Livescribe 2GB Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen
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- Over 200 hours of audio
- Capture thousands of pages of notes
- Wireless transmission of notes and audio
- Livescribe edition of Evernote
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The 2GB Sky Wifi Smartpen records everything you write and hear together or separately. Tap anywhere on your notes to replay the audio from that moment in time. It automatically and wirelessly transfer your recorded notes and audio to your free Livescribe edition of Evernote for play back on nearly any device. Your Livescribe edition of Evernote includes 500MB of additional monthly upload capacity for smartpen notes and audio. You can quickly search, share and replay your lectures, meetings and ideas any time on nearly any device. The Sky wifi smartpen is the perfect companion to your tablet, laptop and smartphone. When digitizing your notes and audio, you'll need storage space; with 2 GB of memory, your smartpen has it. A 2GB smartpen can hold over 200 hours of audio and thousands of pages of notes. You can automatically, your recorded notes and audio are wirelessly sent and securely stored in your free Evernote account. From Evernote, easily search, share and replay on nearly any device. You can record audio without using dot paper with just a press of a button. And you can write an addition, subtraction, multiplication or division problem on dot paper and get the answer on your smartpen screen. Livescribe smartpens only work with Livescribe Dot Paper. Choose from a variety of paper types, bindings, and sizes at competitive prices: blank, lined, or grid paper in spiral-bound notebooks, hard-bound journals, notepads, and even sticky notes. Find the paper that’s right for you. Livescribe dot paper uses standard paper printed with a unique pattern of tiny microdots. This tiny pattern acts like a map for the smartpen, allowing it to capture the exact location of everything it writes or draws on dot paper.
From the Manufacturer
Livescribe 2GB Sky Wifi Smartpen
The Sky wifi smartpen is the perfect pen for today's always-on, connected world. It syncs all your handwritten notes and any recorded audio to your free Evernote account, allowing you to have quick and easy access to the information that matters to you, any time, and anywhere.
Now, all your important notes, graphs and diagrams are at the tip of your fingers, so you can review, search and organize your notes from Evernote on any of the devices you use including PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices.
How Smartpens Work
Smartpens give you the freedom to focus on listening and participating instead of worrying whether you are catching every word. As you jot down notes or sketches, your Sky smartpen captures them and brings them into the digital world.
With a single tap, you can record audio along with your notes so that you can be sure that you'll never miss a word. Featuring 2GB of memory, the 2GB Sky wifi smartpen can hold up to 200 hours of audio and thousands of pages of notes.1
Syncing to Evernote
Your notes and audio are sent via WiFi or USB cable and securely stored in your free Evernote account. Within Evernote, easily search, share and replay on nearly any device. Your Sky smartpen includes the Livescribe plan for Evernote, giving you 500MB of additional monthly upload capacity for smartpen notes and audio.
Any Time, Anywhere Access
Stay on top of your ever-changing information with constant access to your notes and audio whenever and wherever you need them – using any of your connected devices. Quickly search, share and replay your lectures, meetings and ideas from your PC, Mac, tablets or smartphone.
Livescribe Dot Paper
Livescribe dot paper uses standard paper printed with a unique pattern of tiny microdots. This tiny pattern acts like a map for the smartpen, allowing it to capture the exact location of everything it writes or draws on dot paper.
Livescribe smartpens only work with Livescribe Dot Paper. Choose from a variety of paper types, bindings, and sizes at competitive prices: blank, lined, or grid paper in spiral-bound notebooks, hard-bound journals, notepads, and even sticky notes. Find the paper that's right for you.
What's in the Box
2GB Sky wifi smartpen, free Livescribe plan for Evernote, Sky wifi smartpen Basics guide, starter dot paper notebook (50 sheets), micro-USB cable, 2 ink cartridges, 2 smartpen caps.
- Broadband internet
- Access to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network (802.11 b/g/n)2
- Web browser supporting HTML5
- USB computer port or USB power adapter for charging
- Livescribe dot paper
Operating Systems: Windows XP with SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OSX 10.6 or later.
Web Browsers: browsers supporting HTML5 (for best playback results, use the latest version of Chrome or Firefox).
1Actual recording time varies by audio quality setting. Don't record without permission.
2Wi-Fi access points that require log-in through a webpage are not directly supported by the Sky wifi smartpen.
Which Livescribe Pen is Right for You?
|2GB Echo Smartpen||2GB Sky Wifi Smartpen||4GB Sky Wifi Smartpen||8GB Sky Wifi |
|Recording Time (Hours)||200||200||400||800|
|Store, Organize and Search||Livescribe Desktop||Evernote||Evernote||Evernote|
|Transfer of Notes & Audio||USB||WiFi & USB||WiFi & USB||WiFi & USB|
|Mac & Windows PC Access |
|iOS & Android Device Access |
|Internet Required||Internet Required||Internet Required|
|Playback of Pencasts |
(Interactive notes & audio)
|Sharing Pencasts||Pencast PDF||via Evernote||via Evernote||via Evernote|
|Convert Handwritten Notes |
to Digital Text
(MyScript software not included)
|Livescribe Plan for Evernote |
(500MB extra monthly upload)
|Evernote Premium |
All Livescribe smartpens come with a micro-USB cable, 2 ink cartridges, and starter dot paper notebook.
Top customer reviews
I'm blown away by the technology advances and this pen is, to me, a cutting edge technology. I'm 55 years old and retired but if I were a student or still working and regularly attending meetings then a device such as this would give me a tremendous edge. The other reviewers have written accurate descriptions of the attributes and flaws of the pen (e.g., the cap could get easily lost). One other thing I think the pen could really use is a clip so it could be held securely in a shirt pocket. My biggest concern with an item like this is that it could be easily lost. For practical purposes, I recommend buying the Livescribe Smartpen Portfolio Livescribe Smartpen Portfolio, as it has a pen holder in it will hold the Livescribe Journal Livescribe ANA-00004 Lined Black 1-2 Journal - 2 Pack or the A-5 spiral notebooks (Available from Brookstone or Livescribe's online store.
Another great accessory if you are going to use it in large meeting rooms or a college lecture hall is the earphones Livescribe AAA-00014 Echo 3D Recording Earbuds, well really they are microphones and they record the event exactly as you hear it but they are smart microphones and they eliminate much of the ambient sound that you don't need or want.
This technology is truly amazing. It's like having a perfect memory. I used it at a doctor's appointment last week. My wife always asks me "What did the doctor have to say" and I usually remember about 25% of the appointment. Well now, she and I both get total recall of what was said and, furthermore, the audible recording synchronizes with the note taking so you can watch your notes being written while listening to what was said at the time you wrote the notes!
It will be interesting to see how this product and competitor's products evolve over the next few years. I am confident the smart pens will end up being owned by a large percentage of the population, much like the iPod and the PC.
One more thing, the paper refills are reasonably priced but you can print your own paper if you have a good color laser printer.
UPDATE: So it looks like Livescribe acted fast on the firmware issue. The latest firmware was posted as a manual install option on the forum site a little while ago. It installed properly and is working flawlessly so far! First impression, FANTASTIC! The pen does exactly what it is supposed to do. It syncs the audio to your writing so that when you go back and tap on a word you will hear the audio that transpired at that moment in time. I have yet to test out the audio in a lecture hall setting but general conversations are picked effortlessly. Sound quality is even better when the 3D headset, which was purchased separately, is plugged into the pen. The feel of the pen itself is also terrific. The new rubber grip on the Echo is very soft and comfortable. I thought the pen would be a little too wide for comfort, but in fact I find it to be the perfect size. The fact that the Echo, unlike the Pulse, was made in plastic does great things for its weight. It feels substantial like a good quality pen should without feeling too bulky. The shape of the Echo is also an improvement over its predecessor, as it is designed to sit flat on a desk - a feature that I think a lot of previous Pulse owners would be happy about. I would definitely recommend the Echo over the Pulse pen. It provides a much more comfortable writing experience, which is important when using for extended periods of time, in addition to an anti-roll design feature, a larger hard drive, a new standard micro-usb port, new standard 3.5mm audio jack for utilizing any pair of headphones, and the ability to protect your pen from unauthorized use via password protect. You also no longer need to carry around a charging cradle in order to remove the ink. In fact, the Echo has completely foregone the need for a cradle given its anti-roll design so it doesn't even ship with one. With the Echo, you can easily replace the ink cartridge by pulling it out with your hands- a terrific improvement over the Pulse. I am now a very happy smartpen owner!
Since I have already stocked up with many note books and journal I decided to get the latest wifi pen as replacement.
My complains ( I'm sure I'm not the only one) are the cloud approach with Evernote is not ready before they launch this product, I'm an Evernote user for years so it's not the problem with either the pen or Evernote; it's how they work together.
To me it's just lost some of the useful functions of the LS desktop. e.g when you running of storage you need to archive the whole note book, I was able to archive sessions and pages only. Also you can't do much from Evernote desktop, archive and rename sessions etc are not available? I can't convert my sessions into text? Try to listen to the audio sessions on windows phone is terrible, I can't figure out how to just jump within audio session on the same page by click on the point I want the audio to start, I need to listen to the whole session?
It seems to work better with my Evernote desktop but still lots of improvements need to be added, not sure if Evernote will
ever implement all these for an add-on product. btw, Evernote said they are not aware of the 500MB that I'm suppose to get with my Sky pen but at least they are quick to respond to my ticket and is "looking into" it unlike the respond I got from Livescript support and I'm stuck with a broken pen and a new pen that I can't use.
My suggestion is test out the new pen before you buy or get the old model instead of the wifi version.