Pulse Smartpen

Every once in a while an innovation comes along that is destined to change the way certain elements of the world interact with each other. More often than not, an innovative product like the Pulse Smartpen is just the beginning.


Review: Pulse Smartpen

Published 13:41 pm

Every once in a while an innovation comes along that is destined to change the way certain elements of the world interact with each other. More often than not, an innovation can start out nicely, become widely accepted and incorporated into the mainstream culture. Then it undergoes a number of dramatic improvements that make it what is commonly referred to these days as a "killer app." The Livescribe Pulse Smartpen is an example of a great app destined to become a killer app in the near future.

What exactly is a Smartpen? In a nutshell, the Livescribe Smartpen integrates audio recording and writing into one cohesive and complementary form of documentation. While it is larger than most ink pens, including some stylish fat pens, it is not unwieldy. It works by scanning and recording what you are writing as you are writing it. But the amazing thing about it is that is also records audio as well.

The magic happens when the pen is connected through the USB port to your computer. Once connected via an interesting magnetic-locking cradle, the Smartpen transfers whatever information being stored inside to your computer. Now you can view your document in your own handwriting and annotate your recording as you go. The Smartpen does require a special notepad for writing, but these are readily available and look like a regular college notebook.

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Documents are stored in PDF format and can be printed or exported to RTF or TXT files with an inexpensive add-on program that works quite nicely.

The really interesting feature of the Smartpen is how it connects audio recording to note taking. Imagine that you're at a meeting or in a class with your Smartpen and notebook. Once the discussion or lecture gets underway, the Smartpen records what is being said and you can jot down important highlights of the conversation as you go. Later, you play it back and the audio is matched to the notes. The possibilities are astounding if you are a journalist or a writer. The days of tape recorders and digital voice recorders are numbered, as the Smartpen integrates both audio and text into one neat technology.

You can check out the Pulse Smartpen from Livescribe at their website. There you will find an informative demo, links to affiliated products and answers to the most common question.

The Pulse Smartpen from Livescribe is available with either 2 GB or 4 GB of memory which is plenty for most users.

If you are a serious on-the-go writer that needs to take notes and record audio at the same time, the Pulse Smartpen from Livescribe is quite likely the answer.

Bestselling Pulse Smartpen Products in 2020


Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen

Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 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 audio recordings to your computer. Length = 6.18 inches
  • Comes with Echo Desktop software for Mac or Windows (download), Starter Notebook (50 pages), 2 ink cartridges(one in the pen and one in the box) & 1 smartpen cap
  • Mac System Requirements- Mac OS X 10.8.5 and above. Windows System Requirements-Windows 7 or Windows 8 and above. Micro USB cable for charging and data transfer

Neo Smartpen N2 (Black Titan) with N College Notebooks (3 Pack - 144 College Ruled Pages) Bundle for iOS, Android, Smartphones, Tablets, and Windows

Neo Smartpen N2 (Black Titan) with N College Notebooks (3 Pack - 144 College Ruled Pages) Bundle for iOS, Android, Smartphones, Tablets, and Windows
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • DIGITIZE YOUR NOTES - The Neo Smartpen N2 has an internal camera that captures your handwritten texts and converts them to digital documents when syncing the pen with Neo Notes app.
  • WIRELESSLY TRANSFER CAPTURED NOTES - The pen employs Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to communicate with your smart devices. You can write on the N Notebook and sync with the app when you get back online.
  • CAPTURES EVERY STROKE - The Smartpen is equipped with Dual-Core ARM9 Processor so it can capture more than 120 FPS (frames per second) and can calculate up to 256 steps of pressure.
  • OFFERS 3-PACK RULED NOTEBOOKS - Included in this bundle are 3 assorted N College Notebooks, each consists of 144 ruled pages. The dedicated notebooks have unique Ncode symbols printed on every page.
  • INCLUDES - Neo Smartpen N2 Bluetooth Digital Pen for iOS, Android, Windows (Titan Black). 3-Pack of N College Notebooks with 144 Ruled Pages, 216mm x 280mm (Assorted Colors).

NEWYES Smartpen Sync to The Mobile Devices for Notes with APP (Syncpen 1.0),Black

NEWYES Smartpen Sync to The Mobile Devices for Notes with APP (Syncpen 1.0),Black
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • 【Precise Synchronization】: NEWYES smart pen has a built-in camera with the lens that captures the exact location of everything you write and draw! Bluetooth 4.2 gives you more efficient wireless transmission without losing your notes. You can enjoy 8 hours of continuous writing without interruption.
  • 【Handwriting Recognition】:Download “ NEWYES NOTE” App. It comes with handwriting recognition. Your handwritten content will intelligently generate editable text. You can also search for handwritten keywords. It’s convenient for you to search records.
  • 【Audio Recording & Playback】: “NEWYES NOTE” allows to add a voice memo to your notes. Your recording will be linked to your notes. Click the “Playback” button, your handwriting or ideas can go back. It’s perfect to use when listen to the conference or lecture and you won’t miss anything!
  • 【One-Click Sharing】:“NEWYES NOTE” allows you quickly share notes and ideas with friends and colleagues on Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, and email. It also can save in album and PDF. Keep the records of your notes forever.
  • 【Package Contents】:It supports Android 5.0 or above and iOS 9.0 or above. Package includes NEWYES smart pen *1, NEWYES notebook( NEWYES smart pen only works with this notebook)*1, Refill *3(replaceable), USB charger*1, Quick start guide*1.

Livescribe APX-00E39 Aegir Smartpen, Black Dolphin Professional Edition Bundle - Includes A5 Sized Executive Lined Journal, Additional Ink Refill and ADNA Stickers

Livescribe APX-00E39 Aegir Smartpen, Black Dolphin Professional Edition Bundle - Includes A5 Sized Executive Lined Journal, Additional Ink Refill and ADNA Stickers
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Capture everything you hear, write, and draw - be confident that you'll never miss a word. Write on Livescribe paper and Watch your handwritten notes be instantly captured and effortlessly digitized.
  • Record audio with Livescribe+ App - capture Audio using the Livescribe+ App while writing to add voice to your notes. Tap anywhere on your notes to play back audio from that exact moment in time, as many times as you need to hear it.
  • Take your notes with you everywhere – access notes from your mobile (iOS/ Android device) or desktop (Windows/ macOS) devices, share as text, PDF, image, or word Doc, or automatically sync them with the cloud (Dropbox/Google Drive/MS OneNote/Evernote).
  • Handwriting made searchable - use the Livescribe+ App to search your handwritten notes and find what you need, when you need it. Use tags to keep your handwritten notes organized.
  • Do more with pen and paper - convert your handwriting into text and make your handwritten notes more useful with the Livescribe+ App, which currently recognizes up to 26 languages. Share contents directly from paper with your friends and teams.

Livescribe Aegir Smartpen, Marlin Edition, Purple Color (APX-00033)

Livescribe Aegir Smartpen, Marlin Edition, Purple Color (APX-00033)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Digitize your handwritten notes effortlessly. At almost the same size and weight as a ball-point pen, digitally transforming your handwriting has never been easier, or more fashionable
  • Add voice to your notes. Record audio using the Livescribe+ app while you write to add voice to your notes. Playback when needed to recreate key moments
  • Write now, sync later. Capture every moment – The Aegir smartpen can store up to 1,200 pages of writing and sync later with your phone
  • Search for terms within your handwriting. Use the Livescribe+ app to search your handwritten notes and find what you need, when you need it. Custom tags keep your notes organized.
  • Seamlessly integrate the Aegir smartpen into your life. Share notes in the format that you want (Text/PDF/image/MS Word) to the cloud service that you use (Dropbox/Google Drive/MS OneNote/Evernote). Digitize across boundaries. The Aegir smartpen can recognize 22 languages in your handwriting and digitally transcribe in real-time

Livescribe Aegir Smartpen, Dolphin Edition, Teal Color (APX-00032)

Livescribe Aegir Smartpen, Dolphin Edition, Teal Color (APX-00032)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Digitize your handwritten notes effortlessly. At almost the same size and weight as a ball-point pen, digitally transforming your handwriting has never been easier, or more fashionable
  • Add voice to your notes. Record audio using the Livescribe+ app while you write to add voice to your notes. Playback when needed to recreate key moments
  • Write now, sync later. Capture every moment – The Aegir smartpen can store up to 1,200 pages of writing and sync later with your phone
  • Search for terms within your handwriting. Use the Livescribe+ app to search your handwritten notes and find what you need, when you need it. Custom tags keep your notes organized.
  • Seamlessly integrate the Aegir smartpen into your life. Share notes in the format that you want (Text/PDF/image/MS Word) to the cloud service that you use (Dropbox/Google Drive/MS OneNote/Evernote). Digitize across boundaries. The Aegir smartpen can recognize 22 languages in your handwriting and digitally transcribe in real-time

Livescribe 3 Smartpen for Android & iOS Tablets and Smartphones

Livescribe 3 Smartpen for Android & iOS Tablets and Smartphones
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Livescribe smartpens only work with Livescribe dot paper.
  • Connects to your iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth Smart (Low Energy) to sync everything you write or draw to the free Livescribe+ app
  • Uses your smartphone or tablet's microphone to record audio that's synchronized to everything you write on paper
  • Once your notes are in the Livescribe+ mobile app, you can organize, tag, play back audio and send/share notes to any of the devices you use
  • Search your handwritten notes and convert what you write into digital text with amazing accuracy.
  • Built-in memory on the smartpen captures and stores your notes, allowing you to sync to up to 4 iOS and Android devices

Livescribe 3 smartpen Black Edition (APX-00020)

Livescribe 3 smartpen Black Edition (APX-00020)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Connects to your iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth Smart (Low Energy) to sync everything you write or draw to the free Live scribe+ app
  • The quickest, simplest way to bring valuable information from paper onto your tablet and smartphone, where it becomes more useful
  • Uses your smartphone or tablet's microphone to record audio that's synchronized to everything you write on paper and camera is high speed infrared camera
  • Once your notes are in the Live scribe+ mobile app, you can organize, tag, play back audio and send/share notes to any of the devices you use
  • Search your handwritten notes and convert what you write into digital text with amazing accuracy.2 hours of full charge will let you keep writing with Livescribe 3 for 14 hours
  • Built-in memory on the smartpen captures and stores your notes, allowing you to sync to up to 4 iOS and Android devices

Livescribe Deluxe Carrying Case

Livescribe Deluxe Carrying Case
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Zippered protective case
  • Secure and durable elastic band holds smartpen in place
  • Convenient pocket for holding cards
  • Mesh side pocket for your favorite pair of earbuds
  • Works with Echo or Pulse smartpens

Livescribe 2 GB Pulse Smartpen

Livescribe 2 GB Pulse Smartpen
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Captures over 200 hours of recorded audio or 32,000 pages of notes. (Actual available recording time varies by audio quality setting)
  • Instantly play back your recorded audio by tapping on your notes to listen to the information you captured
  • Share your recordings and notes with anyone privately or publicly with 500MB of free online storage for your recorded audio or notes
  • USB connector to transfer notes and audio to your Mac or PC
  • Audio jack and 3-D Recording Headset for far-field recording

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