Thursday, March 06, 2008

Products I am waiting for....

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.

Features include:
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.


atticus said...

Finally, somebody gets the name of the Korean company correct. It's Sungju and not Sungjut.

Brian Wojcik said...

I am also waiting for the Pulse Smart Pen and put myself on the waiting list to purchase one. I have been following the adverts for the product and only hope the actual product lives up to the promise of the adverts! Can't wait!

Ryan Johnson said...

I’ve read your blog post of the Pulse smartpen and wanted to share some new commercial and demo videos that we just uploaded to the Livescribe YouTube channel:

From now until 12/31/08, you can get 5% off a Pulse smartpen at by using SCRIBE5A50 at checkout. Thanks, and enjoy the videos!