...mobile scanners that translate text to the screen. The Premium versions also allow you to store scanned text for later transfer to PC. Click an image below to select the pen you want, and get two languages for free!
Translates text to the screen.
Includes American Heritage Dictionary.
Recognizes 6-22 point size text, bold, italic, underlined, inverted text.
An opticard and built in character bar lets you input text manually.
Auto detects text for instant scanning. Just roll and scan.
Uses either infrared (IrDA) or the USB to transfer data.
Optical character recognition at 97% (based on standard font and size average) Preference setting for higher numerical and inverted text recognition level.
This mobile scanning pen comes complete with:
Plastic pen case.
Earphones with volume control.
Two AAA batteries.
"Getting Started" document on the back of the packaging.
How accurate is it? Answer: It's 97% accurate
How hard is it to use? Answer: If you have good dexterity, it's easy to use. How much dexterity do you need? Here's a simple test. Grab a text highlighter, and see if you can draw a straight line of highlighting in a newspaper or magazine. If so, you are good to go! If not, you are going to find the pen difficult to use.
Does it really read to you? You can't just wave it across a page and hear James Earl Jones reading the text. After you complete scanning a line or word, the pen recognizes the characters and looks up the words in its internal dictionary. It then can pronounce them in sequence.