Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

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Description: The Pulse smartpen from Livescribe is a computer within a pen that captures handwriting and simultaneously records audio and synchronizes it to the writing. Users can simply tap on their notes to replay what was recorded from the exact moment they were writing, so they never miss a word they hear, write, or speak. Further, the smartpen is a general purpose computer with rich I/O capabilities and a Java development environment that enables a wide range of applications.

Product Design

Sleek ergonomic design with anodized aluminum housing

Charcoal blue with silver band & black accents


Samsung  ARM9 (32-bit, 150 MHz)


96x18 OLED Display


High speed infrared camera (over 70 images/sec)


1GB NAND (over 100 hours recording time or
16,000 pages of digital notes)

2GB NAND (over 200 hours recording time or
32,000 pages of digital notes)


300 mAH rechargeable lithium (non-removable)

Audio - Record

Dual (embedded) smartpen
microphones - mono recording

3D Recording Headset - binaural or stereo recording

Audio - Playback

Embedded speaker

Audio jack (2.5mm) for 3D Recording Headset

PC Connectivity

USB Mobile Charging Cradle

Size & Weight

Length: 155mm (6.1 in.)

Width: 14mm or 0.55 in. (bottom) to 16mm or 0.63 in. (top)

Weight: 36 Grams (1.3 oz.)

Online Community

Web Apps & Services

My Livescribe Account

250MB Online Storage

Community for posting and sharing content

System Software

Livescribe Paper-Based Computing Platform with Anoto Technology and Java Development Environment

Development Tools

Content Development Kit (CDK) - 1H 2008

Software Development Kit (SDK) - 2H 2008

Online Application Workshop - 2H 2008

Dot Paper

Interactive Dot Enabled Paper with Dot Positioning System (DPS)

Forest Stewartship Council (FSC) Certified Paper

Bundled Smartpen Software
Paper Replay

Record and replay synchronized ink & audio


Ink capture (without audio)

Quick Record

Quick access audio recording application

Printed Calc

Printed calculator for scientific, financial, and statistical equations

Quick Calc

A simple calculator that can be launched and used on any dot paper

Other Utilities

Time, Date, Storage, Battery and other settings

Nav Plus

5-way navigation and menu system using pre-printed or drawn plus sign

Demo Card

Includes: smartpen movies, 3D audio samples, translator demo, and paper piano

Additional Software

Additional applications will be made available for sale at livescribe.com

Desktop Software
Livescribe Desktop PC Desktop Software
  • Page Viewer to search, view and replay notes
  • Pen & application management
  • Gateway to your account, catalog, and online community

The Pulse smartpen is available for preorder at www.livescribe.com and will arrive on doorsteps in March.