Livescribe Smartpen - 4GB reviews

14 customer reviews

This gadget is a good all rounder.

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7.4 out of 10 based on 14 reviews.
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David, Dover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
User friendly and practical
Bad points:
Cumbersome on initial use
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Apr 2012

Kirsten,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
You can actually use the pen straight away to record your writings, so you don't have to wait until you've installed the software to get started.

Once you do have the sofware installed, its easy to use. Uploading is simple - you just plug the pen into your pc and it starts automatically.

I haven't tried sending notes to Evernote or other places yet, but I can see that would be useful.

I have used the myscript add-on software to convert script to 'typed' notes. That is going to save me masses of time. The software is cheap as chips and well worth adding to your package.

Overall I can see that this is going to be a very useful tool - smaller than a tablet and it really suits me - I do a lot of writing and drawing pictures when I'm with clients so it works well for me.
Bad points:
You have to remember to turn it on before you write!

It's a big fat pen, and at the start can be uncomfortable to use.

There is nowhere to keep the cap safe - perhaps a special pocket in the portfolio would help?

When you write and record conversation at the same time, you obviously capture the sound of you writing. Not too bad, but a bit disconcerting.

This might be a good point in disguise - I have had to learn to write more neatly, so that the MyScript software can read my writing!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Aug 2012

Helen, Exmouth

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Sep 2012

Octael, Colchester, Essex

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Features
Bad points:
1. Difficult to exchange ink color during the use of pen.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Oct 2012

Bruce, Bristol Like the techy stuff

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Versatile, long battery life, good parallel recording of sound and writing. Detects which booklet and page you're on - unlike 'tablet' devices where you have to enter the correct page or you overwrite what you've previously written. Very impressive on that score.
Bad points:
Not really bad, just slight downsides
- you can hear the pen writing while recording sound - the separate headphones get round that problem
- if you want to convert the writing to text you need to buy the separate 'Mywrite' App. However, the AP included with the pen is able to search for handwritten text - go figure!!
- you have to remember to turn it on before you start writing!!
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jul 2012

Deborah, portsmouth

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Cant find any, too big to hold for long
Bad points:
Too big to hold for a long time
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 1.0
Features 5.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 4.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2011

Simon, Chorleywood I'm no technophobe

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Clever
Bad points:
Very difficult to link up with laptop and understand full benefits. You need to spend quite a lot of time understanding how it's better than a normal pen and recorder.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 3.0
Features 6.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Dec 2011

This Livescribe Smartpen - 4GB is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Also known as: Livescribe Pulse Smartpen 4GB, Livescribe Echo Smartpen 4GB, Wifi Smartpen 4GB

 
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