A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece on Livescribe Pen and how it can help you get more out of your Kindle. It’s true that you can take notes and bookmark documents right on your Kindle. But Livescribe Pen has a few features that Amazon should consider for Kindle 3.0. For starters, Livescribe allows you to record your notes in audio and link them with your text notes. That is an extremely useful feature. I am a heavy note taker. It helps me learn things better. But I often find myself struggling to make any sense of my notes after a few months have passed. Maybe I am a terrible note taker, but this problem is something that most folks have to deal with at some point.
With my Livescribe audio notes, I simply don’t have that problem anymore. I can leave notes for myself and listen to them at a future time. It’s much easier to remember things when you leave yourself audio+note reminders. Unfortunately, Kindle does not come with a voice recorder, which means you won’t be able to pull this off on it.
Not only can’t you record audio on your Kindle, you can’t link it to your text notes either. Amazon Kindle is a revolutionary device, but Amazon needs to go outside-the-box to help us read more effectively and enjoy a better reading experience. Being able to take Audio-notes is one way to help readers get more out of each and every book. Livescribe has had so much success with it, and there is no reason Amazon shouldn’t try.
Your take: should Amazon add an audio recorder to Kindle?