Is Livescribe's Smartpen worth it for college?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by waloshin, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. waloshin, Dec 18, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010

    waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
  2. amoda macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2006
    I actually just bought one (a 4GB pulse) in preparation for next semester. I've been playing around with it for a few days, though keeping it to a minimum to not waste the paper, and it seems pretty nifty.

    Audio quality is okay, I have yet to see how it'll do in a lecture room though. Writing with it is a bit awkward for me, but I'm used to fountain pens so that might play a role.

    I paid $140 for it, 4 binders, a leather case and a pack of ink replacements (eBay). And my first impression says it'll be worth it. Especially since I have several friends who've bought audio recorders for $80-$120. So paying an extra $20 for pdf capability and the rest seem like a very good deal.

    I can let you know when next semester starts on how well it holds up.

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