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Livescribe 3 Smartpen

Livescribe 3 Smartpen
alaScore 95

318 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 318 reviews of Livescribe 3 Smartpen. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Livescribe 3 Smartpen is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Livescribe 3 Smartpen

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Livescribe 3 Smartpen from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The size also gets good feedback. The reliability and durability get critical views.

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price, durability, reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Livescribe 3 Smartpen for iOS 7, iOS 8 iPhone and iPadLivescribe 3 Smartpen Pro Edition for iOS 7, iOS 8 iPhone and iPad

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Livescribe 3 Smartpen

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Livescribe 3 Smartpen from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the durability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Melissa Perenson (laptopmag.com)

Livescribe 3 Smartpen Review

 

Featuring a new design and tight iOS integration, the Livescribe 3 SmartPen makes it easy for iPhone and iPad owners to digitize their notes.

Curved, comfortably thick design; Tightly integrated with iOS app; Easy way to add accurate handwriting capture to iOS

Requires iOS device to record audio; Needs to be recharged daily; Software doesn't logically break content into editable text blocks

Featuring a new design and tight iOS integration, the Livescribe 3 SmartPen makes it easy for iPhone and iPad owners to digitize their notes.

Dec, 2013
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Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

 

The Livescribe 3 brings digitized note-taking to your iPhone or iPad, while preserving the company's useful synchronized audio recordings, but it's not as easy to use or as reliable as prior iterations.

Synchronizes written notes with audio recordings. Archives digital copies of your written notes. Much clearer pencasts (without pen-scratching sounds) than in prior iterations. Plenty of note-editing and sharing options

Requires a companion iOS device to work. Lacks Android support. Buggy audio recording synchronization. Requires special notebook paper

The Livescribe 3 Smartpen ($149.95 direct) is a curious left turn for the company, which until now has specialized in making "smart pens" that record your writing and synchronize it with your audio recordings. The Livescribe 3 works with an iPhone or...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Livescribe 3 Smartpen for Android

 

Automatically save handwritten notes, diagrams, and scribbles to your Android phone or tablet

Good overall performance for capturing handwritten tasks ; Comfortable to hold despite being thick

Ongoing costs for paper ; The app didn't let us share an entire writing pad in one go

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Livescribe 3 Smartpen review

 

Is the smartpen mightier than the keyboard?

Converts handwriting accurately ; Syncs quickly ; Clean, intuitive app ; Easy note sharing

Chunky Pen ; iOS only (for now)

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Nermin Bajric (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Livescribe 3 smartpen (preview)

 

The Livescribe 3 smartpen employs an app-centric model that relies on an iOS-based device for recording and playback

New design ; 14 hour battery life

iOS only at launch ; Requires smartphone or tablet to record

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Nermin Bajric (goodgearguide.com.au)

Livescribe 3 smartpen (preview)

 

The Livescribe 3 smartpen employs an app-centric model that relies on an iOS-based device for recording and playback

New design ; 14 hour battery life

iOS only at launch ; Requires smartphone or tablet to record

Livescribe’s fourth generation smart pen, the Livescribe 3, is a revolutionary step for the vendor. Unlike its predecessors, it does not have an built-in microphone, speaker, or storage, but employs an app-centric model that relies on an iOS-based...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Livescribe 3 review

 

Great for turning handwritten notes into text without the need for a PC, but it's only available for iOS

As Livescribe 3 is only available for iOS devices, owners of non-Apple phones and tablets will be better off with a different Livescribe product. Even so, the combination of the Livescribe 3 and the Livescribe+ app is one of the most practical...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.co.nz)

Livescribe 3 Smartpen for Android

 

Livescribe's smartpen has been around for a while, and it has proven to be quite a useful tool, especially for professionals who still like to take down handwritten notes. It was originally released for Apple devices, but the Livescribe 3 smartpen has...

Good overall performance for capturing handwritten tasks ; Comfortable to hold despite being thick

Ongoing costs for paper ; The app didn't let us share an entire writing pad in one go

However, if you have a laser printer, you can print your own dot paper and make your own books. Livescribe's Web site has the details for printing your own dot paper.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Anthony Ball (digitalspy.co.uk)

Livescribe 3 Smart Pen hands-on: Turning words into action

 

With everything else going electronic lately, it should come as little surprise that we'd eventually end up with a digital pen and paper.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Lee Bell (theinquirer.net)

Livescribe 3 Smartpen review

 

The pen that turns your scribbles into editable text

Never miss a note, reliable, turns handwriting to text very accurately, app and pen work almost flawlessly, natural feel

No support for Android, some features like Pencast might take a bit of getting used to

All of the Livescribe's features will take a few attempts to get used to before you'll feel confident using them in real life situations, but once this is achieved you'll wonder how you ever did without it, if you're an iOS 7 user, that is.

Dec, 2013
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Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-in Storage Capability: No
Charging Unit Included:USB Charging Unit
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Function: No
Scrolling Type:Not Applicable
Scrolling Wheel: No
USB:Micro USB
USB Hub: No

General Features

Battery-free Mouse: No
Gaming Product: No
Graphic Tablet with Mouse:Not Applicable
Graphic Tablet with Pen:Not Applicable
Input Registration:Not Applicable
Notebook Mouse: Yes
Platform:Media Tablet / Mobile Phone
Type:Digital Pen
Type of Connection:Bluetooth
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