Best Travel Gadgets from CES 2010
Livescribe's Pulse smartpen ($169.95) can aid with travel phrases in, say, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German or French. After downloading a language app to the pen, ink a phrase in English on the special paper and you'll clearly hear (from its speaker) and see (on its little screen) the translation! Or use this little high-tech wonder to keep a multimedia journal. Simply write notes while recording what you say, then upload the audio-synched scrawlings to your computer.