Using a microphone and camera built into the pen, the original Livescribe Pulse smartpen digitised handwritten notes and automatically matched each pen stroke to the precise moment in the audio that the note was taken. The combined text and audio could be accessed through the pen or transferred to a Mac or PC for storage by USB.
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Livescribe has launched a new Sky wifi smartpen that features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and automatically uploads recorded notes and audio to Evernote.
Not every company can take a mundane, everyday item and find a way to improve it. However, Livescribe managed to look at the humble biro and give it new life, producing a range of hi-tech pens with integrated voice recording and playback that are much loved by journalists and others.