For the Love of Writing

If you love writing like I do you appreciate a high quality ink cartridge and its impact on what you put down on paper. Like me, you probably also know the Cross brand of writing instruments – one of the worlds leading manufacturers of fine writing instruments.

Cross Refills - Available at SmartpenCross Refills Available for Livescribe 3 smartpens

With that in mind I’m pleased to announce today that we’ve added a new ink refill option for the Livescribe 3 smartpen range – Cross refills in black and blue (medium).

You can find the options here:

One of our loyal customers tipped me off about this option and I’ve been personally using a blue medium refill for some weeks now and I’ve found its an excellent upgrade from the standard tungsten-carbide refills supplied with the Livescribe 3

If you’re looking for an even better writing experience from your Livescribe 3 smartpen – give these refills a try!

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New Features Launched for Livescribe 3 smartpen

The latest version of Livescribe+ introduces new ways to send and share Livescribe 3 notes on Evernote.

The introduction of Send and Auto-Send gives you the ability to send any snippets, pages, pencasts and even entire notebooks from Livescribe+ directly to your Evernote account. Now you can continue working with your notes on your Windows or Mac PC, your Android device or any one of the many platforms supported by Evernote.

Livescribe Share to EvernoteUsing Send, you can select whatever content you want and choose the Evernote notebook to send your notes to. Send is all about giving you more control over what gets sent and where it goes. Auto-Send, on the other hand, lets you put things on ‘Automatic,’ so to say. Auto-Send allows you to set any notebook in Livescribe+ to automatically send all notes and any updates directly to your Evernote account.

We’ll post some detailed instructions on how to use this feature shortly

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Livescribe 3 smartpen Available in New Zealand

The new Livescribe 3 smartpen is available in New Zealand via our dedicated NZ site – http://www.smartpen.co.nz

The Livescribe 3 smartpen is designed as a premium writing instrument, with the look and feel of a quality ballpoint pen combined with the intelligence of a mobile device.

Turn Your Words Into Action

You will find more information at Smartpen New Zealand – including the Echo and WiFi smartpen range.

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Livescribe Exhibiting at CeBIT Australia 2014

Starting today at Sydney Olympic Park Livescribe is exhibiting at this years CeBIT exhibition.

CeBIT and LivescribeWhere to Find Livescribe

You’ll find Livescribe at stand J56 in the main dome hall – Look for the mobility section.

What’s On Offer

We’ve got a number of exclusive specials available during the event and then up till May 31 2014 including the 8GB WiFi at half price and the Livescribe 3 smartpen with a free pack of paper.

Scan your delegate/visitor badge to go into the draw to win a 12-month membership at any Australian Fitness First gym – valued at $1,200…

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Livescribe 3 smartpen Range Launched into New Zealand

For our New Zealand customers, the following press release was distributed yesterday in relation to the general release of the Livescribe 3 smartpen.

Auckland – May 1st, 2014Livescribe Inc. today announced the New Zealand release of the Livescribe 3 smartpen, the fastest way to make handwritten notes useful on a tablet or smartphone.

This latest addition to Livescribe’s line of award-winning smartpens is designed as a premium writing instrument, with the look and feel of a quality ballpoint pen combined with the intelligence of a mobile device.

Customers simply twist a ring on the elegant black and chrome smartpen to begin writing and watch their words and diagrams appear in the companion Livescribe+ mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The Livescribe 3 smartpen lets people:

  • Write on Livescribe dot paper and watch everything appear instantly on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices with Bluetooth Smart wireless technology.
  • Use the built-in microphones on a tablet or smartphone to create interactive “pencasts” that synchronize recorded audio with written notes.
  • Convert handwriting to text to create tasks, reminders, contacts and calendar events.
  • Add photos and text memos to notes to add context and clearly communicate details.
  • Share written notes, photographs and diagrams as PDF files over Mail, Messages, Evernote, Dropbox and other apps.

The Livescribe 3 smartpen captures everything written on Livescribe paper as soon as it starts up, and then transfers that content to Livescribe+ when the app opens. This allows people to take notes with just a smartpen and notebook, and then do more with that information on their mobile device later.

“People shouldn’t have to choose between their pen and their digital devices. The Livescribe 3 smartpen sends everything they write on paper to their tablet or smartphone, where our mobile application makes this information useful in truly innovative ways,” says Gilles Bouchard, CEO of Livescribe. “It’s simply the most elegant and versatile pen we’ve ever made.”

The Livescribe 3 smartpen’s wireless connection allows for easy pairing and instant transfer of notes with very low battery drain, enabling the Livescribe 3 smartpen to capture information for 14 hours between charges. The Livescribe 3 includes a capacitive stylus cap to control the Livescribe+ app, and Swiss-made, premium ballpoint cartridges to use with any Livescribe paper notebooks. Livescribe 3 is compatible with iOS devices that are Bluetooth Smart Ready, including the iPhone 4S or later, third-generation or later iPad, iPad Mini, and the fifth-generation iPod touch or newer. The free Livescribe+ mobile app is available from the App Store for devices with iOS 7.

Mark Parker, head of sales and distribution for Livescribe NZ says smartpens are growing in popularity:

“This clever technology helps people save time by modernising and digitising the practice of paper based note taking, which is proven to be more effective for comprehension and learning than typing notes directly into a laptop or tablet.
“Smartpens are growing in popularity in New Zealand and we get fantastic support from learning institutions, some corporates and even charities. The technology is benefiting different groups of people like teachers, busy executives, students and those involved in special education and training,” he says.

The Livescribe 3 smartpen is available in New Zealand from http://www.smartpen.co.nz and preferred IT resellers for NZD 249 (inc GST), including a sleek black-and-chrome smartpen and 50-sheet Starter Notebook, as well as a micro USB charging cable and a black tungsten carbide medium-tip ink cartridge.

Livescribe 3 smartpens new zealandThe Livescribe 3 smartpen Pro Edition, is priced at NZD 329 (inc GST), and includes a leather smartpen portfolio with a 100-sheet hardbound journal, a one-year subscription to Evernote Premium, the charging cable and an additional ink cartridge.

Pen and paper notes become more valuable when they are available on the digital devices people use daily, and Livescribe offers products for all scenarios. The new Livescribe 3 smartpen connects to mobile devices with Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, while the WiFi smartpen uses wireless cloud syncing straight to Evernote, and the Echo smartpen connects via a USB connection to a Mac or PC, providing the perfect solution for any device.
ENDS

For more information on the Livescribe 3 smartpen, visit Smartpen New Zealand.

About Livescribe

Livescribe brings notes, words and ideas to life. Livescribe smartpens make it easy to connect paper and pen to the digital world and fundamentally change the way people capture, access and share what they write, draw and hear. Livescribe’s family of smartpens includes the Echo smartpen, the WiFi smartpen and the Livescribe 3 smartpen.
Research study

If you’re taking notes on a laptop, you’re not getting the full picture, according to new research published in Psychological Science. The study shows that even if laptops are used strictly to take notes, typing notes hinders students’ academic performance compared with writing notes on paper with a pen or pencil – people may take in-depth notes when typing, but their comprehension of what they’re hearing suffers dramatically.

A Livescribe smartpen allows someone to write by hand on paper, while also creating a digital copy of their notes they can access on laptop or smartphone…and even an audio recording linked to written notes, so someone can hear exactly what was said when they wrote the corresponding note.

Media contact

For New Zealand media enquiries please contact:
jonathantudor@hotmail.com – 021 790 475

TriplePoint PR for Livescribe: livescribe@triplepointpr.com – (415) 955-8500

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Microsoft OneNote Integration Now Available via Livescribe 3

Now this is interesting…

Livescribe today launched an update to their Livescribe+ app which now includes the option to send your notes directly from your paper, into the Livescribe app, and onto OneNote.

Microsoft OneNote now Integrates into Livescribe 3

“We know that OneNote customers love how the software captures all the information they need, from typed notes to photos to spreadsheets.” said Gilles Bouchard, CEO of Livescribe. “Research shows handwriting is one of the fastest, most natural and least distracting ways to take notes, and now people can send the information from their Livescribe 3 pen directly to OneNote.”

I’ve already tested this new option and to be blunt, it rivals if not exceeds the Evernote options available on other Livescribe models. OneNote has clearly come along way from when I last tested it a few years ago.

“Microsoft OneNote is the best way to track what’s important in life by capturing ideas, organizing notes and sharing that information with co-workers, fellow students, friends and family,” said David Rasmussen, group program manager, OneNote. “Now people can use the Livescribe 3 to write their notes or diagrams, and use the power of OneNote to manage their daily lives via pen and paper or keyboard.”

Starting today, Livescribe 3 customers with the latest version 1.1.0 update can configure Livescribe+ to quickly send their handwritten notes up to OneNote, where the text can be organized, edited or shared with just a few taps.

 

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Accessories and Refills for Livescribe 3 smartpens

If you are using a new Livescribe 3 smartpen, chances are at some point you’ll be looking for ink refills, accessory products, or even replacement stylus caps. Here are the key items you might need:

Livescribe 3 Ink RefillsLivescribe 3 ink refills

These refills are unique to the Livescribe 3 range and are sold as a pack of 8 in either blue or black medium.

Replacement Stylus Caps

If you need replacements or want to keep a couple of spares handy then you can source these from here. Both the dark chrome (to suit the Pro Edition LS3) and bright chrome (to suit the LS3 standard edition) are available now.

Livescribe 3 Pro Edition Replacement Journals

If you purchased the Livescribe 3 Pro Edition you can now purchase replacement journals for your unique portfolio. The journals are sold as individual units and are detailed here.

Important Note re Using Replacement Journals

If you plan to insert a replacement journal into your Pro Edition Portfolio it’s critical you archive your original journal before you use the new one.

Before you start using the new journal you need to:

  1. Ensure you have version 4.3 of Livescribe+ installed on your mobile device
  2. Select the journal within the app and follow the prompts to archive it.

If we can help in any way – answer any questions you may have or help get the most from your smartpen, please let us know either here in comments or via our other social channels.

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