Echo Smartpens are a versatile tool that assists with notetaking. There are two different versions that allow you to record everything you write, hear, and say, and play it back at a later time by simply tapping on your notes. You can transfer your notes and audio to your computer via USB cable and Echo Desktop will save everything for fast, easy access to what’s important. Some versions are also compatible with the iPad. This “off the shelf” technology is available at Amazon and most office supply and retail stores.