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Changes to the Livescribe smartpen Range

I’ve been advised by Livescribe that effective immediately the product range of smartpens will be reduced to two core SKU’s – the 2GB Echo smartpen, and the Livescribe 3 Black Edition. Both these smartpens are priced at AUD 249. The premium SKU’s that existed in the Echo and LS3 range – namely the 8GB Echo, LS3 Pro, and LS3 Moleskine are officially retired with little or no stock available (Officeworks may have some units on hand but possibly only via online). No further changes are expected to the product range for the foreseeable future. Both the 2GB Echo and LS3

Collaboration and Digital Pen Technology

Following on from our March post about the Quilla Connected eWriter, I’m pleased to advise that a new pen-based collaboration solution will be entering the AU/NZ market. The Hoylu Huddlewall is a large area (think wall-sized) collaboration platform that uses a variety of input methods – including digital pens. As more and more corporations and higher learning institutions focus on collaborative learning and problem solving – the Huddlewall offers new ways to create, capture, and share ideas. This YouTube clip gives you a quick introduction to the collaboration possibilities of the Hoylu suite. I expect the solution will be available

Livescribe 3 vs Neo smartpen N2

I’m asked often about the differences between the Livescribe 3 smartpen and NeoLABS N2 smartpen so this blog post is a summary of what I think of both models. This is my personal opinion… Note that I’m not including the Echo smartpen in this comparison as I consider it to be unique with no natural competitor. 1. Size of pen A lot has been made of the slimmer size of the N2 vs Livescribe 3 – certainly I find the N2 easy to hold and like the anodised alloy finish (ala the first Pulse smartpen) but having used both for

The Humble Flipchart Goes Digital

A staple of every office, boardroom, or training room is the humble flipchart – the large format paper and marker that gives you the ability to go large in working through ideas, mind maps, the action list, etc. But the attraction of the flip chart – large format paper & marker – is also its Achilles heal. Someone needs to physically take the paper, or take a photo, or transcribe what has been created. What if the flipchart was digital? What if those grand ideas, insights, updates, and actions were digital, in the cloud, and always available? Want to bring

Livescribe 2GB Echo Bundles

So, given the Echo range has been consolidated to just the one SKU – the 2GB Echo, our two value bundles – the smart writing sets for the Echo range are now clearly the best value for money anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. What is Included In the Echo Value Bundles Irrespective of which option you choose, each bundle includes: Livescribe 2GB Echo smartpen MyScript for Livescribe There are two options – based on whether you want to use A5 or A4 paper. 2GB Echo A5 Smart Writing Set This value bundle is for those smartpen users who prefer

Livescribe smartpen Test Drive Launched

Starting today I’m pleased to announce that we have launched a Livescribe smartpen test drive/try before you buy service for our (potential) customers in Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of the test drive is to give you the opportunity to try the pen, experience the features, size, and benefits that come from this product before you commit to a purchase. How the Test Drive Works The test drive service is really simple – and it’s obligation free. In summary: You can trial either the Livescribe 2GB Echo smartpen, or the Livescribe 3 smartpen for a period of 30 days

How To Choose The Right Smartpen

If you’re not sure about which model Livescribe smartpen is right for you, this blog post will help. Remember: Livescribe DOES NOT release models that necessarily replace earlier models or are better than existing models unless specifically noted at launch. The easiest way to determine which Livescribe model is right for you is to think about how you want to use the smartpen. These are the typical questions I will ask you if you need advice on which model best suits your needs: If you write a lot and need to convert hand written notes into an editable format –

Anoto Live smartpen in Action

With Livescribe now part of the Anoto family of products, we access a larger, more diverse range of digital pens. One of these digital pens is the Anoto Live Digital Pen. The Anoto Live digital pen Similar in size to Livescribe 3, the Anoto Live Pen 2 is designed to capture forms based data. If you’re currently using paper forms to collect or manage information then this digital pen is an excellent option – capable of digitising hand written information and rapidly sending this data. This video shows Anoto LP2 in action Contact me if you’d like more information. Tagged:

How to access the audio file from a Livescribe 3 smartpen recording

As many of you know, the Livescribe 3 smartpen uses your companion tablet or smartphone to record audio (unlike the Echo smartpen where the recording is on-board the pen). Because of this, how the audio file is managed differs from the Echo range, which means if you want to export and/or share the native audio file you need to follow a number of explicit steps to do so. Please note: By default, you can replay the audio using the pencast tab in Livescribe+. IF you want to export the audio file only, you need to follow these steps (and please

Do New Livescribe Models Mean Better Technology?

A key question I’m asked by customers all the time is – “I want the latest and greatest version of the Livescribe pen…” In the general consumer electronics space (CE) this is often the right question to ask – vendors typically release new models that are either incrementally better or step change better.We see this regularly with phones and tablets. With Livescribe though, that is not the case – so let me explain what I mean… What Smartpens Are Current Models? The Livescribe smartpen range consists of two core models: Echo smartpen – comprising 2GB and 8GB Pro Edition options