Scanmarker is an extraordinary invention of this era. It is a pen-shaped scanner. It is the very beneficial product for the student and the readers. You can scan any printed text and it appears automatically in any application on your computer. You will never need to retype printed text from documents again, letting you focus on getting your work done.
We had the opportunity to try it out for ourselves. If you’re wondering what this unique invention can do for you, we’ll help you find out.
When we first opened the box, we were surprised at how beautiful the Scanmarker Air was. Its size is comparable to that of a utility knife. It’s somewhat rectangular in design, with large face gently tapering towards the slim back. The cap pops off easily, and can be stored on the back just like a regular pen. When it’s removed, the clear glass tip can be seen. The tip is square, and protrudes at a slight angle from the base. Essentially, it’s a smooth lens with two guides on either side. These guides can be placed on top of any page. By dragging it across the page, just like a highlighter, the scanmarker is able to scan the words and convert them into editable text that can be accessed from any computer.
All you have to do is to just scan the Scanmarker across a line in your book, just as if you were using a highlighter pen, and the text will be automatically transferred into a Word or Excel document or into another application. The scanner has several modes to transfer data to your computer: ”Scan & Paste, Multiple Language Translation, Text-To-Speech, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Image Reader, and Business card reader.” It can even scan an image into your notes document. It “also functions as a personal reading guide, enhancing text comprehension, pronunciation, and reading autonomy for students and adults with reading difficulties.” It recognizes characters sized from 8 to 24 pt and optical resolution of 350 dpi. It requires a USB connection and will work for both left- and right-handed readers.
It is not difficult to use. It really works like magic. As discussed earlier, it is like a simple highlighter; run it over the lines in your book or article and the text transfers to your PC. The ultra-portable design lets you carry it anywhere.
Great tool for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities: Stay engaged as you read without breaking concentration. Scanmarker does the typing as you take notes. Scanmarker can also read text out loud to improve reading comprehension.
Scanmarker scans directly into the computer application or web browser of your choice, facilitating effortless retyping and sharing – whether you are using Word documents, Excel, Gmail, Facebook or any other application, the text appears directly where you would like it. Wherever you use your keyboard to type – Scanmarker instantly types it for you.
You can translate into over 40 languages. Simply select the language you would like to translate to, slide the pen over your paper document and the translation will appear right where your cursor is blinking in a matter of second.
No buttons, rollers, gears or moving parts to fumble with and no recalibrations when the light ambience changes. Streamlined for maximum efficiency and zero problems.
Watch Scanmarker in action:
The Scanmarker is a beautiful product and very easy to use, you’ll be able to get it up and running in a matter of minutes. The flexibility of the software means that you’ll be able to take it with you on the go, using your phone to automatically upload all of your scanned documents to your favorite cloud based service.
We’d highly recommend the Scanmarker to anyone who’s looking to scan partial documents as they read, or digitally store excerpts for later access.
That being said, we don’t think it’s a replacement for a full size scanner. If your goal is to scan complete documents in high volume, we’d recommend that you buy a portable document scanner.
If you are a student, a lawyer or just looking for a practical cool gadget, then this product is your wet dream.Sources: