Can you recommend alternatives for the LiveScribe Smartpen?

sahil November 28, 2010
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Can you tell me any other substitutes for these Smartpens? The Livescribe pens are really costly with a minimum of 100$. I want pens to record lecture and note down something.

  1. Praveen Ganjam
    October 19, 2011 at 4:29 am

    All the above mentioned alternatives like Apen , steadler , or logitech cant record voice along with the writing thats what makes the livescribe so different ? Any alternatives to this synced note taking ?

    • Tina
      October 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm


      the above question is rather old and as you see you have not received a response. I'm afraid I cannot answer your question, however, I recommend you to ask a new question. It will be published on the Answers frontpage and you will receive replies for sure!

      • Praveen Ganjam
        October 27, 2011 at 4:51 pm

        Thanks Tina for the suggestion. I did search the net and still dont find any suitable alternatives to livescribe. Hence ordered the same :)

  2. Jack Cola
    December 26, 2010 at 2:48 am

    For pen's like these, you wouldn't find them any cheaper. Maybe for $50 you could, but they aren't wireless (Ie - they have a cord coming out of the top of the pen)

  3. Jim Newtron
    December 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    At a $100, the Livescribe pen is a deal. There may be some cheap knock-off available from somewhere but it won't be as well developed (read easy to use) and you will likely end up buying Livescribe later on because the cheap version didn't work as you hoped. Cut back on the pitchers of beer for a few weeks and treat yourself to the best solution...

  4. Vignesh
    December 8, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    APEN A2 can be an alternative to Livescribe's smartpen.It's really better than Livescribe's smartpen because it can write on regular digitally which is not possible in the former smartpen.

  5. Sahil Dave
    December 8, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for making it a part of "Toughest ques"...waiting for reply... :)

    i figured out, that the notebook and the ink tip for this pen is "special" and would require me to spend money every 5-6 months....i am student and cant do that...thats y in big puzzle !!!

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