Many people rely only on their fingers to control their Apple tablet, but your iPad could be much more functional with the help of such a gadget as the Livescribe 3 smartpen. The new Livescribe 3 smart pen is especially designed for Apple devices, working for the iPhone 4S and upwards, and iPad 3 and upwards.
The Livescribe 3 smartpen recognizes what you write on paper and digitizes it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch thanks to the Bluetooth Smart wireless technology. And the paper is no ordinary paper, of course, it is Livescribeâ€™s proprietary dot paper that can recognize what you write on it with the smartpen.
The Livescribe+ companion app makes it possible for users to write notes on the Livescribe paper and watch them appear on the screen of their iPad in real-time. Livescribeâ€™s CEO, Gilles Bouchard:
You can also use the built-in microphones your iPad or iPhone to record audio and synchronize it with the written notes. The Livescribe 3 smartpenâ€™s starting price is $150 but itâ€™s probably going to become a hit among engineers, architects and just anybody else that wants to modernize the good old pen and paper.
There is also the possibility of sharing written notes, photographs and diagrams over Mail, Messages, Evernote, Dropbox and many other apps. The â€œscannedâ€ writing becomes available as a PDF file.