Livescribe’s WiFi smartpen now available in SA

Livescribe’s WiFi smartpen now available in SA

Apr 1, 2013

South African distributor Circuit City has announced the local availability of the Livescribe WiFi smartpen, the first digital pen to integrate WiFi technology and cloud services. The pen digitises everything consumers write and hear and automatically sends it to their personal Evernote accounts, where it is securely stored and readily available to search, play back, organise and share.

Perfect for today’s on-the-go world, everyone from busy executives to students can conveniently access their written notes and recorded audio directly from paper, as well as on all the tablets, smartphones and computers they use.

“We are delighted to be one of the local distributors for this amazing product,” says Steve Nossel, CEO of Circuit City. “With the global increase in demand for business-friendly tablet applications and devices, the Livescribe WiFi smartpen offers an efficient way to transfer thoughts, ideas and notes from pen to digital – effortlessly.”

With the WiFi smartpen people don’t have to choose between writing on paper and writing on a tablet – they can have the best of both worlds. The WiFi smartpen is an ideal companion to an iPad or Android tablet. Together they offer the ease, flexibility and precision of writing on paper with the benefits of saving, searching, replaying and sharing on a tablet.

With more than 40-million subscribers, Evernote is dedicated to helping people remember everything important, making it an ideal complement to the WiFi smartpen. Evernote gives people a secure place to instantly store and organise their most important ideas.

Any content created and captured with the WiFi smartpen wirelessly synchs with Evernote as a new searchable and shareable note. Once in Evernote, customers can easily play back their synchronised notes and audio, called pencasts, with the new Web-based Livescribe Player, which requires no installation.

The Livescribe Player not only allows them to start at the beginning of an audio recording, but it also allows them to jump directly to a specific point in time just by tapping or clicking on a handwritten word or drawing.

The WiFi smartpen works with both Evernote (free) and Evernote Premium and can be linked to new or existing Evernote accounts. It includes an additional 500Mb of monthly upload capacity (up to 70 hours of recording time) for content created with the smartpen.

“The WiFi smartpen is designed to be the perfect companion for smartphones and tablets. Our mobile SDK will benefit developers by helping them significantly enhance applications that use a stylus or fingers for input,” says Brett Halle, senior VP, Engineering, Livescribe.