Okay, we don't really have a regular installment called New Gadget Thursday – but it's not a terrible idea, considering the day and age we live in.
This is a smartpen, made by a company called Livescribe. It will record a lecture while you write notes, and allows you to find different parts of the audio recording based on what you were writing at the time.
I'm starting to think tomorrow's classroom may look a lot different from today's. (I just hope there will still be a need for teachers!)
HT: Technology Review