Monday, August 3, 2009

Product Spotlight: Pulse Smartpen by Livescribe

The Pulse Smartpen records audio and links it to what you write. Missed something? Tap on your notes or drawings with the tip of your Pulse Smartpen to hear what was said while you were writing. The Pulse Smartpen requires Livescribe Dot Paper that can be purchased separately or can be printed from home with a Color LaserJet Printer that is Adobe PostScript compatible and can print at 600dpi or higher.

The Pulse Smartpen automatically captures everything as you write and draw. Transfer your notes to your computer, organize them, and even search for words within your notes. Find what you want in seconds. The microphone combined with on-board noise-canceling software enables the Smartpen to record crisp, clear sound. A built-in speaker plays back your recorded audio and provides audio feedback for Smartpen applications. Tap on the volume buttons on your dot paper to control speaker volume.

A USB connector recharges Pulse and transfers notes and audio to your PC. The Pulse magnetically docks into the USB Mobile Charging Cradle. This also allows Smartpen users to install new applications from

A high-speed infrared camera with Dot Positioning System (DPS) tracks everything you write, tap, or draw on Livescribe Dot Paper. The DPS not only enables printed controls for recording and playback on each page, but also interactive paper-based applications such as a calculator or a note playing piano.

The Pulse Smartpen is now available for demonstration at the Simon Technology Center Library. Please stop in during STC Library hours: Tuesdays noon to 6 p.m. or Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the Pulse Smartpen visit

1 comment:

  1. I've been using the pen for almost 2 years now and it's been such a helpful tool for school! I'm an engineering major, so as you can imagine, my classes are filled with diagrams, graphs and strange greek symbols -- something a computer can't handle when taking notes. The Pulse has been the solution! Now I can take notes and know
    that I can always "tap back" if I ever missed something.

    I can only imagine how valuable this would be as a piece of assistive technology!

    PS I used the discount code LS05DSC451 to get mine at