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James Bond, eat your heart out | 2010 BioTechniques Holiday Gift Guide

Suzanne E. Winter

Who says taking notes has to be all work and no play?

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Sure, James Bond had plenty of cool cars, but you were always more intrigued by Q’s stealthier gadgets like a video-recording watch or a cufflink microphone.Bring a little spy intrigue into your lab with the 4GB Echo Smartpen from LiveScribe.

It records everything you write and say so you never again have to worry whether you accidentally wrote ACC instead of ACG; just plug the pen into your compatible computer to listen to your verbal explanations while your sketches and notes appear on screen exactly as they do in your notebook. Perfect for the handwriting challenged, forgetful genius, or 007 in your lab.

The 4GB Echo Smartpen tracks your penstrokes to save the image and words exactly as written in your notebook, along with whatever you were talking about as you wrote them down. Source:

4GB Echo Smartpen
$149 from LiveScribe


The 2010 BioTechniques Holiday Gift Guide is designed to help you find just the right gift for your favorite postdoc, technician, or PI. See the complete list here.

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