"Great for simple use, not so for more complex needs"3.5 starson by dcjenkins
Pros: I found the pen and paper features to be very easy to put in to practice as soon as I got it, including the MyScript handwriting to typed text program. I started with the Pulse and moved to the Echo as upgrade.
Cons: #1: Dot matrix paper printing is only possible on certain printers. #2: Could not create my own forms. #3: Paper tablet app is not easy to use and the edit and write-on ability is VERY hard for me to figure out.
Summary: I had HIGH HOPES for this gadget but it has yet to be a functional as I need. As a speech consultant I use the pen to record my clients and take notes while we speak. However, I wanted to be able to take progress notes within specific forms and that is not possible. I tried to convert some of my forms onto the dot matrix paper so that I could fill them out but I could not print the dot matrix paper on my printers.
The original Pulse pen is heavy in the hand and rolls off the table way too often so I bought the Echo which is definitely an improvement on that.
With the Echo you can use an app that makes your paper into a reflection of your computer screen so that you can maneuver around the screen, paper tablet. However, it is also supposed to be usable as a mark-up device (helpful as an adjunct prof.) but your have to have Windows 7 and "ink" capability in Word. I have yet to figure that out.
It has much more POTENTIAL so far, rather than practical application in my work. It is an extra expensive pen and toy so far but I wish it could be more. I would recommend it for simple use but if you need to use more complex taks it may not be for the non-techies like myself.