Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen APA-00009 Customizing for Your Student

Customizing a Livescribe 2 GB Efigs Echo smartpen For Your Student

The  2 GB Echo Efigs smartpen APX-00008 from Livescribe records everything you hear, say and write, and links your audio recordings to your notes, so you can find what you need. Packed with many features for capturing every word of a lecture, minutes and conversations, this Echo smartpen product allows recording your audio, notes and drawings while preserving the relationship between audio and notes taken at the time of recording.  The integrated notes or pencasts, can be stored on the pen or Desktop where they can be organized and searched, broadcast, shared or archived.

I own a Pulse smartpen; the feature set is rich, with the latest and greatest in digital pen technology.  The pen is great for parents, teachers, students but so is the Echo 2GB equivalent Livescribe 2 GB Echo Smartpen Starter Pack. Actually according to the Livescribe Customer and Product Support personnel, all the Echo smartpen products are “Starter Packs”. The Amazon Product Livescribe recommends is the Echo 2GB APX-00008.  Amazon seems to have multiple Echo 2 GB digital pens but the APX00008 is the digital pen recorder that is the same product as the Livescribe 2GB Efigs Echo Smartpen on the Livescribe website!

At the same time, Livescribe has enhanced the digital pen technology so the Livescribe digital voice recorder captures synchronized audio sounds recorded while you take notes or create drawings.  A voice recording can be replayed by tapping the pen to the dot paper at a special word (keyword), retrieving your audio or notes  by handwritten word or phrase. Tapping synchronizes the replay with the timing of the original notes.

What is a Livescribe Smartpen?

Both the Livescribe Echo 2 GB  and the Pulse 2 GB smartpens are Efigs voice recorders based on the Anoto Digital Pen Technology. For more information about the popular Anoto Digital Pen Technology, check out Digital SmartPen Technology

The Anoto digital pen technology has been used by digital pens for years to capture whatever a digital smartpen writes and draws on special dot paper.

Tapping synchronizes the replay with the timing of your original notes, so you can see exactly what you took down at a given point during the original lecture. The recorded audio visual clips are called pencasts.  They can be stored on the pen and transferred to your PC or Mac for storage, updating, searching, retrieval, review and exporting to friends.  The pencast works just like any computer file.

Conversion of Handwriting to Digital Text

If a pen user’s handwriting is sometimes illegible, with the optional MyScript for Livescribe Handwriting Conversion Software (about $30), your  handwritten and audio notes recorded with the 2 GB Echo can be converted to digital text, making the notes easier to organize, search and share.

Livescribe Desktop Support

Files on your computer can be organized in Custom notebooks on your personal Livescribe online web space. Your personal Livescribe space probably contains far more information than an armful of physical notebooks, and can be stored in much less space.  To be sure you have enough space for your virtual notebooks, Livescribe  gives you 500 MB of online storage.

Can you see why the potential for the new Livescribe 2GB Echo digital pen recorder is so great?

For a detailed columnar representation of the features and functionality of the Livescribe 2GB Pulse Model APA00003 versus the  2GB Echo Model APX00008, check out the link below, Should I Buy a Livescribe Pulse or Echo  HERE

In addition to the features described in the video, all the Pulse and Echo pens are voice recorders that can capture every word of a speech, lecture, conversation or tutoring session. The audio recordings are very clearly indexed to synchronize with your written notes, a groundbreaking feature allowing easy access to playback from any point in the recording and the ability to update the recording and maintain synchronization.  All Pulse and Echo smartpens share these amazing feature sets; to compare the differences in storage and audio outputs, check out my handy side-by-side comparison of the models below or on the following page.

For more details on this 2 GB Smartpen for Students, Click here: Livescribe 2GB Echo APX00008        

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