There is now a product SIMILAR to this "Smart Note Taker" listed on the market with a delivery time of "soon" - it is made by Kawell Industry in Hongkong - there are no prices listed, and the MINIMUM order they will accept is for 50 devices! Here's their information:
Mobile Note Taker or Digital Pen
Mobile note taker (or digital pen)--- portable handwriting capture device using handwriting recognition technology to capture your hand writing notes, drawings, sketches anytime, anywhere then upload, file, email your handwriting notes, drawings, sketches once connected to computer.
An nice digital scribe to assist your business, study and daily life.
There is also a voice-recording product listed from Everway, also in China - they have absolutely no prices listed, but here's the information for their product:
Being responsible for coordinating meetings and taking minutes, your heavy workload can be greatly reduced, and you are assured of complete and accurate minutes if you use a high-quality pen recorder. We strongly recommend you to take a look at our newly developed ballpoint-pen-shaped Pen Recorder which, with a metallic and stylish body and concealed mini buttons, is capable of producing professional sound quality. Our Pen Recorder integrates the four functions�writing, digital recording, MP3 player and USB drive�into an ideal recording and entertainment device for business people, investigators, secretaries and students.
Our EW807 pen has the following special features
1.Unlike other pen recorders with 4 or 5 pushbuttons on pen body, it has only one concealed button on pen body, which makes it looks more like a normal pen.
2.Unlike other pen recorders with annoying flashing lights while recording, we could set flash lights off during recording.
So you can write it as a normal ballpoint pen without annoying flashing lights.
3. The built-in Mic is good quality and sensitive, it has the best sound recording quality (very clear recording) and could clearly record sound 10 meters away
4. Elegant looking, super thin,very handy, largest diameter is only 13.9mm,
It goes straight into voice record mode after power on;it will start recording with a single push.
(other similar pens on market will first go to music play mode)
6.Recording could be saved in MP3 or WAV format
1.USB2.0, mass storage: up to 2GB
2.built-in Li-battery, support over 12hours recording after fully charged.
3. Included USB Cable Connector easily Docks to any USB jack
Without LCD Display
4. Compatible with windows 98/2000/ME/XP, Mac 9. X and above
5. Up to 144hours recording in WAV format or up to 72hours recording in MP3 format