Uni students, journalists, doctors, and just awesome people in general, pay attention. CatchoftheDay has the Livescribe Echo Smartpen going for $80 plus shipping. It’s worth every cent.

The pen combines a digital voice recorder with a pen and special paper, letting you take notes while recording a lecture, interview, or company minutes. You can then access the recording from wherever you wrote notes, making the whole task of transcribing a breeze.

Honestly, this is one of the coolest gadgets I’ve ever played with, and I’ve played with a lot. It’s well worth the asking price, and then some, although you’ll have to hurry because CotD is claiming their stock is almost gone.

Price: $80
Web: CotD