Take notes at your next seminar with this Livescribe Echo smartpen, and share them with your co-workers before you even arrive back at the office. This intuitive pen holds 200 hours of audio for later uploading to your computer. Use the micro-USB connection with this Livescribe Echo smartpen to swiftly transfer notes and recordings to share or save.
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Compatible with most Mac or Windows computers that meets system requirements
For wide-ranging use. Mobile device access requires the Livescribe+ App or Flash–enabled web browser.The Echo smartpen only works with Livescribe dot paper.
Sleek, ergonomic design
The ergnomic grip provides comfort during long meetings and lectures.
Replaceable ink tip
Simply remove the ink cartridge by pulling it out with your fingertips. Insert a new cartridge until it clicks into place.
8GB of memory for recording notes
When digitizing your notes and audio you'll need storage space; with 8GB of memory, your smartpen has it. The 2GB smartpen can hold over 200 hours of audio or over thousands of pages of notes.*
Record and playback
Smartpens record everything you write and hear so you’ll never miss a word. Replay your meetings or lectures simply by tapping on your notes.| Capture your meetings or lectures with crisp clear sound of microphone.
Save, search and organize
Echo Desktop saves your notes and recordings to your computer for fast, easy access to what’s important. Search for words within your notes and find what you need fast.
Send and share
Easily share your notes and audio from Echo Desktop as PDF's or audio files.
Built–in speaker produces rich, full sound to play back your recorded audio.
Easily transfer recorded notes and audio to your Mac or PC and recharges your smartpen using a USB connection.
Standard 3.5mm jack fits your own earphones or the Livescribe 3–D Premium Recording Headset to enable binaural recording.
High–contrast 96 x 18 OLED display
Compact screen for viewing time of records.
* Actual recording time varies by audio quality setting.
Perfect Note-Taking Device for Meetings or Lecture
Posted by: Rembrandt from: USA on
This is the best-kept secret in the world of technology. It is simply amazing! I have been using these pens for several years and am always amazed by what it can do. The Livescribe pen digitally records everything you write and allows you to upload it to your computer, save it in PDF format or have it converted to text, through additional software. In addition, the user can not only take notes, but also record the sound that is being heard as you write. The sound is not only recorded, but also synced to the written text. By later touching a word that you wrote, the audio will play that was being recorded at the moment you wrote that word. This would be invaluable to a student taking notes at college lectures. Both the spoken lecture and the written notes are recorded and synchronized. If you are just starting out, I think you will find the 2gb Pen quite sufficient. If you are a college student, wishing to record each lecture and take notes extensively, the 8gb would be even better. Be aware that you can upload the contents from the pen to your computer and then erase the data in the pen, to give you full storage capacity again. Be aware that with the Livescribe pen, it is necessary to use the special Livescribe paper, which comes in notebooks, journals, pads, etc. One final note: I would grab the replacement warranty since the pen is very sophisticated and I am not sure what would happen if you were to drop it a few times. The peace of mind that the warranty gives is well worth the small price. I highly recommend that you give this a try and with the return policy, if it does not meet your needs, return it. I think you're going to love it like I do.
56 out of 56 found this review helpful.
Great tool for all
Posted by: TGaldi from: Sao Paulo, BRA on
The first time I saw this smartpen I got really interested. I'm an engineering student, I take a lot of classes and I have a lot of notebooks I must carry with me most of the time. This smartpen is extremely easy to use, audio recording is perfect and interaction with Evernote makes everything even better. Using Echo smartpen and Evernote, I can access all of my notes thru my smartphone and no longer need to carry weight. Also, whenever I have a doubt I can listen to the class audio recording according to my notes and pick which part i'd like to hear.
It makes life so much easier! I love it and I strongly recommend it.
Important observation: I write a lot and I record every class I take, which is about 3h a day, from monday to friday. I only unload it on weekends, if possible. I have the 2Gb smartpen and it lasts a lot, it's great. I have more than 1 month of audio recordings stored and still half of its capacity available. Battery is good too and must recharge every week, specially if you write a lot and record at the same time.
39 out of 39 found this review helpful.
Why doesn't every student own one?
Posted by: thelastdancer from: Iowa on
I don't understand how I'm the only student I know who owns one of these! This is an essential tool for students who learn by listening. This is one of the few products that I've purchased that works just like it says it will. You turn it on, take notes, and it records audio. When you want to replay the audio, you tap on your notes and it starts playing. The battery life is great. I can usually record 15 hours or so before needing to recharge. 2GB of memory is sufficient. I can go an entire semester without running out of space, and I take 15-18 semester hours.
35 out of 35 found this review helpful.
My notes, my way, loving it!
Posted by: llearyeitniear from: Hesperia, MI on
This is by far the best pen I have ever handled. I use it for everything, from editing my writing, to notes for the next novel, and my adult children love getting notes from Mom in my own handwriting, even though they are printed out on the computer. When my son was in boot camp and I sent him a packet of letters they were lost in the mail, no problem, I just printed them and sent them. I share notes using Evernote with Facebook, Email, and other web apps for different needs. I highly recommend this pen for anyone that loves to write and fears losing important notes!
18 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Must have for the serious student
Posted by: BestBuySuperDude from: South Jordan, UT on
As a pen it is OK. As a recording device it is OK. But as a learning tool that combines both the written notes AND the audio of what was being said while you wrote the note it is AWESOME! Nothing else out there like this!
17 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Duchess1017 from: Binghamton, NY on
Great product for students. It is easy to use. I would recommend it to students. It is also good for people in business or can be use in organization
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
The smartpen is better than a secretary!
Posted by: Smarty1 from: on
The smartpen is the most accurate method of note taking.
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
excellent for notes
Posted by: Roo1 from: on
Great for note taking and to not refresh your memory on what was said!
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Anna from: on
Because you can only use echo paper it's not useful
0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
great for school
Posted by: dlux1 from: nashville,tn on
will be used for my daughter so she doesn't miss a beat in school