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5.2 out of 10

PLANon DocuPen R700

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Expert Review

16 January 2006
  • Excerpt: If I never again see another printed document that has to be somehow sent instantly halfway around the world (and no fax machine in sight), it won't be too soon. Give me a tool that can quickly scan and digitize a couple of pages from a contract, reference or research report, and I'll show you a product that I'll buy on the spot.
  • Pros: Pros: It works and it's remarkably accurate. Text is scanned clearly enough to keep TextBridge and other Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software happy most of the time. As a highly portable scanning solution mated to a laptop as needed, the DocuPen makes a great tool that fits into a corner of your briefcase. Sized right, it handles US Letter, A4 and US Legal paper with ease and with sufficient internal memory for a useful amount of scanning. Well built and hardy...
  • Cons: Cons: The documentation is sufficient, cheerful and direct, but it's not always helpful. For example, on the back of the Quick Start card it states ". . . a red blinking LED indicates a [scanning] speed that is too fast—therefore slow down" but doesn't mention that most scans that are too fast also come out at least partly unreadable. In other words, if that LED blinks at you it's better to stop completely and start from the beginning. The DocuPen needs more RAM—8MB t...
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Overall 5

DocuPen R700

Pocket Lint
21 October 2004
  • Pros: Capture pages on the move, rechargeable battery via USB
  • Cons: Only scans in mono, only works with PCs, only two low res scanning modes
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Overall 7

PLANon Docupen R700

4 November 2005
  • Conclusion: Le constructeur Planon ne croit pas en la mort des scanners et commercialise un modèle de poche et à main. Autonome, le Docupen R700 se propose de numériser les documents lors de déplacements.
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