Go to the next image to find out what else is needed to record. A built-in microphone can pick up sounds and store them in the pen’s memory. Retrieved June 18, To listen to your recording privately, plug your earphones into the earphone jack at the end of the pen. This page was last edited on 22 November , at

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Go to the next image to see how this smartpen works.

A built-in microphone can pick up sounds and store them in the pen’s memory. This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat The Rolling Stones or The Beatles?

Unfortunately, there is no way to determine if the pen is actually recording audio without the OLED indications thus rendering useless one of its primary functions.

From March pjlse JulyLivescribe soldThe Livescribe Connect service, launched in Mayallows pencasts to be sent through e-mail, EvernoteFacebook, Google Docs, and other methods.

Inside a Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

When the pen is in its charging dock, power travels down a USB cable, into the pen and through its circuitry to charge the battery. The built-in microphone on the pen can pick up small amounts of noise from writing on paper, and adjacent ambient noise is often louder than a far away speaker. Retrieved August 25, Archived copy as title All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Official website not in Wikidata.


Livescribe sells notebooks in several styles, and users can also print their own dot paper with a laser printer capable of at least dpi. Notes and audio can be sent to other users as a “pencast” through the Livescribe Desktop software.

Charging a Pulse Smartpen

The lovescribe required to perform all of the pen’s functions comes from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. A Desktop SDK for Microsoft and Macintosh operating systems was also promised, to allow developers to access files stored on the pen. To learn more, see How Ballpoint Pens Work.

Retrieved March 10, The microphone is the foam-like material on the left of the image. Retrieved 8 April Archived from the original on March 5, Views Read Edit View history.

The camera is located just below the tip of the pen. Some users have expressed frustration with the perceived lack of responsiveness to requests for functionality improvements.

The special paper is covered in microscopic dots. In order for this smartpen to make a digital recording, the pen uses an infrared digital camera. Archived from the original on July 25, Retrieved December 25, However, the included headphones have embedded microphones that reduce this ambient noise.


Attached to the organic light-emitting diode screen is the second printed circuit board. When writing, you are making a visual recording of your thoughts. University of California, Berkeley, School of Information.

Some users have noted that ambient noise can be a problem.


This allows users to replay portions of a recording by tapping on the notes they were taking at the time the recording was made. Inside a Livescribe Pulse Smartpen.

Archived from the original on See how this smartpen works.