The mobile, self-contained, hand-held Quicktionary TS Premium scanning pen allows you to scan, define, translate, hear, and store 20,000 lines of editable text. Transfer to your PC later, or scan directly into your Windows applications. Onscreen translations and American Heritage English Dictionary definitions. Reads scanned English text aloud (earbuds included).
TS v. Premium
What's the difference between the TS and the Premium? The Premium is the TS, with the additional functionality of allowing you to store and transfer up to 20,000 lines of text. If you don't plan to transfer to PC, get the TS. If you want to store and/or transfer text, get the Premium.
How it works
Inside the tip of the Scanning Pen: Quicktionary TS Premium Translator is a highly sophisticated electronic eye that helps simplify your life. This eye enables you to scan different types of information from the printed page into your scanning pen. The Scanning Pen: Quicktionary TS Premium Translator processes this information via Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and performs other subsequent tasks so it reads the text you just scanned.
Translate from another language into English (on screen), or from English into another language (depending on the language set you buy).
Look up idoms/phrases.
Listen to scanned text.
The Scanning Pen: Quicktionary TS Premium Translator scans and recognizes printed text in a wide range of font types and point sizes (6-22 points up to 8mm) and in a variety of colors on contrasting backgrounds (except red on white).
Windows versions for transfer function
Touchscreen (incl. virtual keyboard and icons)
XP, Vista, W7
Text Menu (as opposed to touchscreen)
English dictionary (American Heritage)
Speaks stored notes by paragraph
Speaks word or line of text
Dictionary word history (80 words)
Speaks dictionary definition
Scanned text storage (max # lines)
Transfer to PC, PDA, Smartphone
Scan directly into Windows applications
Scan non-English text
Educational word games
Upgradeable via separate purchase (instructions come with pen).
Optional accessories available for purchase
Accepts USB cable
Size: ergonomic 6 inches x 1 x 1, lightweight 3 ounces.
Built in English Text-to-Speech technology pronounces scanned words aloud.
Recognizes 6-22 point size text, bold, italic, underlined, inverted text.
Auto detects text for instant scanning. Just roll and scan.
Optical character recognition at 97% (based on standard font and size average) Preference setting for higher numerical and inverted text recognition level.
Completely mobile. Uses 2 AAA batteries.
Enjoy the ease of maneuvering easily between these three popular language options on one lightweight scanning pen.
Voice: The built-in voice provides immediate word for word or pronunciation of a single word, or line of text for you, at the touch of a button. Great for international students and frequent US visitors.
Word Recognition: The Scanning Pen: Quicktionary TS Premium Translator recognizes over 300,000 words and expressions. The Scanning Pen: Quicktionary TS Premium Translator reads a wide range of printed fonts and sizes, including inverted and hyphenated text. It even includes an OptiCard for entering words that you cant scan, such as street signs.
Left-handed support: If you're left-handed, don't worry! The Scanning Pen: Quicktionary TS Premium Translator can be set for convenient left- or right-handed use.
Light and small: It fits in your pocket and, at only 3 ounces, is very light.
The Quicktionary TS Premium Scanning Pen has the ability to scan, store, and transfer up to 20,000 lines of editable text. You can save text can onto your pen and transfer to your PC at a later time, or you can scan and transfer text directly into most Windows-based applications.
In addition, it has all of the features of the Multi version, which are:
Recognition of a wide range of printed font types and sizes (6-22 points - up to 8mm), including inverted text on contrasting backgrounds (except red on white, white on red, blue on black and black on blue).
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.
Comprehensive translation that extends beyond the simple, most frequently used meaning of the word.
Direct look-up of idioms/phrases.
Identification of inflected words and the display of their corresponding entries.
Recognition of over 300,000 words and expressions per dictionary.
Multiple preloaded dictionaries (dictionary combination differs depending on product purchased).
History option enabling review of the last 80 looked up words.
Audio word pronunciation with text-to-speech (TTS) technology using built-in speaker or earphones.
Recognition and automatic merging of hyphenated text.
Two display modes: Toggle between abridged and complete definition/translation display.
Displays up to five lines of text on a high resolution touch-screen.
Virtual keyboard for manual word insertion or text editing (using the included stylus).
Auto-complete function when inserting words using the virtual keyboard.
Interactive games for practicing and enhancing vocabulary using the reviewed words list (History) or entire dictionary list (not available in all products).
Quick and easy navigation with the icon-based menus
Right/left handed support.
Auto shut-off feature to preserve battery life.
Supports various user-interface languages.
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.
The Scanning Pen: Quicktionary TS Premium Translator is a mobile, multi-function, hand-held scanning translator that can scan a word or a full line of text and provide immediate word-by-word translation, including idioms and phrases. Also provides audio pronunciation of individual words or full lines of text in English.
Translating and storing business records and legal documents.
Translating travel documents.
Research of any kind: college research papers, legal work, engineering applications, scientific research.
Using the Scanning Pen: Quicktionary TS Premium Translator
If mobile: carry your pen with you, leave your computer behind.
If at your office: use the pen without tying up a computer.
Use it just like a highlighter, without marking the page.
Save time, save money.
Translate words that exceed your Spanish or French vocabulary.
Get definitions on the fly; no need to search through a paper dictionary
Slash the time needed to conduct research.
The Scanning Pen: Quicktionary TS Premium Translator even helps expand your vocabulary. It retains the last 80 words scanned, thereby assisting you in actually learning the words and understanding the text.
Perfect for foreign language students, ESL students, travelers, and people working in environments where various language skills are beneficial.
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.
Worked right out of the box, something I definitely am not used to! It scans a whole line, but can translate only one word at a time. It would be better if it could just scan and then translate whatever you scan automatically.
Quicktionary TS Premium (Japanese), 8.18.2013
Reviewer: Tim (Sacramento, CA)
Excellent customer service! Answered all my questions and shipping was fast! Pen works great, a little bit of a learning curve to scan perfectly, but accurate and a huge help! Reading Japanese characters has become so much more efficient. For those looking for Japanese to English, this is the pen to have! Gives the hiragana for pronunciation and the English translation.
Great service.5+ Would recommend.
Have purchased a Quicktionary pen from Mindconnection and received the item in time. Was happy with transaction too. To my regret it wasn`t type of a translator suitable for me, so the company have refund me the money with no problem and have been very helpful and polite.