The production of Senstone Scripter, a next-gen wearable voice recorder, started in Q4 2022. The announcement was made through social media and preceded by a number of increasingly visual hints, so there is a lot of detail to unpack (no pun intended).
Senstone Scripter Features
For those unfamiliar with the brand, Senstone specialises in wearable recorders for high-tech note-taking.
Senstone Scripter is marketed as “a unique wearable designed for instant note-taking” – and a direct successor to the company’s 2019 Scripter. It’s a small screenless device that can be attached to your clothes with a clip or worn around your neck as a pendant. A single button starts and stops the recording.
The most notable features:
- speech-to-text on the fly
- speech recognition for multiple languages
- high-quality audio recording
- can work offline
The packaging is small and minimalistic. This is what you can find inside the box:
- Senstone Scripter
- USB Type-C charging cable
- magnet clip and pendant
- lace with bayonet closure and magnetic aid
A QR code on the side of the package takes you to the user manual page. Another QR code links to the Senstone app on Play Market (Android) or App Store (iOS). There is no physical user manual available for Scripter, all to reduce the carbon footprint of its production.
Old Gen vs. Next Gen
The Kickstarter page used to fund the production of the recorder gives us plenty of info on the exact specs. More breadcrumbs gathered through the official social media account, and we know exactly how Scripter compares to the previous version.
- new gen: 19 languages
- 90% for old gen
- 99% for new gen
- old gen: 65 mAz battery
- new gen: 230 mAz battery (3.5x longer battery life)
Length of a single recording
- old gen: 3 min
- new gen: 60 min+ (20x longer recording length)
Storage capacity of device (excluding app)
- old gen: 248 Mbit
- new gen: 1 Gbit (4x more memory)
- old gen: 8 Khz
- new gen: 16 Khz (2x)
Other improvements include the new Bluetooth standard 5.1 versus the old 4.0 – 4.2. A professional-grade microphone allows for higher audio frequency and better quality of recording and AI processing.
Release Date & Price
The wearable recorder is scheduled for release in 2023. As of December 2022, the exact date is to be revealed.
As for the price, it’s going to be $229 for one unit.
There is no mandatory monthly subscription (pay-to-use) but you have the option to purchase the premium plan. It enables personalised dictionaries and some other perks accessible through the app.
If you would like to know more about Scripter, the AI-powered wearable recorder scheduled for 2023, visit the dedicated page on Senstone website.