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Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

Monday, June 13th, 2011

I bought myself a Livescribe Pulse Smartpen recently when All IT had a promo for the 2GB smart pen version. The Livescribe pen was in my mind for quite some time, but the price tag sort of put me off. The idea of digitizing what you wrote as well recording notes while writing your notes is an intriguing idea.

When the offer price of RM399 for the 2 GB Livescribe Pulse Smart Pen came about, I decided to do a bit more research before plunging into it. I found that the smartpen is also offered in Amazon and at a much cheaper price too! Even if I were to include the shipping cost all the way from USA to Malaysia there is indeed a huge cost savings! Especially if I were to go for the Livescribe Echo Smartpen with 4GB memory storage the savings were very substantial.

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

I didn’t order it via Amazon was due to the warranty issue. Since nowadays digital products defect rate is rather high. I can attest to the fact of the many warranty claims that I have gone through for the various IT and electronic products. The defect rate is hovering between 5 to 10% so a 1 in ten chance that I might get a defective unit. So better pay more for locally sold product. Would have like to get the Echo 4 GB smart pen though! But the price wasn’t very attractive at RM699! Besides, I’m not too sure whether I would be able to fully make use of it. (more…)