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Moleskine Livescribe notebooks digitize your notes and drawings in real-time

Moleskine Livescribe notebooks...
The Moleskine Livescribe notebook works with Livescribe smartpens and pairs with iOS devices to digitize hand-written or drawn content
The Moleskine Livescribe notebook works with Livescribe smartpens and pairs with iOS devices to digitize hand-written or drawn content
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The Moleskine Livescribe notebook works with Livescribe smartpens and pairs with iOS devices to digitize hand-written or drawn content
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The Moleskine Livescribe notebook works with Livescribe smartpens and pairs with iOS devices to digitize hand-written or drawn content
The Moleskine Livescribe uses special dotted paper so that the pen knows exactly where it is on the page
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The Moleskine Livescribe uses special dotted paper so that the pen knows exactly where it is on the page
On-page icons can be used to trigger specific actions, such as audio recording
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On-page icons can be used to trigger specific actions, such as audio recording
Additional pull-out sheets provide extra smartpen fucntionality
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Additional pull-out sheets provide extra smartpen fucntionality

Drawing or making notes with a computer pen or stylus doesn't have the same feeling as using a paper and pen. Sometimes, however, you want to digitize something that you've drawn or written by hand. The new Moleskine Livescribe notebooks let you do both at the same time.

The notebooks have been created in partnership with smartpen manufacturer Livescribe, hence the name. They will work with any Livescribe smartpen, including its latest model the Livescribe 3, which Gizmag featured last year.

The Moleskine Livescribe uses normal paper with a special dotted pattern, which allows Livescribe smartpens to capture the location of what they write and draw. The pens link to an accompanying iOS app via Bluetooth and are able to duplicate anything that is written or drawn in real-time. This means that digital copies of notes or drawings can be created and saved with no extra time taken.

On-page icons can be used to trigger specific actions, such as audio recording
On-page icons can be used to trigger specific actions, such as audio recording

Handwriting recognition technology makes it possible for users to convert their handwriting into editable text that can be cut and pasted. Livescribe smartpens can also capture sound, so a user's work can be accompanied by audio notes.

The notepads feature on-page icons and additional pull-out sheets of icons, which can be tapped with the tip of the pen to trigger specific actions. The on-page icons can be used to trigger, pause and stop audio recording, as well as tag, flag and star work on a certain page. The additional icon sheets provide a host of functionality options for Livescribe pens, such as setting up and adjusting Wi-Fi connections, pairing with other devices and viewing the smartpen's status.

The Moleskine Livescribe notebooks are available now on the Moleskine website retailing at US$29.95.

Source: Moleskine, Livescribe

3 comments
spsuninja
This is still not a paperless solution to note taking since the setup still requires the use of paper. Dry erase products like the Infinity Binder however actually allow you to have a positive impact on the environment.
John Paterson
I would not pay $30 for a book to write in. Unless I can write in a normal notebook and still have it transcribed to a computer, I would not buy this.
f8lee
Moleskine has always been the hipster's book of choice (wasn't it made famous by Hemingway or something like that?), but Livescribe has been around at least a few years - I guess this is just an attempt to get it into the hands of trendsetters.