The concept of the Livescribe pen is amazing. The price = Not so amazing.
For those who are not yet familiar: What is a Livescribe pen?
Basically it is a pen/recorder in one. There's a special paper that you write on as your recording. This allows you to "click" on your notes and hear that point in the lecture. For more explanation go to www.livescribe.com
To anyone that uses it: Does it work? And is it worth the investment?
How long does the ink last?
When you archive a notebook, what exactly happens? Can you still play back the recording while looking at the notes?
If I take notes with the livescribe pen, and then playback the recording, can I add notes to the notebook? I don't necessarily need my added notes to be linked to the lecture, but I do want to be able to add in anything extra that I may have missed.
Thanks for any feedback!
Oct 15, '12
I don't use it, but I considered it. Honestly, I'm glad I didn't spend the money on it. Recording lectures is good in theory and some people thrive on it but in reality relistening to lectures may be super low priority. i have enough to do without relistening to 5 hours of lecture every week. I record my lectures on my iPad (also links my typed notes to the audio) but I rarely relisten to it, mostly because my professors pretty much just read off of the powerpoints anyway. And I find listening to something I've already heard to be boring.
If you have super lecturey professors who test off of what they say and you actually relisten to the lectures, I think it might be a good investment. And your classmates will love it if they miss a class and you can send them the notes AND the recording. But for me it wouldn't have been a great investment at that price. I'd probably run out of the paper and never reorder it anyway, knowing me :-)
Last edit by Stephalump on Oct 15, '12