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Livescribe 3 announced with Bluetooth connectivity, dedicated app

updated 05:25 am EDT, Mon October 28, 2013

Smartpen directly connects to mobile device, loses microphone

Livescribe has added to its range of smartpens, with the latest having tighter integration with mobile devices. The Livescribe 3 has a more refined design compared to the Livescribe Sky, and though it ditches the audio recording of earlier models, it introduces its own dedicated Livescribe+ app for recording, managing, and sharing captured writing, rather than relying on Evernote.

Connecting over Bluetooth to a tablet or smartphone, the smartpen can be turned on and quickly paired with a device by twisting a ring. Capable of lasting for up to 14 hours on a single charge, it uses ballpoint cartridges for the writing itself, an infrared camera and ARM-based processor to capture the writing itself, and a capacitive nib on the back that can be used to navigate the mobile device itself.

The Livescribe 3 is available in two different versions. The main bundle, including the smartpen itself, a 50-sheet Starter Notebook for use with the pen, an ink cartridge, and a charging cable, costs $150. A Pro Edition bundle for $200 offers a leather portfolio with a 100-sheet hardbound journal, a one year subscription to Evernote Premium, the charging cable and an extra ink cartridge.

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