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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 6
6.0

Echo 4GB review; commentary on Livescribe

No Name Texan, Amazon
5 July 2014
  • Summary: I have the 4GB ECHO. I generally won't post a review on a product like this until I have used it for at least one year, and in this case, I waited longer than that. The pen works well to its stated function, at least for me.
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Overall 6
6.0

Multitude of display problems - me too

CFS, Amazon
26 June 2014
  • Summary: I have had a 4GB Echo for a couple of years. The other day, I picked it up after a few months of not using it, and the display was dark. I thought that the pen was broken. I played around with it for a while, and found that it was indeed working, just no display.
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Overall 6
6.0

My Echo VS. Livescribe 3 Comparison

Nikolai, Amazon
25 June 2014
  • Summary: I own both the Livescribe 3 and the Echo pen from Livescribe. I'm not interested in all the features, so I'll just write about what I've focused on doing: transforming handwriting in ink in my notebook to editable text in a Word document. BOTH PENS CAN DO THIS.
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Overall 6
6.0

A great idea not well realized

Idon'twantapenname!, Amazon
7 February 2013
  • Summary: I bought the 8GB Echo smartpen to take notes in my math courses. (I'm a graduate student in mathematics) Although it's pretty cool to hear lectures again while seeing my notes, the implementation of this system has a pile of irritating drawbacks that you should consider before investing your time...
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Overall 6
6.0

Mostly Good

Rog42 "Rog42", Amazon
22 June 2011
  • Summary: I love the intersection of the real and virtual. I love drawing, and the feel of pen on paper, but I'm productive in the digital world. The lightscribe pen for me is the ideal device, where I can take notes, draw, and even record meetings, then save them on Evernote.
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Overall 6
6.0

Hot Technology, but still new

Lance Roberts, Amazon
30 May 2011
  • Summary: This is my third Livescribe pen I've owned. All of them have had problems; bad enough, that I keep getting to call tech support. I'll be calling them after the weekend, to try and fix the latest one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works Well on Windows; Mac Software Sluggish & Handwriting Recognition Add On MyScript Does Not Work Well

SanjeevP "Bottom Line", Amazon
14 March 2011
  • Summary: Amazing! is the first reaction to this device. Here are the things it can do, and generally well. 1. Write like a regular pen. 2. Record voice or sound like any digital recorder. 3. Link the written notes to the recorded sound.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works Well on Windows; Mac Software Sluggish & Handwriting Recognition Add On MyScript Does Not Work Well

SanjeevP, Amazon
24 August 2010
  • Summary: Amazing! is the first reaction to this device. Here are the things it can do, and generally well. 1. Write like a regular pen. 2. Record voice or sound like any digital recorder. 3. Link the written notes to the recorded sound.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
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Sound quality 8
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Reliability 10
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Overall quality 8
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Audio & image quality 8
8.0

Taking notes the EASY way!

laramax, Ciao
29 May 2011
  • Excerpt: I have to admit that I do love a gadget, I especially love gadgets that make my life easy so I am really pleased that I discovered the wonderful Livescribe Echo Smartpen. What is it?
  • Pros: You get a comprehensive audio record and a searchable written record
  • Cons: You have to use their notepads with the pen
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