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7.7 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. I use the pen now and then, and have recorded in the presence of hundreds of clients. The pen works well with my Livescribe desktop application on my PC.
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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 and energy into using a Livescribe. 1. The software interface is pretty awful. It is very frustrating to move pencasts around in a computer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mostly Good

Mr. R. Lawrence "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. Shared with all my devices, even team. Unfortunately I suffered a malady that seems to affect many users.
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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. The pen does a good job of recording the writing and talking; most of the problems are interfacing with the computer (though with one of my old Pulses I had battery issues). In spite of all that, I use it quite a bit, and keep finding more excuses to use it.
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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 February 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. So if tap on a written word it will play the sound recorded at the time that word was written. 4. Upload handwritten notes and voice to computer. 5. Share your written notes and audio (Pencasts). The sound quality is fairly good.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mixed feelings

C. Overgaard, Amazon
25 October 2010
  • Summary: I bought the Livescribe to take on a week long forum in Europe where there were several different speakers. I have very mixed feelings about it. The recordings picked up the sound of the Livescribe writing on the booklet which made it somewhat difficult to hear what was being said by the speaker. Perhaps its because the speakers had accents, but there were times when I could not clearly hear what was being said.
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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. So if tap on a written word it will play the sound recorded at the time that word was written. 4. Upload handwritten notes and voice to computer. 5. Share your written notes and audio (Pencasts)). The sound quality is fairly good.
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