New smartpen takes on the business market, 4GB and 8GB models available

Livescribe unveils Echo

Livescribe is following up on the success of its Pulse smartpen with the launch of the Echo, which is aimed at the enterprise segment.

Livescribe says that this latest device makes sharing, securing and organising information a simple task, with new collaboration and communication tools in the pipeline for later this year.

Available in 4GB and 8GB models, the device can hold up to 400 or 800 hours of audio recordings. An inbuilt microphone captures meetings and lectures, which can be played back using the integrated speaker or transfered to the user’s computer via micro-USB, which also recharges the smartpen.

The standard 3.5mm jack fits regular earphones or the Echo 3D Recording Premium Headset, which enables binaural recording.

The Livescribe Echo also includes a 120,000 word dictionary, as well as games and study aids. A high–contrast OLED display makes it easy to navigate the various applications.

The smartpen features an ergonomic design with a rubberised grip and antiroll surface, as well as a replaceable ink tip, which allows the user to easily swap the cartridge once it runs out.

“Livescribe’s mission is to enhance the capture, access and sharing of written and spoken information to improve communication, collaboration, productivity and learning,” said Livescribe’s founder and CEO Jim Marggraff.

“Today’s announcement of the Echo smartpen… marks a significant advancement in paper-based computing, as well as personal and professional information management.”

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