Reviews and Problems with Livescribe Echo 2GB-8GB Smartpen
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I'm done with these people
Cory C. Wagner, Amazon
29 September 2013
Summary: Livescribe is a great concept and something I really need for work. I am not criticizing the basic concept, or, for the most part, the pen. What really bugs me is their refusal to upgrade their software to work with modern applications.
Summary: You are buying a VERY expensive **DISPOSABLE pen**! I have had mine for just over 3 years and the battery is beginning to fail. It won't hold a charge off the dock and when it is fully charged I get less than half the promised 5 hours of recording pen and audio.
Summary: This pen is much less capable than its marketing materials may seem--it is more gimmick than substance. The most surprising feature of the pen is that the only way to take data off the pen for backup or long-term storage is to sync with Evernote.
Terrible at transferring data to computer, no transferring data from computer, term 'archive' isn't used right.
Bryan F. Ritter, Amazon
16 January 2013
Summary: Transfer issues: As a pen that records audio it's fine, but transferring of data from pen to computer doesn't always work, and it's slow. There's been times when part of the software asking me to disconnect the pen, and the other part telling me NOT to disconnect the pen.
Summary: I purchased this pen for my college classes. I have to take lots of notes and listen to hours of lectures. Most know the drill, so after looking at countless tablets and other ways to record the lectures, I decided on this pen. And I like it fine.
Summary: The pen itself works fine, the audio is what you would expect, you can hear the speaker but there is background noise that you can't really get rid of without running audio filters. The actual digitization of your handwriting works quite well and syncs nicely.
keep the box it came in ( you might end up returning it)
19 April 2011
Summary: If you decide to buy this pen then keep the box it came in, you might end up returning it!! You have to download some software in order to use it on a PC, its not plug and play The battery level indicator only comes on when you are charging the pen, not when in use ( any other cheap recorder from...
Summary: All in all, it's OK when it works. But the website, on which customer support hinges, is terrible and so maddening to use that it colors my perception of the product. It started when I bought the thing and had some questions.
Summary: Just started using the echo pen. First it is ergonomically a problem. Too fat, hard to hold and the cap is really difficult to use. I suggest the following improvements; Make the pen fit the hand, not all the hardware that is in it.
Summary: I was able to use some of the functionality of my smartpen, the echo 8gb. It worked great, good sound, easy playback. I could not get it to connect to my computer. Customer service had me re-install the desktop software and drivers over and over..rebooting the pen, my machine, etc.