In 2005, a new company by the name of Livescribe was formed, and today we have neat little pen called the Pulse Smartpen a ballpoint pen with an embedded computer and digital audio recorder. How will this Smartpen revolutionize the way we take notes? Read on for more.
In times like these, where everyone is sprouting out with the latest gadgets and using electronic devices to replace those old and passe conventional equipments, Livescribe’s Pulse Smartpen enters the market at just the right time. Gone are the days where people uses pen and paper for taking notes. Pop into any lecture hall now, and you find people whipping out their digital camera and snapping pictures not of the professor, but what is on the screen; or find people crazily typing into their laptops to replicate word for word of the lecture.
Designed to combine the best of both worlds in terms of note-taking via written and spoken, the Pulse Smartpen are aimed at students as well as professionals that requires capturing of what is written and spoken simultaneously. With just a light tap on what you have written, you also hear what was being said. Simple? Yes it is.
But, you can’t do it on just any paper, it has to be their specially developed paper. The bright side is, you can even transfer them into your computer and convert into digital text.
Lets take a look at the specifications before we move on.
Sleek ergonomic design with anodized aluminum housing
Titanium color with silver band & black accents
96×18 OLED Display
High speed infrared camera (over 70 images/sec)
1GB NAND (over 100 hours recording time)*
2GB NAND (over 200 hours recording time)*
4GB NAND (over 400 hours recording time)*
* Actual available memory will be less. Recording time varies by audio quality setting.
300 mAH rechargeable lithium (non–removable)
|Audio – Record||
Smartpen embedded microphone – mono recording
3–D Recording Headset – binaural or stereo recording
|Audio – Playback||
Audio jack (2.5mm) for 3–D Recording Headset
USB mobile charging cradle
|Size & Weight||
Length: 155mm (6.1 in.)
Width: 14mm or 0.55 in. (bottom) to 16mm or 0.63 in. (top)
Weight: 36 Grams (1.3 oz.)
|Livescribe Desktop||Computer Desktop Software
Livescribe Paper-Based Computing Platform with Anoto Technology and Java Development Environment
Software Development Kit (SDK)
Interactive Dot Enabled Paper with Dot Positioning System (DPS)