Technology is all about making our lives simple. From smartphones to cameras, all products are being designed to digitize our world. Following the trend, Livescribe has also rolled out its all-new Sky Wi-Fi smartpen that attempts to bridge the gap between the paper and the cloud technology. The Wi-Fi-enabled pen digitizes your documents and allows you to capture everything you hear or write. Simply record all your hand-written documents or your voice and wirelessly transfer the captured data to a tablet, a smartphone, or cloud-based notes service Evernote.
The smartpen works with proprietary physical notebooks and preserves your hand-written notes and audio files on 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB of onboard storage. Once the content has been successfully stored on the cloud, you can easily search, organize, and share your files. The Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen also has the ability to directly pair with tablets like iPad through smartpen’s wireless functionality. Through this, Livescribe smartpen automatically transfers your notes taken on a paper to the tablet’s touchscreen. This has been done because around 54% of Livescribe users use tablets.
The Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen, which resembles a normal pen, has a replaceable nib, which sits next to the camera that captures whatever you are writing. It also sports a power button, a monochromatic, single-line OLED display, a microphone, and a speaker. All notes are synced with Livescribe’s servers, before getting stored on Evernote. This means that you can access all the notes from a HTML5 web player. It also offers handwriting recognition and print-on-demand functionality.
The 2GB Sky pen, which is scheduled to hit stores on November 1st, will cost $170. However, the 4GB and 8GB variants are priced at $200 and $250, respectively. The 2GB version stores around 200 hours of audio, 4GB around 400 hours, and 8GB stores around 800 hours of audio. This digital alternative will surely offer you the quickest way of taking notes, whether you are in a classroom or a meeting.