Livescribe’s Pulse™ smartpen revolutionizes the simple act of writing, giving users all the portability, flexibility and ease-of-use of a pen with the functionality and power of a computer. Using an application called Paper Replay™ Pulse records and syncs audio with whatever you write. Users can then tap directly on words or drawings with Pulse to replay what was recorded from the moment they were writing.
Users can also pause, fast forward, rewind, slow down or speed up recordings using a printed toolbar within the notebook. The smartpen comes with a 3D recording headset especially designed for far-field recording - each earbud has an embedded microphone for recording in a large room or a noisy environment. With the Livescribe Desktop software, users can transfer notes to the PC to backup, replay, search for words within their notes, and share them online. Notes and drawings can also be shared with friends and colleagues as interactive Flash movies (or pencasts) online. Pulse also works with pre-printed materials on Livescribe dot paper, such as calculators and other utilities that enhance productivity. The smartpen responds to pre-printed and handwritten commands, providing immediate visual and audio feedback. The Paper Replay Notebook costs around the same price as a regular notebook and users can print their own dot paper for free on their personal printers. Handwritten files can be exported in PDF and other picture formats, while audio files can be exported in MP4 or WAV file format for sharing.
The 4GB Smartpen captures over 400 hours of recorded audio and up to 20000 pages of digital notes and comes with a smartpen case, 3-D recording headset, 3 black fine point ink cartridges and 1 stylus cartridge, a USB mobile charging cradle, Livescribe Desktop software for pen and application management and a Livescribe account with 250MB of online storage. An optional feature that enhances the functionality of the 2GB Smartpen is MyScript for Livescribe, handwriting recognition and conversion software that can be downloaded directly from internet.
Ideal for use in lecture halls, conference rooms and boardrooms, the Pulse Smartpen is a “must have” for all students, lawyers, advocates, journalists, court stenographers, executives and personal assistants – in fact, anyone who needs to accurately record minutes, lessons and conversations.
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