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Livescribe Echo 2GB-8GB Smartpen
7.0 out of 10

Livescribe Echo 2GB-8GB Smartpen

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Reviews and Problems with Livescribe Echo 2GB-8GB Smartpen

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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not the same pen and experience

PL, Amazon
11 July 2013
  • Summary: I was a happy customer with my pulse pen until the display stopped working, went thru all the instructions from the support desk and it was "determined" I can only keep using the pen without the display - but how?
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Overall 4
4.0

Be WARNED...

Irish Lace, Amazon
10 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Limited usability

Poliosophy, Amazon
17 May 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

The hardware is great, but the evernote ruins the whole experience

Judith Tiferes, Amazon
17 March 2013
  • Summary: Using the wifi smartpen with evernote is a nightmare. Evernote may be a great software but it does not work well with the wifi smartpen. ‎1. You won't be able to use a a WIFI network that requires an user name. So if you are a student using your's schools WIFI, forget it.
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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Such a great idea, needs some work.

Jeff Quigley, Amazon
6 September 2012
  • Summary: I really wanted to love this product. I saw a demo of the paper replay function and thought this was the perfect tool for a college student. After the first week of the new semester I am becoming familiar with the ins and outs of the product and am less than thrilled.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice pen but has issues

C. D. McKelroy "cdmac20", Amazon
8 March 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Well it works... Kinda

DHM, Amazon
2 February 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Has potential but is handicapped by bad software

Jeff is Rad, Amazon
10 December 2011
  • Summary: I bought this with the intention of recording business meetings along with my notes. While it does a good job of recording and playing back audio, the pen's main feature of recording penstrokes has been hit or miss. The recorded image quality has been inconsistent.
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