Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

A$199.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 21 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Turn your words into action

    With the Livescribe 3 smartpen and the Livescribe+ mobile app, simply write on paper and watch it instantly appear on your tablet or smartphone where it becomes infinitely more useful.

    Livescribe 3 smartpen

    Classic elegance meets new school technology. The Livescribe 3 smartpen delivers a smooth, elegant writing experience while the integrated IR camera captures everything that you write or draw on paper. Using Bluetooth® Smart technology, the Livescribe 3 sends all your content to the Livescribe+ app on your compatible iOS device.

    Pencasts make sure you’ll never miss a word

    Using the built-in mic on your phone or tablet, easily add recorded audio that's synced with your handwriting so you can relive important moments. In the app or directly from paper, just tap on any word to hear what was recorded at the very moment you wrote that word.

    Livescribe+ app for iOS

    Your notes become infinitely more useful when they are tagged, organized, searchable, or even converted to text. A variety of views, useful tools and plenty of options for sharing your notes and ideas will become infinitely more useful with just a few quick taps of your finger.

  • Highlights

    • Stylish, premium ballpoint smartpen captures everything you write and draw on paper
    • Twist ring turns the smartpen on and off while extracting and retracting ink
    • Real-time syncing of what you write or draw to the Livescribe+ app for iOS 7 (or later)
    • Through Livescribe+, tag, organize, search and even convert your handwriting to text for easy sharing and collaboration
    • View content in original page form or work with smaller, actionable ‘snippets’ of information
    • Supplement your handwritten notes, diagrams, and sketches with photos or images
    • Act on your notes more quickly
    • Requires Livescribe dot paper
    • Charges through MicroUSB port (cable included)
  • Did you notice?

    Livescribe 3 smartpen uses the built-in microphone from your smartphone or tablet to record audio synchronized to everything you put on paper.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Merging everything that you write or draw on paper with all the other information that you rely on your mobile device for.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Livescribe 3 smartpen (Black & Chrome)
    • Starter Dot Paper Notebook (50 sheets)
    • Livescribe+ Companion App for iOS (download)
    • Livescribe 3 smartpen Basics Guide
    • MicroUSB cable
    • Carbon tungsten ballpoint ink cartridge
  • Tech Specs

    • Width: 0.59” / 14.9 mm
    • Weight: 1.2 oz. / 34 g
    • Length: 6.38” / 162.0 mm
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • iOS7 (or newer)
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: APX-00016
    • UPC or EAN No.: 816108010410

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Half-baked

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    When you take this pen into a meeting - at a minimum you want it to connect quickly, capture everything you write, and capture it When you take this pen into a meeting - at a minimum you want it to connect quickly, capture everything you write, and capture it with a fidelity that is usable at a later date.

    The bluetooth is flakey - you can't rely on it connecting. And sometimes reinstalling the app is the only way to repair the device.

    It drops out while you are using it - or takes time to start capturing and misses the beginning of what you are writing.

    Often the capture is so bad with added noise from 'strokes' recorded when the pen is in the air between letters words or lines that the result is unreadable and the character recognition worthless.

    Post-production - exporting, correcting, merging, tagging, organising - is also difficult and unreliable.

    The documentation is incomplete and poor - basic tasks like selecting multiple snippets not explained clearly.

    • Written by from South Yarra

    62 of 67 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Half-baked
  • Great Pen pity about the support

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product, works well. However Apple does not sell replacement ink cartridges or replacemnt notepads. Lifescribe does not Excellent product, works well. However Apple does not sell replacement ink cartridges or replacemnt notepads. Lifescribe does not ship the replacement parts to Austraila.So I have to return the product to Apple. Without these two items the pen is a expensive paperweight.

    • Written by from Sydney

    54 of 72 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Pen pity about the support
  • Livescribe got it right this time !!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I do a lot of business meetings and travelling. I use this Livescribe 3 Pro Smart pen for my business meetings. The pen looks goo I do a lot of business meetings and travelling. I use this Livescribe 3 Pro Smart pen for my business meetings. The pen looks good and is not at all heavy like the previous one. So you can write longer. The pen also has a decent battery life. I have used it continuously for a 4 hour meeting without a problem.
    The recording feature allows me to revisit my notes in 2 formats. I can now revise and carry on where we left off in the previous meeting by just putting on my headphones and going through my previous notes when in flight. So I am the first one to accurately summarise the previous discussion. This makes my meetings effective.

    I just wish the pen could have more types of inks (Colors and textures e.g. like what a pilot pen would write).But I am sure they will come up with something. :)

    • Written by from Swindon

    38 of 41 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Livescribe got it right this time !!
  • Not market ready

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have tried hard to like this device, however it is very much a product in development in my opinion.

    1. The promoted feature I have tried hard to like this device, however it is very much a product in development in my opinion.

    1. The promoted feature ( Refer Page 6 of the Livescribe+User Guide) in not correct:

    "Your Livescribe 3 smartpen captures your notes even when you are not connected to your device. When the LED IS SOLID GREEN, YOUR SMART PEN CAPTURES YOUR NOTES AND TRANSFERS THEM TO YOUR DEVICE THE NEXT TIME YOUR SMART PEN AND DEVICE ARE CONNECTED". The support team has confirmed problems with this feature.

    2.The Livescribe + interface is very basic and freezes quite often.

    3. Sync to cloud storage unreliable.

    Not worth the money or the trouble in my opinion.

    • Written by from Applecross
    Was this useful? Not market ready
  • DO NOT BUY. VERY DISAPPOINTING.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The product is way overrated, overpriced, and the company service is not very helpful. The product is faulty - the bluetooth does The product is way overrated, overpriced, and the company service is not very helpful. The product is faulty - the bluetooth does not connect well and I can revise my notes from my computer. The notes that have gone through the sync was distorted and it does not end up what I hoped it would be. Apparently I realised you cannot write fast with that pen, so why bother to buy it when you can record it from your phone (Evernote) instead. I tired to talk to the Livescribe customer service but they did not seem to take the problem into account. That having to speak if iPhone 6 and the latest mac book pro is not compatible to the product then what is?

    • Written by from Belfast

    5 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? DO NOT BUY. VERY DISAPPOINTING.
  • Great Product

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had mine now for 6 months or more. It works seamlessly with the Evernote app. I can even turn my scribble into text which i I have had mine now for 6 months or more. It works seamlessly with the Evernote app. I can even turn my scribble into text which is a bonus for me. I use it mainly because of memory issue I have from a brain injury. All the replacement ink cartridges, journals and pads are available here from local Office suppliers. so I have no issues.

    • Written by from MANSFIELD
    Was this useful? Great Product

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