Summary: The only thing worst than the scanner itself is the "instructions" that came with it. Doesn't make since--I buy a scanner that's portable and don't need my computer for off site work, but I need that computer to try and get some technical "help". The battery life is horrible and will drain without any use thus making one reread the "instructions" because all your settings dissappeared with the battery life.
Summary: I bought this for two friends and I have been using one for over 2 years works great when I take it into Libraries and history centers that have pictures I want to scan without taking them with me.
Summary: This little device will revolutionize the way you treat paper material! No more will the digital devide be an obstacle. Reviewing a document at a café on a day when all mail offices and copy centers are closed? No problem! Scan it, bluetooth it to your phone, and e-mail the other person a copy. Need to draft something digital up but your surroundings are not exactly the best place to use a tablet or laptop? No problem! Do it on paper and scan it in!
Summary: I value customer reviews and refer to them when purchasing items (especially expensive ones). So I needed to share my review with others. This scanner really works! I'm a college professor and like to scan things out of textbooks, etc. to make lecture notes quicker. I've used it for an hour or so and already have excellent results. As I get more used to it I expect near perfect results. I don't have to do anything special like use a ruler or turn the book upside down.
Summary: I initially submitted a review describing this product as terrible. However, after spending a number of hours frustrated with the results I finally found the solution to my problems. The solution lay in moving the brightness cursor in the scan test to the darkest possible position. Once I did this the success rate rose from less than 50% to around 99%. I'm hoping it will improve even further as I get used to using the scanner. One happy and relieved customer!!
Summary: I just received my IRISPen II and cannot believe how easy to use and accurate it is. I sat in my easy chair with my laptop on the table beside me and scanned in text from a book placed on a pillow on my lap (soft surface). I didn't take any particular pains; the scan was probably wavy, I used light pressure, and I did it fast -- just exactly like I would use a highlighter pen. The accuracy was 100%! I am amazed.
Summary: The IRISPen II Executive is the best scanning pen on the market as far as I'm concerned. I have tried the pen from C-Technologies and I have tried the pen from Wizcom and the IRISPen blew them both out of the water. The accuracy and speed was far better than the competing pens. This technology is amazing, much faster than if I were to type everything in. With the IRISPen I was even able to scan my signature in and attach it to my company emails.
Summary: I did a lot of due diligence before buying the IRIS Pen II Executive Scanner, including all the other pen scanner products on the market. I was initially a little put off by the fact you had to attach it to a computer via a USB cable to work. FWIW, I am using it with MacOS X 10.2.6 and a iBook. I have had it for over a month now, purchased in July 2003, and I LIKE it. I have primarily used it to scan text from photocopies of journal articles.