Summary: I have accumulated masses of cards at work and was going to buy another folder but decided to scan the cards in. Once I received the device and installed the software I was amazed at how quickly and accurately this device worked. From the dozen or so cards done so far it has been brilliant and very easy to use. The downside is I now have a couple of hundred cards to scan!
Summary: Excellent product - when received as paid for Express delivery but product did not arrive. Advised sent by Royal Mail first class post which I suggest is not express. Was then advised sent by Recorded Delivery and arrived promptly. Optical recognition somewhat suspect at times.
Summary: Bought this light to use with my netbook. It has 8 very high brightness LED's and a slide switch that allows you to switch all 8 on or only half of them. I find that using 4 is fine. The LED's are quite directional though, producing a concentrated area of light rather than a flood. If that's what you want, then fine, but I wanted a softer more diffused light that would spread and illuminate the keyboard more evenly. So a slight tweak to the design..
Summary: If you are in business and attend networking events or even if you want to keep your clients details in order this is a first class product. It scans in details from your cards and files them into a mini database. It saves a great deal of time, works really well and when peoples details don't come through is easy and quick to manually add. In short it's a brilliant time saver.
Kensington PocketScan Business Card Scanner Ref 1500112
B. Healy "ilsonbhoy", Amazon
11 June 2009
Summary: I was a bit sceptical about how accurate ocr would be. But this little scanner is one of the best tools I have ever bought. Not infallable and entries do need some checking and the occasional rework but worth every penny. Nigh on 200 entries in one session.
Summary: Having trawled through the options, I opted for this one as it looked fairly neat and simple to use. So far it's not disappointed. It can bend to the angle you want and you can fold it away to put in your laptop bag. It gives off enough light to see the keyboard - plus you can use it to keep the screen brightness up when watching a DVD.
Summary: What an excellant little scanner, complimented by the provided software. It is easy to use & allows you to modify any details that are missed. The download functions allow the data to be stored on palms & other windows CE based handhelds with ease. To early to say whether reliability will be an issue, but so far so good & would certainly recommend this item to organise your business cards.
Summary: Bought from Amazon. This is a fantastic light, and much better made than any of the cheap ones you see. Also, I was very surprised by how bright it was. It uses 8 ultra-bright LEDs and the brightness is pretty comparable to a desk lamp, so extremely useful! I'm not sure what the other person who rated this one star was talking about power-wise - it only seems to use 400mA at full brightness, which is in the USB spec.