Win A Livescribe Sky wifi Pen

The Livescribe digital pen has long been a Lifehacker favourite for its ability to record audio while linking it to the notes you write at the same time. The newly-released Livescribe Sky wifi adds Wi-Fi sync to the device, meaning your notes and audio are instantly uploaded to the cloud for easy access wherever you need them.

You can see a basic demo of the Livescribe Sky wifiin the video above, or find more details on the official site. But we can offer an even better option for getting familiar with Livescribe in its new cloud-enabled format: we have five Livescribe Sky wifi pens to give away as prizes for lucky readers.

To enter, just answer this question in the comments below:

With the Sky wifi smartpen, you can easily record your notes and audio and access them anytime and anywhere on nearly any device. So, if you could record just one conversation and play it back on your tablet, smartphone or laptop any time, what would it be? It could be a famous moment in history, the first time you met your partner, or your boss's performance review. Tell us what you'd record, and why.

The entry we judge the most original and amusing will win an 8GB Sky Wi-Fi Pro Pack, which includes a one-year subscription to Evernote Premium, valued at $345. There are four additional runners-up prizes: two readers will win the 4GB Sky wifi pack (valued at $275 each), and two more will receive the 2GB Sky wifi (valued at $229).

Full terms and conditions are here. The competition closes at 10:00am on Friday November 23; what are you waiting for?


    I would love to have recorded the first conversation between Adam & Eve. Wonder what they actually said to each other to get the "ball rolling"!!

    I could go with the time I was hammered in Las Vegas and how I lost my phone... or the time in New York where I was pretty drunk and how I managed to pickup 4 girls... hm I get drunk a lot in foreign countries...

    But if I have to pick one thing and have it so I can play it back - easy. The speech in the Mayors office in Ghostbusters. Dogs and Cats Living together! Mass Hysteria!

    If I had the opportunity (and a method of time travel), I would go back in time with a trusty Livescribe to the year 79 AD and record the residents of Pompeii's reactions to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Reason: would make finding primary sources a darn lot easier for my HSC.

    "if you could record just one conversation and play it back on your tablet, smartphone or laptop any time, what would it be?" I would want to record Carl Sagan's last conversation with Stephen Hawking. Those two men... Wow.

    I work for an NGO in Mumbai, India for project call 'Community Center'. We are looking to establishing a sustainable and replicable model which can empower community to attain better Health, education and livelihood. For this project I meet various stakeholders e.g. community leaders, women, adolescence, NGO leaders, entrepreneurs etc. to know their challenges, solutions and aspiration about community. Most of time I miss some points as wrote slowly or some people talk very fast and catch them is hard. I think this pen is Superhero for me as it will be really helpful for compiling all recorded data of all stakeholders. And it may be useful to improve my performance too.
    I think I wished for something like smart pen and now my wish comes to true.

    As I lay in the jungle hut, I wish I recorded my thoughts before I asked my wife to marry me, as I will always remember her response 'are you serious?!?!'

    The first time I got a tech support call from India where I was the tech support (Oracle outsourced help calling me).

    Call 1: Ask for a password reset and tell them it can take up to 10 mins to replicate, all is fine they hang up.

    Call 2: The new password is not working the old password is working, not sure on the setup I call my boss over and put them on loudspeaker. Boss says if the old password is working why do you need a new one? They reply we just need one so we can log into the system. We reply, are you logged in or out of the system. They reply: In but Out. We tell them to go to our support system so we can remote in and take a look. We ask them to go to Google and see if it works, they say if it worked then everything works, it worked before we can check for the VPN access they hang up and disconnect.

    Call 3: 30 mins later. Google is working but nothing else. We tell them don't hang up till tech support tells you to hang up, they say they are very busy and need to do their job however their job is not on Google. So once again we remote in, phone line and remote desktop connection goes off.

    Call 4: Hello can you fix our power, we reply we aren't anything to do with their electricity. They say ok don't worry about it fix our folders. We finally remoted in were able to get the VPN software up and checked the user logs we find they turned it off not long before calling tech support. We turn it back on everything is good. The person on the other end replies you saved my life, *gets emails saying thankyou* *boss receives emails from saying thank you*. Boss then comes up to me what did you do to the outsourced help, I reply I fixed a VPN that they turned off themselves then the story up to now. Boss laughs is that all.

    2 hours to reset a VPN I said never again. Next week the same person is back at work on another computer and does the same. I say did you check your VPN, they said yes and stubornly wont let me remote in. Eventually I managed to persuade them to let me in, get in check, VPN is turned off forcefully again. WHY YOU NO LISTEN TO YOUR COWORKERS!

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    I'd record some of the sweet, sweet words issued from some of the drugged-up, drunk bogans I have the unpleasantness to catch the train with each day. Noone believes me when I tell them about the poor guy running up and down the train looking for his prostitute. Or the lovely couple that choose to air their domestic grievances from one end of the carriage to the other. Then I could actually present this to Cityrail with a hope of getting a guard or two on the train sometimes...

    What would be better would be being able to record the smells, and somehow present them to Cityrail staff. I mean, I could replicate them, but I choose not to wear the same clothes for 3 months, then violently excrete from all bodily orrifices simultaneously.

    (I travel on a forgotten line on the Cityrail network. It isn't recorded in any of the official stats, so there is no incentive for the train to actually run on time, be crime free, or be cleaned regularly... Clyde to Carlingford - yay!)

    I'd send it to that guy who went up the hill to meet his boss, and came back down with two tablets of stone. If Moses had a LiveScribe and an iPad, it wouldn't have taken 40 days and 40 nights to write the 10 commandments - after all, stone sucks as a touch interface even if you're God.

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    I'd record a special night in bed with my partner - so that I could replay it over and over again the following day!

    I would love to have been a journalist reporting on the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg, where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address. To have a recording and an exact transcript would be brilliant. I'd need the 8GB model as Edward Everett's speech before Lincoln's lasted for over two hours. It would have been a shame to miss for lack of storage, a speech about which Everett said, "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes."

    Those ideas and conversations I wake myself with at night when I'd much rather be sleeping. I'm sure they are my most creative but are nonetheless invariably forgotton by the morning.

    I'd like to record the conversation in the lead up to the moon mission. Where they would have slowly gone through the order of who's getting out first.
    Neil, you're going to be the one who first sets foot on the moon!
    Buzz, you're second, right after first.
    What's that Michael? When are you getting out? Oh, um, well there's a really important job you need to do.

    Colonel Custer's last words, I think it was along the lines of "Where the f... did all these Indians come from!"

    I would record Neil Armstrong's words on the Moon. The original tapes have gone missing and are being searched for since years. It would be great to have a good quality recording to commemorate one of the biggest achievements of mankind!

    Plus we could finally solve the long-standing problem of Armstrong's forgotten, or not recorded, article...

    The moment my lecturer said "this subject is essential to your career" so I can play it every time I never use those skills ever, and laugh along with everyone else in the office.

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    It would be great to be able to find out what was inspired these drawings of unpleasant things happening to my boss in all those teedious meetings...

    I would record my fiancée telling me not to forget to pick up some milk, bread etc. and play them back at the end of every work day so I stop getting into trouble for forgetting them.

    Would definitely be my daughter's first word .. My ex moved out when she was very young, and that's a missed opportunity that I'll never get back.

    I would love to record the stuff that goes on after smoking pot. It sure would be freaking hilarious

    I really need this pen. When my future self suddenly time travels to the present day to give me important financial and lifecourse advice, I don't want to be hunting for some pen and paper. I wanna record that.

    I would record my Mother-in-laws last will and testimony - seriously one of the funniest things I could record - Ever! Other than making a great stand-up routine (which could make me a fortune some day when I can use the material), it would crack me up every time I heard it, again and again. So she could use my new LIGHT SCRIBE PEN when she is ready to commit it for real and record it as well.

    It goes something like this (in a nutshell). "To my first cat, Popsy ( for real) I leave her my entire collection of Police Academy Videos and that one about the silly dog K9... to my second cat Mishka I leave her all my knitting yarn, she love those balls of yarn, damn cat drives me nuts anyway. (so on)... to my Daughter and Son-in-law I entrust the care of my cats !!!!...I swear to God, I had tears in my eyes when she read draft 1out aloud. And I being elbowed by my wife as her mother was dead serious!

    So - this would be comic gold, perhaps a legal will (while sane and coherent perhaps) and a commitment I don't want - all rolled into amazing conversation recorded with my Light Scribe Pen.

    Please let me use Light Scribe Pen to preserve this piece of my life’s history.

    I can use this on more than one occasion, I attend project meetings every month and take down notes on follow up actions. It will be a great help to be able to capture extra details during discussions to perform better and never miss anything

    I'd record the moment when the first internet message was sent via the ARPNET. I would be amazing to record the voice of Charley Kline as his excitement peaks at receiving the first two letters of the word "login" and the eventual disappointment in his voice after it crashes when he got to the "g". (see

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