Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Livescribe Echo Pen.

In the world of computers, word processing is expected and is nothing new....but sometimes nothing beats the good ol' pen. Livescribe's Echo pen brings the two together and defines the future of note taking.
The Echo pen has many awesome features. With it you can take notes on a notepad at a lecture while recording the audio and when you study, then simply tap anywhere on your notepad and the pen will play the audio at the exact point of the lecture....pretty cool huh? Another is a language translation feature. All you have to do is write down the language you want to translate to (i.e 'Spanish) and the word (i.e. Dog). Then tap on the word spanish and the word dog and the pen speaks out the word in spanish (i.e. Perro). There is also games such as poker and a brilliant musical instrument feature where you draw the piano keys on the paper. Then tap on the keys you've drawn and the keys play just like a piano! Unfortunately you can only use this pen on a special notepad by Livescribe..
....watch video below - jump to 3:40 for a demo.
The Echo pen has double the capacity of the Pulse and is available in 4 GB and 8 GB models that record 400 and 800 hours of data respectively. The 4 GB version will cost $170 and the 8 GB version is priced at $200. The 2 GB Pulse pen will cost $130, down from $200 when it was first introduced. Livescribe has also added a 3.5 mm audio jack so consumers can use their own headphones, instead of having to buy specifically designed ones from LiveScribe.

With this pen, paper comes to life...!

via wired

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