Reviews and Problems with Livescribe Echo 2GB-8GB Smartpen
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29 August 2014
Summary: I absolutely Love this pen! I tried the "Pulse" and didn't like that it relies on WIFI to function properly. The Echo Pen plugs right into your computer with a standard micro USB cable (which makes it easy if you have to replace it). The audio is great, I've recorded a ton of lectures, concerts, and even a few stand-up comedy shows. The best use by far is for Studying though. You can upload your notes and corresponding audio to your computer.
Summary: I fell in love with this wonderful pen quite a few semesters ago, I think during my 2011 year. I was taking more advanced classes, such as microbiology and the like so that I could apply to nursing school and it was (and still is) such an invaluable resource to me. I especially like how I can send my classmates PDF copies of the notes that I took in class, complete with audio and the notes.
A "Must Have" for Students Having Trouble in Math or Students with Disabilities.
Jillian Byrd, Amazon
3 November 2013
Summary: The community college that I attend uses Livescribe pens for note taking with the Disability Services team. This is how I was exposed to them, and after using them to take notes in math classes for 2 weeks, I decided I had to have one. This is an amazing tool to use if you are struggling with math classes (or even chemistry/physics). Sure, you copy down what the teacher writes on the board, but when you get home you have no idea how they got from step 1 to step 2.
Summary: This is a must-have for those professors who lecture a mile a minute and hold you responsible for everything they say. Also great for professors who cover PowerPoint slides with text and don't give students copies. You can focus on getting everything written down without having to worry about missing what the prof says.
Summary: I bought this to use when in big meetings with clients. It helps me keep track of everything that goes on and I can go back later to hear what others have said that I may not have noted at the time. The mic is great and the pads work perfectly. I was worried it would be tricky to get used to it but it was a piece of cake.
Summary: I use the LiveScribe pen on a daily basis in my job as a consultant. The recording is of great quality, even without the additional earphone accessory. PDF exports are also super easy for those occassions when you want to share details with your team. Note that the new version, Sky, breaks from a number of applications and features that Echo uses and as yet is not a mature platform (also, Sky uploads everything into the cloud which can be problematic from a corporate...
Summary: I find this to be an extremely useful tool. I can record while I take notes, and go back and review anything that doesn't sink in completely the first time. It imports beautifully to OneNote among other things. I have tried MyScript for LiveScribe, and my writing is a little too sloppy to get more than 80% of the information properly into textual format. It requires a lot of editing.