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At about the size and form factor of any regular pen, Livescribe smartpens digitally capture everything you write on Livescribe notebooks and store them in its memory. When the smartpens are connected with a supported companion device (mobile/ tablet/ desktops), they securely transfer the data to the Livescribe Apps in the device.

In addition to digitizing handwritten notes, Livescribe smartpens also record audio and synchronize the recorded audio to what you write. Depending on the smartpen, audio recording and playback is either done on the pen itself or with the help of the Livescribe+ App on a companion mobile device.


What are the different smartpens that Livescribe has?

Livescribe currently has three models of smartpens in its line-up, Echo, the Aegir, and the all-new Symphony. All smartpens digitally capture your handwritten notes.

Learn more about the smartpens here,

  • Echo
  • Aegir
  • Symphony

Smartpen Comparison Table


What is the difference between Echo, the Aegir & Symphony smartpens?

All Livescribe smartpens (Echo, Pulse, Sky Wi-Fi, Livescribe 3, and Aegir) are fully compatible with all Livescribe’s dot-pattern notebooks, capture everything users write and record (in-built mic for Echo or using mobile app for Livescribe 3 & Aegir) and work with Livescribe companion applications to provide quick access to digital version of the captured information.

Echo is purpose-built for capturing audio while taking notes, as it has a built-in micro-phone and stores over 200 hours of audio and thousands of pages of notes directly in the pen itself. Echo is a self-contained ink and audio pen that permits users to capture everything that they hear and say while taking notes. The audio can be played back right on the pen and just the portion of audio associated with a specific handwritten note can be played on demand. Then when Echo is connected to a computer via USB, all captured notes and audio are seamlessly transferred to the free Echo Desktop application where notes and audio can be easily archived, organized and shared with others.

The Symphony/ Aegir smartpens are Livescribe’s newest smartpens that are slim, light, and look more like any regular ball point pen. It can stream handwritten notes wirelessly from the pen to the free Livescribe+ Apps that are available across iOS, Android, Windows and macOS. The feature-rich cross platform applications allow you to quickly convert your handwritten notes into editable, and easily shareable forms. Notes can also be sent directly to cloud services like Evernote, OneNote, Google Drive, and Dropbox.
This smartpen is more suited for people who would like to write on paper and still get all the digital notetaking benefits without any additional efforts. Using Aegir is as easy as putting pen to paper. The Aegir does not have a built-in microphone, but the App can record audio while taking notes, as long as the App is running and the mobile device in a position to record the conversation.

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