The Pulse Smart Pen by Livescribe was promised last fall, and then rescheduled for debut in February. Now the release date has been pushed out to the end of March and I can't wait to get my hands on this tool. This looks like a powerful, cool way to remove the obstacles for so many students who struggle with note-taking for whatever reason.
The Pulse smartpen records and links audio to what you write, so you never miss a word.
Built-in speaker plays back your recorded audio and provides audio feedback for smartpen applications.
High-speed infrared camera with Dot Positioning System (DPS) tracks everything you write, tap, or draw on Livescribe Dot Paper. The DPS not only enables printed controls for recording and playback on each page, but also interactive paper-based applications.
Watch the videos. This could be truly revolutionary for note-taking!
The second product was mentioned on Miguel Guhlin's blog and the Sungju TangoX Nano has incredible potential as an assistive technology tool - touch screen! portability! compact size! I do wonder about the price, the release date, battery life and the ability to run AT software. Keeping my fingers crossed that this could be a breakthrough tool for numerous applications....
I would LOVE to take both of these products for a test-drive! What a difference they could make for kids with special needs.