LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

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LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:54 pm

So I just bought an Echo 4GB Smart Pen. I plan on taking notes with it, while also using it as a recording device.

Has anybody else used this handy pen for school?


http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/


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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:39 pm

ITT someone tries to rationalize wasting money on a useless gadget.

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby General Tso » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:46 pm

did you see how much the notebooks cost?

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby General Tso » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:47 pm

also in class notes are not very useful for exam prep

I type mine and read them once before the exam.

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:48 pm

Hmmmm...thanks for the feedback. :|

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby General Tso » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:51 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:Hmmmm...thanks for the feedback. :|


I've heard it is useful for practicing attorneys flush with the cash for such a luxury. Some attorneys are so anal that they want to record everything that people tell them so they can shove it back in their face later.

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:54 pm

General Tso wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:Hmmmm...thanks for the feedback. :|


I've heard it is useful for practicing attorneys flush with the cash for such a luxury. Some attorneys are so anal that they want to record everything that people tell them so they can shove it back in their face later.



I wouldn't call it a luxury. It's pretty handy, lol. With usage, I'll think of other ways to use it. :twisted:

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Postby General Tso » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:04 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:
General Tso wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:Hmmmm...thanks for the feedback. :|


I've heard it is useful for practicing attorneys flush with the cash for such a luxury. Some attorneys are so anal that they want to record everything that people tell them so they can shove it back in their face later.



I wouldn't call it a luxury. It's pretty handy, lol. With usage, I'll think of other ways to use it. :twisted:


it is kinda shaped like a vibrator after all :| :?

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:41 pm

General Tso wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:
General Tso wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:Hmmmm...thanks for the feedback. :|


I've heard it is useful for practicing attorneys flush with the cash for such a luxury. Some attorneys are so anal that they want to record everything that people tell them so they can shove it back in their face later.



I wouldn't call it a luxury. It's pretty handy, lol. With usage, I'll think of other ways to use it. :twisted:


it is kinda shaped like a vibrator after all :| :?


Had you not told me, I would've never imagined it. It's a tad small, but different strokes for different folks. :lol:

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:01 am

Also, be careful with the recording bit. A lot of profs don't allow recording devices in class, and it would suck if you couldn't use the pens nifty other features because it happens to record.

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby clubnumb » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:37 am

I think it is a very practical purchase for law school and beyond... I love the feature that turns your handwritten notes into electronic notes, and it captures information that, at the time you are taking notes, you may not think are relevant.

It also saves the class from one more annoying person typing away loudly on a keyboard...

You will also find it invaluable when you get into practice and have no idea what people are talking about when you are sitting in a meeting... and yet you are expected to turn around research the following morning on the topic.

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:50 am

DAMN! You spent $170 on a pen???????? On a PEN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Ok...ok...ok...whatever you gotta do.

BTW...that's 4 bottles of Patron...

2.5 copies of Madden 11...

Over 100 songs on iTunes.

96 Uniball Signo Pens...my personal favorite...

17 months of netflix..

and

About 90 days of medium coffees from Dunkin' Donuts.

What happens if it runs out of ink?

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby crossingforHYS » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:58 am

SwollenMonkey wrote:So I just bought an Echo 4GB Smart Pen. I plan on taking notes with it, while also using it as a recording device.

Has anybody else used this handy pen for school?


http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/


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I DO....used it for all of undergrad


best thing EVA

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:54 am

Kobe_Teeth wrote:DAMN! You spent $170 on a pen???????? On a PEN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


Not just a pen.


Kobe_Teeth wrote:Ok...ok...ok...whatever you gotta do.

BTW...that's 4 bottles of Patron...

2.5 copies of Madden 11...

Over 100 songs on iTunes.

96 Uniball Signo Pens...my personal favorite...

17 months of netflix..
About 90 days of medium coffees from Dunkin' Donuts.


I don't drink on a regular basis.
I don't play video games regularly.
I listen to good songs over and over, and I don't have a need for 100 songs.
I don't frequent Dunkin.

Kobe_Teeth wrote:
What happens if it runs out of ink?


If it runs out, you refill. Not sure how refilling a pen would be an issue.
It's great!

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby RUQRU » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:36 am

SwollenMonkey wrote:So I just bought an Echo 4GB Smart Pen. I plan on taking notes with it, while also using it as a recording device.

Has anybody else used this handy pen for school?


http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/


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I have the 4 GB Pulse version. I thought I would be using this a lot. I bought a pack of spiral notebooks and ink refills.

Turns out that I don't take very many notes. After taking LEEWS it became apparent that only key information needs to be noted. I see people in class using their notebooks as stenographer machines. This is not a good idea.

The Livescribe pen is useful. But if I knew that the volume of notes would be low I would not have purchase.

It is great for diagrams and such. But if you have a scanner that works too...

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby Renzo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:02 am

What are you going to do, sit through each class, then listen to them all over again? You have that much time?

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby RUQRU » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:50 pm

Renzo wrote:What are you going to do, sit through each class, then listen to them all over again? You have that much time?


Not at all. I do not use the VOICE recording function as that is not allowed in class. So I only use the handwriting recording function. You can transfer your notes into the Livescribe software then run the MyScript OCR software to translate your handwriting into text for pasting into OneNote.

The thing is I do not write that many notes. So the purchase of the Livescribe does not save as much time as anticipated.

There is NO way I would want to record and listen to classes again. Attending class is almost a waste of time anyway...why would you want to go through it twice?

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby 4for44 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:02 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:So I just bought an Echo 4GB Smart Pen. I plan on taking notes with it, while also using it as a recording device.

Has anybody else used this handy pen for school?


http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/


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I DO....used it for all of undergrad


best thing EVA


This

Minus the unnecessary spelling of ever...

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby BarCliff » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:50 pm

Why not just type your notes?

It's immensely faster.

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby Renzo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:44 pm

BarCliff wrote:Why not just type your notes?

It's immensely faster.

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby RUQRU » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:54 pm

Renzo wrote:
BarCliff wrote:Why not just type your notes?

It's immensely faster.


Well, uh, some profs BAN laptops! This is a growing trend apparently. Especially in 1L.

My original plan was to use this pen in classes that banned laptops to save on retyping. The MyScript OCR software turns your handwriting into plain text that you can cut and paste into any word processor or OneNote.

As it turns out my note generation is minimal, so typing them into OneNote would not and is not a problem.

Even so, the pen is pretty cool. Not cheap, but not unreasonable either.

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby Renzo » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:23 pm

RUQRU wrote: The MyScript OCR software turns your handwriting into plain text that you can cut and paste into any word processor or OneNote.

Psssh. I'd like to see that thing try and read my handwriting. The fucker would catch on fire.

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby thegreatk » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:28 pm

RUQRU wrote:
Renzo wrote:
BarCliff wrote:Why not just type your notes?

It's immensely faster.


Well, uh, some profs BAN laptops! This is a growing trend apparently. Especially in 1L.[/b]My original plan was to use this pen in classes that banned laptops to save on retyping. The MyScript OCR software turns your handwriting into plain text that you can cut and paste into any word processor or OneNote.

As it turns out my note generation is minimal, so typing them into OneNote would not and is not a problem.

Even so, the pen is pretty cool. Not cheap, but not unreasonable either.


Um, what?

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Re: LiveScribe Echo Smart Pen - Who uses it?

Postby kalede » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:01 pm

I got one a couple of years ago for undergrad. I thought it was really cool and pretty useful. If my notes were a little sketchy, I could aways figure out what was the prof was saying at the time. This especially was useful in some of my philosophy classes, where my notes looked half-insane sometimes.

Plus, it's just a cool gadget to mess around with. I'm definitely bringing mine to law school.




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