I was sent the Livescribe 8GB Echo smartpen. It comes with the Echo Smartpen, livescribe desktop software, starter dot paper notebook, micro usb cable, 2 ink cartridges and 2 pen lids.
Livescribe echo smartpen allows you to record audio and link the audio to writing on your notepad, save your hand written notes onto your computer and send your audio and written notes as a pencast, pdf or audio file. You can also download additional apps to give you even more functionality.
I had a bit of trouble getting started as I needed to download the software onto my desktop and my wifi is painfully slow at home but once I had that I was away.
I really wish I had received this Livescribe pen prior to my trip to Florida as that way I would have been easy to record the interviews I had with the cast of Dolphin Tale 2 and not have to spend so long writing notes. It will definitely be coming with me for any future interviews.
I mean imagine being able to write the name of the person you are interviewing and record the whole thing attached to their name. It sounds too good to be true so have a look at this.
If you are looking for that perfect gift for the gadget lover who has everything or for the student at University then you can’t go wrong with the Livescribe pen. After all who needs to stay awake in lecturers when you can record them and listen to them later!