe.  As far as I can tell, it is a totally revolutionary product for taking notes. You can write notes into a note book and record the audio of what is happening at the same time.  Later, when you click on a word in your written notes, it will replay the audio that was recorded, starting five seconds before the word was written in your notes.  So, if you take notes during a lecture, you can instantly play back any part of the lecture that you want by just clicking on a word.

Here is a detailed blog entry from an MIT undergraduate named Michael Snively.  He writes:  “This pen, hands down, is the most amazing and potentially beneficial note-taking tool I’ve ever seen in my life.”

I haven’t used the product, but plan on buying one for my daughter, who will be starting college this coming fall.


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3 Responses to “A revolutionary device for taking notes”

  1. JR Says:


    It’s somewhat loosely focused on the very pen, posted by the same person.

  2. Jonas Says:


    Where is you? We need more great posts about OR.


  3. 1seashell Says:

    We got one two or more years ago. They haven’t caught on in the mass market or with the students in my family. Good luck with that.

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