Livescribe’s smartpens are not a new product in the world of technology accessories. The first model launched a few years ago but today the company is back with an update to one of its most popular pens. This new device, the Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition, has increased storage and features to match other more recent products from Livescribe. Head below for all the details and pricing.
This new pen has 8GB of storage that can hold up to 800 hours of pencasts and some 100,000 pages of notes. Livescribe users can record voice memos as well as notes taken on special dotted paper that is included with the purchase. Echo Desktop software, a 100 page notebook, 3D recording headset, two ink cartridges, two caps and a charging cable also ship with the pen. MyScript for Livescribe software is included as well, which allows for handwriting to be converted into digital text.
Unfortunately, this model will not be able to wirelessly transfer notes via Bluetooth to iOS and Android devices like the Livescribe 3 or the Neo smartpen. The increased storage over these alternatives may outweigh the convenience of saving your data without the need for a USB cable. Livescribe’s 8GB Echo Pro smartpen is available for $200 direct from the manufacturer.
Livescribe Rolls Out New Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition Model
OAKLAND, Calif. – July 28, 2015 – Livescribe Inc. (www.livescribe.com), the leading manufacturer of smartpens, today announced that it is now rolling out a new Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition in time for the Back-to-School sales period. The Echo smartpen is an all-in-one device that digitizes notes written on paper and records audio synchronized to handwriting using the built-in microphone. Then, Echo transfers all your notes and audio to a computer via USB for storage, organization and sharing.
“The most successful of our first-generation products, Echo is the smartpen that Livescribe was built upon,” said Gilles Bouchard, CEO of Livescribe. “Our market-leading portfolio of smartpen products gives users various options to digitize, organize, and share notes in the way that makes the most sense for how they like to work. While many customers have found the mobile companion Livescribe 3 smartpen to fit their needs well, there are others who prefer an all-in-one solution like Echo that can sync with a desktop or laptop.”
The Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition costs $199.95 and includes a two-year warranty on the smartpen, and an additional year of warranty on the OLED screen and battery. The Pro Edition includes 8GB of built-in storage on the smartpen – enough space for up to 800 hours of pencasts or over one hundred thousand pages of notes. The package also comes with a free download of Echo Desktop, a 100-page notebook, smartpen portfolio, the 3-D Recording headset, two ink cartridges, two smartpen caps and a micro-USB cable. As a bonus, customers also receive MyScript for Livescribe, software, which allows customers to convert their handwriting into digital text.
The Echo smarpten works with the Echo Desktop software application to allow customers to manage their notes and pencasts. Echo Desktop was recently revamped to provide greater flexibility and convenience in organizing and sharing their content. Notes can be shared as digital text (after conversion using MyScript for Livescibe), PDF or images. Pencasts are exported as PDF’s that can be opened in a standard PDF reader and can be played back on any computer as well as on iOS and Android mobile devices. Echo Desktop is free to download and works with Windows 7 or newer and Mac OS X 10.8.5 or newer operating systems.
The Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition is available in the US at store.livescribe.comand at select college campus bookstores. It is available worldwide on Amazon.com.
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About Livescribe Livescribe brings notes, words and ideas to life. Livescribe smartpens make it easy to connect paper and pen to the digital world and fundamentally change the way people capture, access and share what they write, draw and hear. Livescribe’s family of smartpens includes the Echo smartpen, the Sky wifi smartpen and the Livescribe 3 smartpen.