Summary: The unit works just OK. Has a difficult time with certain typestyles and numbers. Had to contact manufacturer's tech support twice. Even though they are just 25 miles north of my office, you can never get anyone to answer the phone, just e-mail and that may take days to resolve.
Beautiful and useful, but the advertisement is misleading
J. A. Mellina "J. A. Mellina", Amazon
13 May 2010
Summary: The pen is beautiful, elegant, and it reads what you write. The advertisement was misleading, because you would think that you would be able to see your writing in the computer as you write, and that is not true. For starters, you have to have it unplugged from the computer in order to use it. After that, you need to write, finish writing and pulse a button. Only then you are allowed to plug in the receiver into the computer and download what you just wrote.
Summary: I received my pen by mail late this afternoon. During the evening, while watching TV, I played around with the pen. Having read reviews here, I expected it to be difficult to use the pen at first but had no problem using the pen to scan. After a couple tries, I realized you have to line up the arrow and press straight and hard enough so the light stays on. I purchased this to enter info from receipts for tax purposes for my business.
Summary: I purchased this pen to help with Translating some books. If you use German you should have no problem but if you use Russian you will have to switch back and forth between Windows Language settings which can be annoying. In my opinion when the pen is connected to Your computer Via the USB port the Drivers should be aware that the System is a US English computer and do the conversion without changing Language settings within Windows.
Summary: I found the orignal Iris Pen II under Windows 2000 far superior to the Iris Pen Executive under Microsoft XP. Both the Iris Pen II and this new design does not integrate as well with Microsoft XP. Aligning the executive type pen with the text is far more difficult than with the II-type pen. The device does function and is faster than typing. However, the performance of the product has degraded under the XP operating system.
Summary: La verdad es que todavíano lo he adquirido pero estoy muy interesado en ello. Quisiera tener más información porque todavía no me he decidido y no se si hay en el mercado alguno que sea similar con mejores prestaciones o precio más competitivo. Por lo que he ido leyendo en otros foros hay todo tipo de valoraciones y eso es lo que realmente me tiene un poco perdido ya que tanto hay opiniones muy positivas como muy negativas.