Redesigned with a sleeker look and more ergonomic feel, the Echo Smartpen features a new anti-roll body that's easier to control as well as a smaller rubberized grip that ensures the Echo won't slip out of your hands. It also comes with 2 caps to protect the Smartpen tip. The Echo has also been outfitted with a standard Micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack on the flattened top of the Smartpen, as well as an OLED screen on the side to make it easy to navigate and interact with applications.
New Echo features include:
Draw a short line.
Write the name of an application on top of it (e.g., "Blackjack").
Double-tap to select or wait a moment.
Tap around the written word (up, down, left, right) to navigate the menu as needed.
Protect your recorded paper replay sessions in the case of a lost Smartpen
Use a 4 digit number to protect the smartpen
Forget your password? Reset it through your registered copy of the Livescribe Desktop software
Give your smartpen a name when you set up Livescribe Desktop.
The same name is briefly shown when you turn on the smartpen.
Ideal for personalization and identification--particularly useful in office and classroom environments where multiple smartpens are in use.
4 GB of Memory
The Echo Smartpen offers 4 GB of memory to hold over 400 hours of audio or 64,000 pages of notes (actual recording time varies by audio quality setting). It works exclusively with Livescribe dot paper (starter set included), which activates all Smartpen applications.
Save, Organize, and Search
Using the Livescribe Desktop, you can upload, save and play back your notes and audio from your PC or Mac. Type in specific words or phrases in the search window, and the Livescribe Desktop will highlight every place you wrote them in your notes. Plus, you can organize your digital notes simply by dragging and dropping pages in to custom notebooks. *Note: custom notebook feature available for Mac users in September.
Send and Share
Its easy to share your notes or recordings publically or privately as a PDF, audio file, or a pencast. What?s a pencast? A pencast is an interactive flash movie of your handwritten notes and audio. You can publish pencasts online, share them privately via email, or post them directly on Facebook.
The possibilities for Livescribe applications are endless, with tools and games that enhance personal productivity, learning, communications, and entertainment. With free and paid downloadable apps, you can read and hear a translated phrase in Spanish, French, German, Japanese or even Korean; rapidly access fun facts on a variety of topics from past World Series winners to U.S. Presidents; get help studying geometry, organic chemistry, or Hebrew chanting; play more than a dozen games like Blackjack, Video Poker or Hangman; or listen to classical music pieces--right from the 'pentip' of their Pulse smartpen.
The Livescribe Desktop software allows you to digitally transfer your notes and recordings from your Echo smartpen to your PC or Mac. See your notes animate or play your recordings. Play your notes and recordings, organize them, and search for words within your handwritten notes to find what you need.
Upload your pencasts online with the Livescribe Community for everyone to see, hear, and play. Share your notes, drawings, and recordings online as Flash movies or PDF files.
Livescribe Dot Paper
Livescribe dot paper is regular paper printed with a unique pattern of tiny micro-dots. Livescribe's unique patented dot-positioning system enables the Echo smartpen to precisely track everything it writes on paper. A variety of dot paper products, including college-sized notebooks, journals, and note pads, and you can also print your own dot paper using certified laser-jet printers.
What's in the Box
The Echo smartpen with 4 GB of memory; Livescribe Desktop software for Mac or Windows (download); 500 MB of personal online storage; starter dot paper notebook; Micro USB Cable; interactive getting started guide; smartpen tips and tricks guide; 2 smartpen caps; 2 ink cartridges
The Echo smartpen works only with Livescribe Dot Paper.
Windows XP with SP3 or Windows Vista or Windows 7
Intel-based Mac with Mac OS X 10.5.5 or later, including 10.6
300 MB minimum free disk space
USB 2.0 port
Internet connection for software download