Summary: I purchased this scanner because my professor wanted us to type each question before answering it. It works great. It accurately uploads the text you highlight. It took a little practice to scan smoothly. Over all it is a five and anyone who needs to add text from a book in their writing should get one.
Summary: I am writing my dissertation and I was lamenting to my Chair how difficult it was to do the Lit Review portion as typing quotes and passages from books and texts was both mechanically and visually difficult (holding the book down, typing, finding my place back in the material etc.). He then suggested a pen scanner. He uses the ectaco pen. It is well-reviewed on this site. I was going to get that but it only works for PCs. I have a Mac.
Summary: The Iris Pen totally cut my note-taking time in half! It is a great investment for college students who have to take lots of notes from textbooks. It is easy to learn and use. I recommend this product for anyone!
Summary: The accuracy of this hand held pen scanner is amazing! It has no trouble scanning old paperback reference books and textbooks. Wonderful tool for college students, researchers, and legal professionals. Especially useful for students with learning disabilities. *Please note: This item is a Pen Scanner for scanning documents and reading bar codes. It is not a fingerprint reader.
Summary: I bought this pen to assist me with my school work. It has really saved me a lot of time by not having to type everything out. There are times when it does not correctly scan the text, but that only happnes when the page is not flat. Otherwise, I would recommend this to anyone.
Summary: I recently received this product as a gift and find that the accuracy of OCR is quite high and intuitive on my Mac. It works much better than I expected it would. Because it has a wheel that tracks the speed of the movement, even my erratic scans work well. I really enjoy that I can use this product to scan directly into my Circus Ponies Notebook application that I use for taking notes, but there are many options.