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Livescribe Echo smartpen

Not sure which smartpen is right for you?
Click here to learn more about the differences between the Echo and Aegir product families, or click here for a technical comparison.


Two types of Echo smartpens
   2gb (available now!) 
   8gb (available now!)  


 The smartpens can be purchased individually or as part of a bundle.


What is the difference between the 2gb and the 8gb Echo?

The two smartpens are identical in every way except for the volume of storage.


There is a difference in price. Why would you choose the 2gb or the 8gb model?

The 2gb Echo is shipped is a new-sealed box and includes some items that are NOT included with the 8gb, specifically a starter notebook and an extra ink cartridge.

The 8gb Echo is NOT packaged in a sealed box. It is new, with a full warranty from Livescribe, but the item is shipped in a plain brown box in the way that they are currently shipped from Livescribe.

While the price difference is modest, very few customers will ever need all the storage in a 2gb Echo. For most customers, the extra memory will (literally) never be used. Unless you intend to record a great deal of audio (as a judge may do, for example, recording many many hours of testimony), the 2gb Echo is likely sufficient. Use the extra dollars to buy something "useful" such as Livescribe paper products or ink cartridges.


What's in the box with the 2gb Echo smartpen (APX-00008)?

  • The Echo smartpen (1.3 ounces, 326g)
  • 2GB of memory (actual user-available memory will be less)
  • Echo Desktop software for MAC or Windows (download for free)
  • Starter dot-paper notebook
  • Micro-USB cable
  • 2 ink cartridges
  • 2 smartpen caps
  • One year warranty from the manufacturer
Learn more about the 2gb Echo smartpen (APX-00008)


What's in the box with the 8gb smartpen (RPA-00007)?

  • Echo smartpen with 8GB of memory (actual user available memory will be somewhat less)
  • Echo Desktop software for Mac or Windows (download Echo Desktop for free)
  • Micro USB cable for charging and data transfer
  • Echo Basics Guide (free download here)
  • One ink cartridge preinstalled in the Echo smartpen
  • Note that the 8gb smartpen is NOT shipped in a sealed box!
  • One year warranty from the manufacturer

Learn more about the 8gb Echo smartpen (RPA-00007)


Save money by buying a "bundle" which includes the smartpen of your choice, a carrying case, paper and extra ink!  Learn more here



  • APX-00008 - 2GB Echo smartpen

    APX-00008 - 2GB Echo smartpen

    The 1.3 oz. Echo smartpen records audio and links it to what you write. The 2GB of memory can retain up to 170 hours of audio. Actual recording time varies by audio quality setting. Requires Windows 7 or higher or Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.5.5 or newer...

    Was: $269.00
    Now: $230.00
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  • 8GB Echo - SmartpenCentral Edition

    8GB Echo - SmartpenCentral Edition

    Save notes & pencasts directly to your computer Record everything you hear, say and write, while linking your audio recordings to your notes. Replay audio directly from paper by tapping on your notes Echo Desktop software allows you to save,...

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