Reviews and Problems with Livescribe Echo 2GB-8GB Smartpen
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Once you buy it, it's hard to live without - and it never argues back
14 November 2013
Summary: I love this pen. indispensable for journalists, students, lawyers, and anyone else who needs accurate audio recordings to go with their notes. By using the special paper, which you can either buy in various formats or print from the computer, you can sync your notes with the audio for quick and easy reference, and also download and share your pencasts to your PC.
Summary: I purchased both the Echo and SKY models and decided to hold onto SKY because of the wifi connectivity/Evernote integration. Having used Echo in the past, I do not see any major differences between the two models except for the ones noted above. So far, I have had a great experience with the pen. I hope Livescribe could be quicker with the much awaited enhancements.
Excerpt: Excellent! My college student daughter loves it. She uses it to take notes in her lectures/classes. Great at writing her notes and digitizing them in storage in the Pen, then downloads her electronic notes to her Laptop. She can then organize her notes and use them to study for tests/finals. She bought it on recommendation from one of her friends who had one. She says the 2GB version is plenty for what she needs.
Summary: I still get a lot out of writing things out by hand so this was the missing piece in my system. It allows me the ability to write out thoughts and concepts while still being able to store the info online and share it. I use only a fraction of the capability of the entire system since I record very few meetings or conversations through it but I love it. Update: This review is for the 8gb Echo Pen and not the Sky Pen.
Summary: The LiveScribe pen has been a great addition to my work flow. I spend a great deal of time on conference calls and in meetings - the ability to immediately send out my Notes is a time saver. And we have a weekly development meeting where the recording in combo with my Notes makes sure that none of us miss any points for feature changes.
Summary: This product does exactly what it's supposed to do. I can jot down notes and this thing will record everything down to the period. In the past few days that I've had it, it has yet to fail recording my chicken scratch. I've used the audio feature only to setup the device. I can't comment on that aspect, but it worked perfectly when I setup the device. The user interface is a real charm, and I think that's what sets it apart from the others.
Summary: After few mis-deliveries and then a double delivery ...I got my Livesrcibe 4GB. Have been using it for the past month or so. Fantastic instrument.No complaints except that it is little heavy and thick, that may be because it has been long time I have used a "real pen" for writing.I am (an electrical /semiconductor engineer for the past 25 years) WOWed!!!! I have been trying many electronic writing instruments which connect to PC etc...
Summary: This review is based on using the Echo 4 GB pen for about two weeks now. Overall I am happy and I am using the pen successfully. There are however limitations that you should be aware of related to the form factor and software. Despite those limitations I am happy with the pen and would buy it again. Form factor: The pen is about the size of MontBlanc's largest fountain pen. It is it easy to hold and the soft textured area at the base of the pen makes it easy to grip.
Summary: This is a really great smartPen, I wish I would of had it during architecture school for notes and drawings. I knew this pen recorded writing bu never knew if would record drawings so well. Pros: -smooth writing and drawing and is about 85-90% accurate (always legible for text) -You can actually draw with it accurately! -Great for businesses as well as students -Voice recording works great Cons: -Fills up fast if you write a lot.
Summary: This pen surprised me with its performance. I expected a lot more errors but it is actually pretty precise. I wish it was a little smaller and the cap better designed so it would be easier to carry in a pocket. It does what livescribe says and pretty well.