Rakuten starts selling Livescribe 3 smartpen

The Japanese major online store Rakuten and the American company Livescribe yesterday agreed to sell a smartpen called Livescribe 3 on Rakuten Books.

As soon as you write on the accompanying paper notebook with the Livescribe 3 smartpen, the lines, letters or graphics you write get instantly displayed on a smartphone or tablet that has the Livescribe+ application installed. The notes are editable and searchable. Also, the hand-written letters can be converted into digital text.

Livescribe 3 Smartpen APJ-00016 - ¥19,336

Livescribe 3 Smartpen Pro Edition APJ-00017 - ¥25,509
It's the same as the above model, but it comes with 1-year use of Evernote Premium and a replacement ink cartridge.