Livescribe 3 Smartpen Takes Gold in Eighth Annual International Design Awards


Livescribe’s Latest Model Comes Out On Top in Prestigious Worldwide Design Competition

OAKLAND, Calif. – July 17, 2014 – Smartpen manufacturer Livescribe, Inc., together with design partner Whipsaw Inc., today announced that the Livescribe 3 smartpen has been honored with a First Place Gold award from the 8th Annual International Design Awards (IDA) Competition in the Media and Home Electronics category.

The Livescribe 3 is the fastest way to make handwritten notes useful on a tablet or smartphone. Customers simply twist a ring on the elegant black and chrome smartpen to begin writing and watch their words and diagrams appear in the companion Livescribe+ mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This latest addition to Livescribe’s line of award-winning smartpens is designed as a premium writing instrument, with the look and feel of a quality ballpoint pen combined with the intelligence of a mobile device. Notes and recordings can be sent to services such as Evernote, Microsoft OneNote, email or file sharing apps. Designed as the ultimate mobile companion, the smartpen demonstrates a dedication to design that the company has long prioritized to drive consumer adoption.

“The International Design Awards recognize both beauty and performance,” said Gilles Bouchard, CEO of Livescribe. “We are honored to add this prestigious award to the many accolades received by our new Livescribe 3 smartpen, which offers an elegant, simple and natural way to capture your notes.”

This annual competition recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design on a global level. The judges examined more than 1,000 entries from 52 countries, choosing winners for their achievements in terms of design, creativity, usability and innovation.

The IDA Gold is the most recent of a number of design awards that the Livescribe 3 has won this year. The Livescribe 3 smartpen also received a prestigious Red Dot Design Award, from the 60-year old global competition. In addition, the Livescribe 3 was a Good Design Australia Selection, and an Envisioneering/Showstoppers Best of CES: Innovation and Design Award winner. The stylish packaging has also won a Graphis Design Annual 2015 Merit Award.

The Livescribe 3 smartpen is available from Amazon, Apple, AT&T, BestBuy, Fry’s, Sprint, T-Mobile and More information on the Livescribe 3 is available at


About Livescribe

Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling customers to capture, search and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day. Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio, making the ubiquitous pen more useful in today’s world. Livescribe’s family of smartpens include the Echo smartpen, the Sky wifi smartpen and the Livescribe 3 smartpen, with complementary software for each platform.

Livescribe was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Oakland, California. The company has received funding from firms such as Scale, VantagePoint and Crosslink Capital, along with other participants. Follow Livescribe on Twitter at @Livescribe and on Facebook at


About International Design Awards

The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design world wide, conceptualizing and producing great work.

Farmani Group assembled IDA as the design sibling of the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards.




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