News from Livescribe, com announced the Echo 2 pen is available for pre order at a price of $149.95. Unavailable for more than a year, it appears it will be coming hopefully soon. It’s great news for individuals looking for assistive note taking options!
The Livescribe Echo pen for more than a decade has been a recommended assistive pen used for note-taking for both students and employees. The Echo pen is a rechargeable pen (with USB cable) that scans handwritten notes while voice recording and synchronizing both recording and handwriting information using specialized dot matrix paper. The Echo pen and Livescribe Notebook with dot matrix paper allows the user methods of listening to the recorded directions or lectures by tapping the handwriting on the specialized paper to review or gather missed information. The Echo pen notebook looks like a standard notebook and the Echo pen is discrete looking, only a bit fatter than a Sharpie marker. The Echo pen is very simple to use, offering individuals who prefer handwritting notes a standard handwriting method supported by voice recordings information presented for later review.
The Echo pen was a frequent choice for students who have difficulty taking notes during presentations with dense information, fast paced lectures or for employee or work meetings to gather detailed information they may miss (pending permission to record). Clients using the Echo pen were varied with individuals with learning disability, mobility impairments such as CP, an arm or hand injury, individuals with autism, attention deficits or those with mental health issues. Given its ease of use and discrete appearance, clients found the pen a great assistive note taking option. It is great news that the Echo 2 pen is coming back as an AT tool to support persons with a disability.
As indicated on their website, Livescribe is offering Pre-ordering the new Echo 2 Pen. No delivery date is projected at this time.
While the Livescribe is taking pre-orders for the Echo 2 pen, other accessories are available on their website or Amazon such as Livescribe Notebooks (dot matrixed notebook paper used for all models of Livescribe pens) or the Livescribe Symphony Pen which requires an electronic device ( Smartphone or tablet) to voice record.
Many clients are looking forward to the availablity of new Echo 2 pen! Stay tuned for more information when delivery is available.
Carol @ OT’s with Apps and Technology
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