Excerpt: For those of us without assistants, manually entering business cards into our address books is a task so torturous that we might start thinking about hiring someone-you know, maybe just part-time. Or we could drop two Benjamins on a machine to ease the task.
Pros: Supremely easy to use-just stick in a card and push enter. Idiot-proof transferring wizard. It’ll even scan your own card and export it to Outlook or Lotus Notes to use as your email signature. Pulls power from your USB jack, so there’s no cord jungle.
Cons: PC-only (come on!), and commonly misreads, of all characters, the @ symbol. Also has a problem with “W,” but then, who doesn’t?
Conclusion: If like us you've got that large stack of cards on the desk then this is the device to get electronic without having to type in all the details manually. Yes you have to be cautious of mistakes the OCR software makes, but then on average it gets it right.
Pros: scan business cards in seconds
Cons: Can't use it for anything else, OCR software isn't perfect