Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

NZ$239.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 16 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

    53 of 58 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

    46 of 61 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

    25 of 27 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fantastic!
  • Less Isn't More

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Several features were dropped with the latest Smartpen. If you do not have either an iPhone 5 or a 2nd generation iPad or later, Several features were dropped with the latest Smartpen. If you do not have either an iPhone 5 or a 2nd generation iPad or later, you cannot transfer your written text to your computer. This is an essential feature and this should be addressed as soon as possible. In addition, this pen does not record meetings either, so you are limited to finding your notes in your notebook. Finally, there should be a way to transfer notes directly from the Smartpen via a USB cable. If I had been aware of this, I would not have purchased this product.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    3 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Less Isn't More
  • Great product… but!

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The Livescribe 3 is a marked improvement on my older Pulse. I use it mainly to record client notes and post them as PDFs to my cli The Livescribe 3 is a marked improvement on my older Pulse. I use it mainly to record client notes and post them as PDFs to my client folders. The whole process is significantly easier than the previous Interface which I never fully mastered. Also, being able to e-mail file notes to my client at the end of meetings in just a few steps directly from my iPhone saves me time and impresses the client.

    Bluetooth was initially a little problematic however it appears that the problem is resolved by ensuring you fully close and reopen the app at the start of each session.

    Extending the ink cartridge to start the pen is a great design improvement as it insures everything you write is recorded (unlike the pulse where I'd sometimes forget to turn it on). Unfortunately, there is a cheap plastic feel to the Pen and I seem to be forever loosing the USB end cap after charging.

    • Written by from The Gap

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product… but!
  • Works but not for me

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I have been looking for a solution for some time now that allows me to take notes in meetings, store those notes in a central repo I have been looking for a solution for some time now that allows me to take notes in meetings, store those notes in a central repository (in the cloud) and make them text searchable.

    The Livescribe 3 seemed the perfect answer but it turns out that it isn't and doesn't suit my way of working. I have now placed the Pen on ebay to get some of my money back.

    Of the 3 issues below, the first one is the main reason why I this pen was no good for me.

    1). My handwriting must be poor as I was not able to get it converted (accurately enough) to text. This was my major frustration with the pen. I may as well stick with doing what I have been doing, i.e. writing on a pad then scanning this into my PC.

    2). The Starter Notebook they give you is too small for me. I kept finding I was constrained by the lack of paper width. I can purchase wider paper but didn't as issue 1 was a showstopper anyway.

    3). I tried to print my own pads but this didn't work very well at all. We have a very good laser printer at work but this wasn't a good enough quality for the pen to know where it was writing.

    • Written by from Auckland

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works but not for me

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