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Livescribe WiFi Smartpen

Livescribe WiFi Smartpen

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73 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

For a narrow group of people who insist on writing with pen and ink, and may forget to dock their smartpen, the Sky's benefits may just outweigh its steep price and occasional glitches.

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73 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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72
Average Critic Score
 
70
PC Mag
Livescribe's digital pens, which employ a unique combination of actual pen and voice recorder, have always been a top-notch way to take accurate notes, but the latest version, the Sky Wifi Smartpen, needs a bit more work.
 
70
TechCrunch
If you do a lot of interviews without your computer, attend math classes or like the novelty of a digital pen, then you are a potential customer. The initial investment is high, but the flexibility of paper brought to the digital environment is impressive and actually useful.
 
80
SlashGear
For those ... who still enjoy the feel of a physical pen nib on physical paper, Livescribe offers the best of that tactile experience with the convenience of digital backup and sharing. The inclusion of wireless to streamline that process only makes it more appealing.
 
80
Gizmodo Australia
Should You Buy It? If you can afford it, absolutely. This will revolutionise the way you draw, sketch, take notes and interview. As a journalist, I don’t know how I have gone this long without it. For the price you’re paying, though, you’d want to use it every day.
 
80
Time
... this is the first incarnation of the idea I can see working its way into my everyday routine.
 
70
AllThingsD
The Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen is pricey, but for students and business users who take a lot of notes and want to be thorough, it’s a worthy investment.
 
80
PC World Australia
The Livescribe Sky wifi smartpen is an improvement over its predecessor thanks to built-in Wi-Fi connectivity that synchronises recorded notes and audio to Evernote. While the core functionality of the Sky wifi remains as impressive as ever, the buggy integration with Evernote needs to be ironed out.
 
70
Engadget
The Sky's wireless syncing is a nice feature, but it's not a game-changer.
 
40
Expert Reviews
Incomplete features mean that this smart pen fails to live up to its predecessor.
 
80
PC World
This makes it a great tool for journalists covering events. Students and teachers could benefit, too. An instructor could share "pencasts" that explain trigonometry ratios, for instance, while students take interactive notes to spell out the formulas and shapes during class.