Pros Fine ballpoint pen with audio features
Cons Pen was sold with a prior registration. Customer service abysmal and almost insulting
Summary PROBLEM PROBLEM PROBLEM. My spouse bought the pen for my daughter. Daughter then plugs pen into holder, holder via usb into MAC Book, she waits and gets a notification that the pen is registered to someone else. After multiple try s I enter the gam and slowly look for some reset process. There is none. After contacting customer service, we were told basically tough. The pen was apparently restocked after being returned. Target, company we bought it from, is not supposed to restock returns. Therefore we must way two business days before they can register the pen and then only if it has not be reported stolen. No, we cannot speak with a supervisor and no the manager will not take our call or leave us an email to contact him. And no, there is nothing to do but, wait or return it to Target for a replacement. Also you can still use it as a ball point ( no joke she actually said that) HA HA. And by the way there is no policy to reset the pen when this type of problem occurs. Again, too bad customer, we got your money. This is the worst customer service I have seen from an IT company in years if not ever.
Pros Very light and intuitive to use. With it's upload feature and ability to record the audio of your surroundings it makes a perfect mate for any note, lecture, or meeting.
Cons Options of paper to be use is very limited. Actually there is only one way to get the paper,.....buy it from LiveScribe. There have been roomers that you will be able to print paper yourself that uses the dot matrix on it.
Summary This is one of those products that has finally matured to the point that it actually is a viable resource. It is fairly easy to get used to and the directions on how to use the pen are fairly fast to zip through. Great way to make a personal digital copy of all your notes for easy storage and back up. Students will find this pen a great way to catch all the fast talk of many long winded professors. As you write it creates a digital time line and correlates it to where you were when you were writing. The ability to share this data with other class mates will make you the class hero. This is also a great resource for business professionals and health care workers. Although it is a bit pricey, it more than makes up for it in functionality. In addition to all the included features that the pen comes with in the box, they company has made the ability for third party vendors to produce new coding to continually improve the functionality. Join the wave of technology and embrace a new way to study, work and even play. You won't be disappointed.
Pros Performs very well, surprisingly light and comfortable to use, intuitive and useful right out of the box, desktop software performs well, great storage capacity (2 gig version)
Cons Hard to criticize it performs as advertised, perhaps smaller hands might find the size a bit large, would like the software to enable conversion to text files for long term storage, wish it had a way to create forms for my specialized field.
Summary What can I say, I think this gadget deserves a promotion to ?tool? status. This tool makes my life much easier. If you are in a profession that requires note taking the Pulse Smartpen is your salvation. I imagine students would love this pen, wish I had it during my collegiate career. It would have made class note taking so easy.
This is a quantum leap ahead of the micro recorder. The fact that it syncs notes and audio is awesome. Attorneys will love it, Medical Professionals, Financial Advisors, Corporate Executives or anyone who deals with client verbal interactions or meetings will wonder how they ever did without it. This pen shaves hours off my workweek.
Buy it you won?t regret it.
Pros -Able to search even my chicken scratch
-Variety of notebooks available
-With proper version of desktop software you can print your own paper, no need to purchase from LiveScribe.
Cons The pen could be a little smaller. It's kinda fat.
Summary The quality of the capture on this device is incredible. It captures perfect images of my handwriting and the ability to record the conversation at the time is amazing too. I used to use a device that would record notes to my Palm Pilot...this is 10000x better.
Windows Tablet PCs can not properly identify my chicken scratch. When this records notes, I can search, and it finds what I need in my notes. This device is AMAZING!!!!
Pros -Easy to playback audio just by tapping
-Able to search words on the computer
-Easy to share with friends
-quick calculation comes in handy for my engineering classes
-don't have to worry about typing every single word now
Cons -just needs to be able to convert too text files, but it is still worth buying right now
Summary This product rocks because I dont have to lug my laptop to class everyday. All I need to do is make sure I have my pen and paper and I am good. One thing that this smartpen has that I have never seen before is a microphone inside the earbuds to record audio the way your ear listens to audio. This makes recording quality excellent when I am sitting at the back of the class. The note sharing capability comes in handy and playing back notes is so easy. Instead of having to find certain spots by using a tape recorder, you just tap to the time you wrote the note and you are good. Right now, if you buy this product at www.livescribe.com/store you can get 5% off by using: SCRIBE5A20