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Livescribe 8 GB Echo Smartpen Pro Pack (APX-00007)

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  • Instant play back of your recorded audio by tapping on your notes
  • Capture over 800 hours of audio or thousands of pages of notes
  • MicroUSB connector lets you transfer notes and audio to your Mac
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack for use with your favorite earbuds
  • Share notes and recordings privately or online with 500 MB of free storage
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.4 x 0.8 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004NOM4GW
  • Item model number: APX-00007
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Livescribe Echo smartpen Pro Pack. Echo is the amazing smartpen that links audio recordings to your notes and replays audio from the exact moment your note was written, so you never miss a word! It also lets you save your notes and recordings to your computer, or share them with others as pencast, PDF or audio files. The Livescribe Echo Pro Pack is a complete smartpen suite: one 8GB Echo smartpen and two smartpen caps, a portfolio with starter dot paper notebook, 3D recording headset with earbuds, spare ink cartridge and micro USB cable, plus Getting Started and Tips and Tricks guides. Also includes free transcription software download from Livescribe. Echo smartpen remembers everything you hear, say and write, then lets you replay your recorded audio with a simple tap. Use the Echo smartpen and special dot paper to take notes in meetings or lectures. With just a tap, Echo begins recording the audio and digitizing your handwritingautomatically synching the ink and audio. By tapping your notes, you can replay the conversation from the exact moment your note was written, so you never miss a word. Expand your smartpens functionality with paid and free apps available at the Livescribe com Application Store. Rechargeable smartpen has 8GB of memory and can record 800+ hours of audio* and thousands of pages of notes. Order your complete Livescribe Echo smartpen Pro Pack from Brookstone today! *Actual available memory will be less. Actual recording time varies by audio quality setting. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.What's in the Box: The Echo smartpen with 8GB of memory, Livescribe Connect Premium: Includes Connect Basic (Facebook, Evernote, MyLivescribe, your mobile device, and your computer), plus additional connectors for Email and Google Docs, Livescribe Desktop software for Mac or Windows (download), 500 MB of personal online storag, Starter dot paper notebook, Micro USB Cable, Interactive Getting Started Guide, Smartpen Tips and Tricks, 2 smartpen caps and 2 ink cartridges.

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LiveScribe Smartpen Pencast
Pencasts allow you to hear, see and relive notes exactly as they were captured

Livescribe Smartpen
Easily send notes and audio to people and destinations

Take the stress out of tests and meetings with an Echo Smartpen from Livescribe. Record everything you hear, say and write, while linking your audio recordings to your notes. Quickly replay audio from your Livescribe paper, a computer, or a mobile device--all with a simple tap on your handwritten notes. It's never been easier to take notes and stay organized.

Record and Play Back

Smartpens record everything you write and hear so you'll never miss a word. Replay your meetings or lectures simply by tapping on your notes1.

Save, Search and Organize

Livescribe Desktop saves your notes and recordings to your computer for fast, easy access to what's important. Search for words within your notes and find what you need fast.

Send and Share with Livescribe Connect

Easily send notes and audio to people and destinations such as Email2, Google Docs2, Facebook, Microsoft OneNote, Google Sites2, MyLivescribe, your mobile device or your computer3--all from your paper or Livescribe Desktop.

Livescribe Smartpen
The Echo Smartpen is Livescribe's most powerful and easy to use Smartpen. View larger

8 GB of Memory: More Space for Recordings and Notes

When digitizing your notes and audio you'll need storage space; with 8 GB of memory, your Smartpen has it. An 8 GB Smartpen can hold over 800 hours of audio* or 128,000 pages of notes.

Included Smartpen Applications

Your Echo Smartpen comes loaded with applications ready to work right out of the box:

Livescribe Connect Premium: Easily send and share notes and audio to Email, Google Docs, Facebook, Microsoft OneNote, Google Sites, MyLivescribe, your mobile device or your computer

Quick Record: record audio without using dot paper with just a press of a button

Quick Calc: Write an addition, subtraction, multiplication or division problem on dot paper and get the answer on your Smartpen screen

Launch Line: launch your favorite app by writing its name

Password: protect your recorded paper replay sessions with a 4-digit number

System Utilities: multiple language support, time, date, storage info, and battery charge

Livescribe Dot Paper
Dot paper allows a Smartpen to capture everything it writes

Livescribe Dot Paper

Livescribe dot paper uses regular paper printed with a unique pattern of tiny microdots. This tiny pattern works a lot like a GPS system for your Smartpen. It allows a Smartpen to capture everything it writes or draws on dot paper.

Livescribe Smartpens only work with Livescribe Dot Paper, so there's a variety of dot paper sizes and types available: College-ruled Notebooks, Lined Journals, Blank Journals, Mini Journals, A5-sized Notebooks, Grid Notebooks, Flip Notepads, and Sticky Notes. You can even print your own dot paper for free from within Livescribe Desktop on many printers.

What's in the Box?

Livescribe Echo Smartpen with 8 GB of memory, Smartpen Portfolio, in-ear headset, Livescribe Connect Premium (includes Connect Basic plus additional connectors for Email, Google Docs and Google Sites), Livescribe Desktop software for Mac or Windows, MyScript for Livescribe, 500 MB of personal online storage, starter dot paper notebook, Micro USB cable, interactive Getting Started guide, Smartpen Tips and Tricks guide, 2 Smartpen caps, 2 ink cartridges.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP 32-bit SP2 or higher, or Windows Vista 32 or 64-bit, or Windows 7
  • Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.5.5 or higher
  • 600MHz CPU or higher
  • 300 MB minimum free disk space
  • Available USB 2.0 port
  • Livescribe Desktop 2.7 for Windows or Mac OS
  • Smartpen firmware version 2.7 or later
  • Internet connection

Which Livescribe Echo Smartpen is Right for You?

echo Smartpens 2GB Smartpen 4GB Echo Smartpen 8GB Echo Smartpen 8GB Echo propack
Total Hours of Recoding Time* 200 400 800 800
Livescribe Connect Basic
Evernote, Facebook, Microsoft OneNote,
MyLivescribe, your mobile device, and your computer
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Livescribe Connect Premium
Includes all Connect Basic connectors plus Email,
Google Docs, and Google Sites
Yes Yes Yes
Smartpen Portfolio Yes
3-D Recording Premium Headset Yes
MyScript for Livescribe Software
Converts handwritten notes to digital text
Yes
Livescribe Desktop
software for Mac or Windows
Yes Yes Yes Yes
500 MB of Personal Online Storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Livescribe Starter Notebook Yes Yes Yes Yes
Micro USB Cable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rubberized Grip Yes Yes Yes
Ink Cartridges 2 2 2
Smartpen Caps 1 2 2 2

*Actual recording time varies by audio quality setting.
1Livescribe paper required--don't record without permission
2These connectors are available only with Livescribe Connect Premium
3Mobile device access requires Pencast Player App or Flash-enabled web browser

Customer Reviews

An honest company would admit they designed a faulty product and fix the flaws.
Nicholas Farrell
My first pen quit transferring files, and while I waited for customer service to fix the problem the pen BROKE.
J. Marion
By using the included MyScript software, you can also convert your handwritten notes to digital text.
Mariah McTamany

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Diana on July 3, 2012
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I got the LiveScribe 8GB with the Pro Pack and I had some skepticism, given some of the reviews here. After testing the product for a few hours I am in love! I am able to take digital notes with or without audio recordings, the stylus ink works fine (still, I bought replacements from a swiss pen company, just in case the reviews are correct after some use), and the MyScribe managed to recognize 90% of my terrible handwriting (the other 10% I sometimes struggle to recognize as well). I am about to go to Grad school and this pen will allow me to preserve every single note in searchable format digitally (in my industry that means a lot). As a side benefit, the pen has a number of cool apps I can use to convert my notebook it into a tablet for my computer, create digital tables, calculate units, etc. Thank you, LiveScribe! (I will keep posting updates if anything changes)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mariah McTamany on July 19, 2011
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Think of this as note recorder + scanner + biro in a fountain pen look-a-like shell with a hand writing recognition software included to boot. When you add up all these features for the price being offered on Amazon, it's quite reasonable. I found the recording sensitivity excellent especially with the 3-D recording headset provided in the Pro-Pack. Great for recording in a lecture theatre. I can't recommend this enough for the university student. I always found it difficult getting down all the notes in time in my university lectures. It comes in handy when you can point to a particular place in your notes and the recorded notes takes you to that exact point in the playback. You never have to be afraid of missing out on an important point from a lecture or speech.

When you plug in the smartpen to your Mac, each page is an exact scan or "pencast" of your written notes. By using the included MyScript software, you can also convert your handwritten notes to digital text. Admittedly the handwriting recognition software isn't perfect but it's 80% of the way there depending on how neatly or how legibly you write. It's better than having to retype out your handwritten notes from scratch. You just have to review the digital text and amend the words that weren't recognised correctly. If you're a student, all this cuts down your notetaking and prep time by half, leaves you with more actual study time. You can use these pencasts to more easily edit your notes to form your final review notes for your exams.

The pen might look a bit clunky and unwieldly but surprisingly is much easier to write with in the Echo version. This is due to the better grip on the Echo as compared to the Pulse.
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I bought the Livescribe 8 GB Echo Smartpen Pro Pack (APX-00007) on 12/14/2011 for one hundred and sixty dollars. In the summer of 2014, I started noticing some strangeness with the display - some of the horizontal lines were blank. Then parts of it were no longer visible. And now, the display has failed completely. So the display lifetime was only about 2.5 years - just long enough to be out of warranty. Without the display, you can not see the battery charge, remaining space, settings, etc. I did some research and found out that this is a very common problem. Of course, I tried contacting Livescribe. Livescribe responded that: "According to our records your smartpen warranty has expired and we do not have a facility for smartpen repairs." They also offered $20 off the list price of an Echo 2GB since they no longer make the 8GB. Some "support", huh?! With their discount, their price for the pen was the same price that Amazon sells it for every day.

The pen was very well cared for and pampered. I found many, many other people with the same problem by going to the getsatisfaction website (google it!) and searching for Livescribe. Read all the comments and decide if you want to take a chance on buying an unrepairable product when the display fails for many people at about the same time as the warranty expires. Also, you can go to the Better Business Bureau and search for Livescribe and read complaints about display failure.

Right here on Amazon, go to the review bar graph above the first review, click on the "1 star" underline and read the 169+ comments by people who gave the product the lowest possible rating. Note how many of them talk about the display failing shortly after the warranty has expired.

TLDR: Great product, but life expectancy of display is only 2-3 years - just long enough to be out of warranty - and no repair service is available.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By loudlaf on February 7, 2012
I bought a Livescribe Echo 8 GB on special and was very excited about using this technology to post solutions to problems for my chemistry class. First, it would not synch. We finally traced this to the fact that the USB cannot be plugged into a hub, which is something they don't tell you.

The next problem is that the pencast pdfs created from the pen are very quirky. Specifically, the ink that is supposed to be light gray (and darkens as you write) is already dark in random spots when you start the pdf and it doesn't change as you write over it. This makes the presentation very confusing.

Another problem is that they claim you can re-order pages in a pencast using "Custom Notebooks" feature of their desktop, and when you export them to a pdf the pages should remain re-ordered. This is essential if you mess up, say, page 1 of a two-page pencast, and then want to re-record only that page. It becomes page 3, but can be re-ordered in front of page 2 in a "Custom Notebook." However, in the pdf, the pages are NOT reordered.

I had four e-mail exchanges with their support and sent them all sorts of files as requested. I probably spent 6-8 hours helping them to troubleshoot this problem. In the end, they are not responding, probably because they can't fix the problems. Worse yet, I bought extra notebooks, pen tips, a case, and an extra USB cable.

I strongly suggest avoiding this product until they have fixes for these and other bugs. It is a slick idea with a very amateurish execution.
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