Livescribe 3 is a pen computer used for handwriting capture, audio recording, and digitizing notes instantly to the cloud, and back to one’s smart phone or tablet. The pen has a camera on its tip that tracks what you are writing via companion “dot paper”, allowing you to go back to a note later, tap on it, and hear the audio recording from the exact time of writing the note. It’s a highly effective learning tool because it links audio to writing – a student can read their notes and re-listen lectures simultaneously. Livescribe 3 is used similar to a regular ballpoint pen. To start or stop recording, just tap icons on the edge of the dot paper. To turn the pen on simply twist the central ring which also withdraws the pen tip. Made of stainless steel, polycarbonate, and elastomer.