Function

Livescribe

Echo Smartpen
$119.95 (2GB)

Livescribe

2GB Sky™ WiFi Smartpen
$149.95 (2GB)

Dane-Elec

Zpen

~$94.00 (1GB)

LogiPen

~$98.00

IRISnotes

$99.00-129.00

WIZCOM

Reading Pen

~279.00
Scanning handwriting
and converting
x
X
X
X
X

Scanning text converting
to speech
x
X



X
Record and playback
X
X




Use as mouse when connected to PC?


No
YES
YES

Special paper needed
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Ink refills


Standard
Standard ball pt refills
Standard

Memory
2GB
2GB,4GB and 8GM
1GB
stores 50 pages of text
stores 100 pages of text
holds apx
1000 pages
desktop software
X
X
X
MyScript Notes
MyScript
compatible with Microsoft
X
Easy notetaker
MyScript Notes

Search capability
X
Search key words
throughout notes
X
Keywords
X Keywords
X Keywords
Only with IRIS
notes Executive

Language translation



X
26 languages
X
22 languages
English and Spanish
Dictionary





X
can lock use and
password protect
O