[Athen] [External] Re: Anyone used a Moleskine Pen+ ???

Marshall S. Bryant bryantm at seminolestate.edu
Wed Aug 18 12:20:05 PDT 2021

We are trying out the Livescribe Symphony pens since the Echo is hard to find. The good part is that it will still use the same notebooks as the echo. The main difference that I am not a fan of is that the pen needs to pair with another device so that device can record lectures. I’ve had students interested in this device and hopefully will get some use out of it. They all carry smartphones or tablets anyway, so they like the idea.

Marshall Bryant
Adaptive Technology Specialist
Seminole State College of Florida

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The Moleskine and set has not received very good reviews: the pen is overly large and difficult to hold onto for some people. The focus of the camera is difficult to get set straight & at the right angle on the paper. A fully charged pen only lasts about four hours which may not be enough to cover a student for an entire day's worth of classes and/or notetaking. It's handwriting recognition is subpar. It just doesn't seem like a good bargain investment as a notetaking/recording accommodation for students.

I have heard that the Neo-Smart Pen is a much more reliable and robust product. Here's a link for more information:https://www.neosmartpen.com/en/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.neosmartpen.com_en_&d=DwMFaQ&c=S_4Bl4tfILatuBnY6qTomkgQoWjCunCgALRZ8xqRmuY&r=xk8Fl4raDLmGTq1ST7K3xl5vIXFGo1tBXiIt8x4CNvI&m=GP-G81JWhL3grMVusrEBNGRWZTaPpSKbAAkO1n6NlSk&s=Y3OBzIzXKsUmC59UVUvjLKBMXwjjkwMQickwrPECypw&e=>

Take a look and see what you think. Hopefully others will have recommendations for more tools that can replace the hard to find Echo pens.

Wink Harner
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Accessibility Consultant/Alternative Text Production
The Foreign Type
Portland OR
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On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 8:20 AM Heidi Scher <hascherdss at gmail.com<mailto:hascherdss at gmail.com>> wrote:
Hi all,

With the Livescribe Echo pen difficult/impossible to find at this time, we've been looking for possible alternatives to suggest to students. Is anyone familiar with the Moleskine Pen+ and the Moleskine Notes app?

It looks like it's similar to the Livescribe Pens that use a separate app for recording and linking to the written notes.

Thanks for any info you can provide!

Heidi Scher, M.S., CRC
Associate Director - AT
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