The Symphony is the newest Livescribe smartpen, introduced in Canada October 2020.
The Symphony replaces previous versions of smartpens that synchronize to mobile devices, specifically the Aegir (2018) and the Livescribe 3 (2016).
The Symphony is very (very!) similar to the Aegir however. While it is available only in a single colour, the Symphony connects to mobile devices (iOS and Android) in exactly the same way as the previous-generation Aegir to the free Livescribe+ application.
You can download the Livescribe+ app from this page now.
Click here to view the Getting Started page on Livescribe's site.
This link leads to a review from Tech Radar that we feel correctly describes the value of the Symphony smartpen.
The Livescribe Symphony smartpen fits into your work day with ease. You will wonder how you took notes without it!
Use the Symphony to take notes in your meetings or classes. Optionally include audio, to record who was saying what, and when, and synch all the data (notes and audio) seamlessly to your mobile device.
Used with the free Livescribe+ app (for Android and iOS, via Bluetooth) the Livescribe Symphony smartpen makes your handwriting searchable. The application also allows you to:
- Transcribe your notes in 27+ languages.
- Auto sync your notes to your favorite cloud services.
- Store up to 1200 A4 pages on our pen before you need to sync.
The Symphony provides up to 90-day standby battery life (when the cap is ON!). It also provides up to 10-hours of continuous use from a full charge.
Do not lose your cap on the Symphony! It serves to turn off the device when not in use, and thus prolong the live of the battery.
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As a basic Livescribe pen it is very functional. I can't help but to compare it to the original echo though, and in this area it falls short. The need to use your phone / PC at the same time is cumbersome, and the extra steps needed to get a file with ink and voice over to a PC is now a multi-step process. However, it does work - just not nearly as cleanly as the echo did it.