Top 35 Tech Gifts for 2013

By Rich Jaroslovsky and Cliff Edwards - 2013-11-18T19:11:41Z

Courtesy Livescribe, Inc.

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Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Who makes it: Livesribe

What it costs: $150

Why we like it: A smartphone or tablet is great when you want to watch the latest new show on Netflix, but serious note-takers shouldn't count on finding the same ease of use on such devices. Livescribe seeks to bridge the analog and digital worlds with its newest smartpen. Notes written in a Livescribe notebook will automatically appear on the iPhone or iPad through an accompanying Livescribe+ app, letting you find and share content using applications such as Evernote. Through Bluetooth pairing, the Apple devices also record conversations that sync up to the notes. With 14 hours of battery life, the smartpen gets around digital note-taking obstacles just fine.

Special Report: Technology Gift Guide 2013