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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

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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

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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

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One of the great new features of the Livescribe 3 smartpen is the real conversion of hand written notes into text – text which you can then do more with. On Saturday, one of our Facebook fans asked a question yesterday in relation to this – Can this do OCR on large writing (say using font over 2 lines instead of 1), for those folk with vision issues? So I set out to test this today to see how the OCR handles writing across multiple lines. Page View In this first screen capture you can see my writing on the

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Livescribe has advised that a firmware update has been released for the WiFi range of smartpens. You may update your smartpen firmware to the latest version by: Using Livescribe Helper to update Over the air – tap the Software Update control in your notebook cover There are two separate updates that will be applied to your smartpen Version 3.3.3 – June 19, 2013 Version 3.3.2 – June 19, 2013 Tagged: firmware update, livescribe, livescribe software update, sky smartpen, smartpen, wifi smartpen

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