Livescribe 2 GB Echo Smartpen Starter Pack (APA-00009)
- Record everything you write and hear so you'll never miss a word
- Replay your meetings or lectures simply by tapping on your notes
- Saves notes and recordings to your computer
- Search for words within your notes
- Send notes and audio from your paper or Livescribe Desktop
- Customize your smartpen with apps
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From the Manufacturer
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.
For a limited time only, anyone that purchases and registers a Livescribe smartpen will receive a free one-year subscription to Evernote® Premium! Get access to more online storage to easily organize and play back all your Livescribe pencasts on the go.
and audio. Pencasts allow you to hear and see your notes exactly as they were captured.
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 Docs™², Facebook, Evernote®, Microsoft® OneNote, Google Sites™², MyLivescribe, your mobile device or your computer³ — all from your paper or Livescribe Desktop!
2GB of Memory: Room for Recordings and Notes
When digitizing your notes and audio you'll need storage space; with 2GB of memory, your smartpen has it. A 2GB smartpen can hold over 200 hours of audio* or 32,000 pages of notes.
Included Smartpen Applications
Your Echo smartpen comes loaded with applications ready to work right out of the box:
- Livescribe Connect Basic: Easily send and share notes and audio to Evernote®, Facebook, Microsoft® OneNote, 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 it's 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
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 we've created a variety of dot paper sizes and types: 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 You Get in the Box
- Echo smartpen with 2GB of memory and included applications
- Livescribe Connect Basic: Facebook, Evernote, MyLivescribe, your mobile device, and your computer
– an upgrade pack for Email and Google Docs is available separately
- Livescribe Desktop software for Mac or Windows (download)
- 500 MB of personal online storage
- Starter dot paper
- Micro USB Cable
- Interactive Getting Started Guide
- Smartpen Tips and Tricks
- 1 Smartpen cap
What You Need: 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
*Actual recording time varies by audio quality setting.
¹ Livescribe paper required – don't record without permission
² These connectors are available only with Livescribe Connect Premium
³ Mobile device access requires Pencast Player App or Flash®—enabled web browser
Size: 2 GB (200 Horas de Audio)
Top Customer Reviews
For thirty years my small engineering firm has required everyone to carry a "Yellow Book," a 9.5" x 6", Mead, spiral notebook with yellow (hence the name) lined pages and a business card taped to the front. The idea was to use the book to note details of discussions, phone calls, inspections, and to sketch building and system layouts and dimensions.
This practice was an outgrowth of my days as a naval officer, when we were required to carry a 5" x 3" green memo book in our back pocket to be ready to take notes when talking to others, especially one's boss. God help you if the captain gave you a long instruction, and you didn't have a notebook in hand. It's still a common Navy practice forty years after I left the service.
I have come across former employees years after they left my firm and found them still carrying their yellow books.
Well, now we carry "Black Books," the 9.25" x 6" Livescribe spiral notebooks. There is no good way to carry the Echo pen in a pocket, so we fasten a 5/8" x 2.5" strip of black fuzzy Velcro (has adhesive back) to the top back of the pen and a 2" x 4" mating piece (also with adhesive attached) to the left top corner of the notebook. The pen is quickly and reliably secured. The mating piece on the cover has to be much larger than the piece on the pen to keep the notebook piece from lifting off after many uses.Read more ›
I do wish Livescribe would make a larger BOUND notebook, I dont like perforated sheets and the bound notebooks are too small for my bad scrawling handwriting. There seems to be lots of requests for alternative writing paper products. Livescrive is missing sales opportunties. Maybe a 3rd party product will be developed.
i do not have the headphones/microphones for it yet so the sound quality is pretty bad but not so bad i can't understand what is going on in the lecture, but i would suggest getting the headphones/microphones as i will be doing that soon as well to get rid of all the white noise.
I used to mostly take my notes on my laptop because I tend to type faster than I write. However, when I hand-write notes I tend to retain the information a little better, and it saves me from the distraction of internet browsing during classes!
I only gave it four stars because the audio recording abilities could be a tiny bit better. I sit in the front row of the class and the recording is still a little quiet. Apparently there are Livescribe earbuds that double as microphones that you can buy that do a better job at recording. But if you think about it, wouldn't it look weird/disrespectful to wear headphones during class if nobody knew what they actually were?
Overall I love this product, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get more out of their lectures or meetings.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am trying to get my daughter to use it . It works well. She just hesitates with technology, but it fulfills all her former IEP requirements and she is in college.Published 9 months ago by irsandee
I was extremely disappointed after seeing a friend's notes using the Livescribe Smartpen. While her notes came out perfectly clean, clear, and legible, mine come out jagged,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by DoodAbyedz
The Livescribe 2 GB Echo Smartpen Starter Pack is great for recording and taking notes or minutes. It is very easy to use and turn on to record hours of meeting conversation. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nancee J. Swartz
Livescribe Echo pen, Great pen at first, I've had it for over two years and in that time it worked as described till just lately. Read morePublished 20 months ago by dan m
I can't work without my Livescribe pen. When everybody in a meeting is looking for an outlet for laptops, I pull out my pad and pen and take notes the old school way. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Robert Levy
The pen worked at first but then stopped transferring new note pages to the desktop. The only way to fix it is completely remove the desktop software and reinstall. Read morePublished on July 22, 2014 by Ken Herold
I ordered my Livescribe Echo a couple weeks ago but, with a big business trip coming up, knew I wouldn't receive it in time so sought out a local supplier. Read morePublished on May 23, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I tried to use this, I journal daily. The pen is too big. I love the idea, but it is too bulky. For people who like to write, the writing utensil is an essential part of... Read morePublished on April 5, 2014 by Some Specific Shopper
got this for college. Seemed useful at the time but ended up being more hastle than it was worth. Maybe it would work for some students but I just didnt like it. Read morePublished on March 1, 2014 by ChemNerd