The Pulse Pen, at first looks like an oversized pen but you quickly learns that this pen is more like a mini computer than anything else. I have the 2GB version which has more than enough space. The pen records audio and links it to what you write. While I thought I would not use this feature. I soon found that sometimes it was easier to record a note rather than writing it down. The pen comes with a pair of headphones that let you record in what is called 3D. What it really amounts to is surround sound. I test it out at Barns & Noble, Best Buy and Buffalo Billiards. The sound performed perfectly. I was able to record conversations from all directions.
This pen would have been very helpful during undergrad. If you are still in high school or college I highly recommend getting one. Although the instructions say that you can only use the pen on one computer, that is not so. If your tech savvy enough you can share it with as many computers as you wish. All you have to do is install the Litghtscribe desktop to a Live Mesh folder. If you don’t have a Live Mesh or never heard of it, than you should sign up for it. It’s free by the way. The Pulse pen software lets transfer & share your notes, organize them, and even search for words within your notes. The best thing is that you can upload your creations online for everyone to see, hear and play. The reverse of that works very well also. You can download someone that teaches you how to draw a cartoon say Family Guy or notes to Calculus class from an A student. (To be used for studying of course) At just 1.3 oz. The pen will fit just about anywhere. The instructions say that the Pulse Pen requires Windows XP with service pack 2 or Windows Vista to run but I have found that it works just fine on Windows 7 RC as well.