You might remember that for my Father's Day Gift Guide I suggested the Livescribe 3 Smartpen as a great gift for the Dad that is always writing notes on scraps of paper and then losing them! To be honest that description (minus the Dad part) applies perfectly to me... I write down everything but I also lose quite a lot too! Just this morning I forget my shopping list at home.. but for once it wasn't a problem, because now I have a Livescribe 3 Smartpen so my shopping list was right there on my phone!
The Livescribe 3 Smartpen not only looks sleek, stylish and totally professional, it is packed with top of the range technology! It features an infra-red camera, ARM processor, Bluetooth smart chipset, flash memory and lithium ion battery!
The Bluetooth Smart wireless technology means that anything you write on paper is instantly synced to your connected devices (both iOS and Android with the Livescribe+ app), it also extends the battery life of the pen compared to conventional Bluetooth chips which means your Livescribe 3 Smartpen can go 14 hours between charges (via a cleverly hidden mini USB port), which is a long time as you can easily turn off and retract the pen with just a twist!
The pen itself is a medium ballpoint, that is retractable and makes neat, tidy handwriting a breeze!
Syncing your Livescribe 3 Smartpen with the app is really easy..
If you'd like to add more detail to your notes, you can also add audio recordings by pressing record at the bottom of the notebook pages, these are called pencasts.
The Livescribe notebooks are also very clever; they feature a special dot pattern, so the pen knows exactly what you've written and drawn. You can purchase notebooks (they're very reasonably priced) or you can download & print the paper for free (you need a laser printer)!
You can see some more photos below..
I found the Livescribe 3 Smartpen really easy to setup and use, and would definitely recommend one. I think it would make a great gift, but would make a great treat for you too!
It's really helped me out a few times already, where I have left the important note somewhere, it is so handy to have it all on my phone!
You can buy a Livescribe 3 Smartpen from amazon, the apple store or Selfridges on Oxford Street for £129.99!
Let me know what you think, would a Livescribe 3 Smartpen be useful for you? Drop me a comment below!
Stay safe, x