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Pulse Smartpen

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What Is It?

A Montblanc-size computer with advanced processing power, audio and visual feedback, as well as substantial memory for handwriting capture, audio recording, and additional applications. a Montblanc-size computer with advanced processing power, audio and visual feedback, as well as substantial memory for handwriting capture, audio recording, and additional applications.

Developer

  • Livescribe, Inc.

Supported Platforms

  • Livescribe paper-based computing platform with Anoto Technology and Java Development Environment
  • The site's Software Development Kit
  • Interactive dot enables paper with dot positioning system

Requirements

  • Dot Paper
  • Intel-based Mac with Mac OS® X 10.5.5 or later, including 10.6
  • Windows® XP with SP3 or Windows® Vista or Windows® 7
  • 600 MHz CPU or higher
  • 300 MB minimum free disk space
  • Available USB port
  • Internet connection

Cost

  • 2 GB Pulse Smartpen $169.95 (2009-11-15)
  • 4 GB Pulse Smartpen (titanium) $199.95 (2009-11-15)
  • 4 GB Pulse Smartpen Pro Pack $249.95 (2009-11-15)
Pros Cons
  • Able to hear what was said at the exact moment when you wrote something in order to hear things you might have missed.
  • Ability to store audio and written notes in the same place.
  • Must use specialized dot paper.