Anyone who has ever taken a class that requires copious note taking knows the despair that comes with letting someone borrow your notes, never to see them again. Now there’s a way to have your handwritten notes available electronically.
The Recorder, a pen created by Xia Xiaoqian, Renming Jun, Han Ricoeur, Liu Peng, Meng Bao, Weicheng Jie & Yang Xiao (hereby known as “the magicians”) is a functional pen with the capabilities to use a laser locator to track the movements of your pen. It will then convert those movements into words, and store the information in the attached USB. Not only are you able to access the information on your computer, but the pen will also transmit the written text to your phone through Bluetooth.
While this concept is not new, it’s amazing how little “smart” pens are being discussed. Students, especially those in note intensive classes, could really benefit from having a pen that keeps track of your notes for you. The Recorder is one of the simpler, sleeker designs.
If you are looking for something that will record both written and spoken notes, then Life Scribe’s Smart Pen is perfect for you. Not only does it record your notes, but it comes with an interactive notebook that allows you to record and playback based on where you touch the paper.