Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

NZ$ 239.95

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 10 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 (2.5 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

    43 of 47 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

    36 of 47 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Pen pity about the support
  • Fantastic!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought one of these for my classroom and absolutely love it! I use an AppleTV device to mirror my iPad onto the electronic whit I bought one of these for my classroom and absolutely love it! I use an AppleTV device to mirror my iPad onto the electronic whiteboard then open the app and proceed to use the pen at the back of the class to show my students what I would like them to do via the notebook. The pen to iPad link is very quick (I use an iPad 4) and I love that I can see exactly what my students are doing without having my back to them.

    • Written by from s aust

    20 of 21 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic!
  • Wish I could take it back - complete waste of money

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been looking for a product like this for a while now and decided to buy one at the Apple Store in the USA because it was cheaper t Been looking for a product like this for a while now and decided to buy one at the Apple Store in the USA because it was cheaper there (I'm based in the UK). I'm very dissapointed with what I found in the box and the biggest drawbacks on this product are that

    a) You can't export your notes to a desktop app (the one they have doesn't work with this product) so the only device I can use to edit and convert my notes is my iPhone which is a useless configuration
    b) When you do try to use your iPhone - you' discover that there is no way to convert entire pages you have to do it sentence by sentence which is totally impractical

    So basically it not a very smart smart pen and I wish I never bought it

    • Written by from Newbury
    Was this useful? Wish I could take it back - complete waste of money
  • Gimmicky product - fun to "demo", useless for actual notetaking

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The only way to get notes off is via the iOS app - which is clunky, buggy, and frequently disconnects from the pen. It's also full The only way to get notes off is via the iOS app - which is clunky, buggy, and frequently disconnects from the pen. It's also full of weird UI quirks - for example, to convert handwriting, you need to individually swipe every line. It's fun for small snippets of text, but basically doesn't scale when you have say 10+ pages filled in your notebook. There is also no Evernote compatibility, or any desktop compatibility (despite the fact they sell a bundle with 1-year of Evernote subscription).

    • Written by from Kensington

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Gimmicky product - fun to "demo", useless for actual notetaking
  • Handy but!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like this product. I use it everyday from notes taken to Journal. The ink quality bad though. Over the pen is good and I recomme I like this product. I use it everyday from notes taken to Journal. The ink quality bad though. Over the pen is good and I recommended

    • Written by from Cloverdale

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Handy but!

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