AVOID. Very dubious quality and uses up battery life quickly
Andy Sy, Amazon
26 April 2013
Summary: UPDATE: I just discovered that this device eats up battery life like there's no tomorrow. This is probably what's responsible for all the returns. Worse, the batteries are super-expensive. JUST AVOID. I'm preserving the original review below because the product does have its merits, but overall is not practical to own.
Summary: Great pen I got it about 2 weeks ago,the inserts have to be tracked down but there plenty of sellers here to get them from.It worked as advertised,but you have to make sure to charge it when you get it and be sure the pen batteries are in correctly. you should also take the time to do the trainning exercises to teach the recognition software your hand writing this greatly improves the recognition.I had about 90% before it, now its only a word or two per page,after 150...
Summary: Thumb button fell off pen within 2 days of use. Unfortunately don't have the time to deal with company and addressing defect. I just write of IO Gear as a reliable product and move on. Don't waste your money.
I've never been this disappointed in a product before.
30 January 2013
Summary: This is the only item I have ever returned to Amazon.com. I'm in a law school class which has banned laptops. I thought a digital pen would be very handy to get my handwritten notes into a text format for later outlining. I looked at a considerable number of digital pen options. This one appeared to have the functionality that would work best for me.
Summary: I was using this in a work environment and there may have been some sort of electrical or infra-red interference. The device did not track the pen. Words in a sentence were displaced by 1/2 inch. Pen lines after the pen had been lifted off the writing surface occurred. The results were an unusable mess. Needs more R&D.
Summary: I have had nothing but trouble with the receiver. First the battery would not charge or hold a charge, then the program caused my pc to crash or not recognize the receiver. When it worked, the hand writing program (OCR) displayed gibberish and transferring the files from the receiver to my computer did not take place at all. After talking to tech support about the trouble, I could not get the pen to work to my satisfaction.