The pen is mightier
Livescribe's Pulse SmartPen isn't entirely new, but we've been given our first live demonstration at CES 2010 and we've been blown away by what it can do.
The device, pictured above, is about the size of a large pen and houses a number of technologies - including a microphone, a speaker, an OLED display and up to 4GB of Flash memory. There's also a removable ink cartridge, but what makes the Pulse SmartPen stand out is its versatility in multiple usage scenarios.
Although primarily used to capture notes and audio, Livescribe's recently-launched App store has opened the door to a whole new world of applications, making this arguably the most useful pen we've ever seen.
Though, to truly get a feel for what it can do, it needs to be seen in action, so we've turned the camera to Livescribe CEO and founder Jim Marggraff for a hands-on demonstration. Check it out below, and prepare to be amazed.
As impressed as we are? The Pulse SmartPen is available in the UK priced at £119.99 for a 2GB model and £149.99 for the higher-capacity 4GB offering.