Summary: This letter is a summary of my experience with PlanOn for the past 6 months. It all began innocent enough, I saw an article about the Docupen, and saw immediate possibilities for potential use. Over the summer of 2006 I was going to order the DocuPen 800 Pro, for I was going to have great use in my teaching environment with Worcester State College as well as Becker College, both located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Summary: We bought this scanner for scanning documents while traveling and the resolution and capacity are not as advertised. The resolution and quality of the scanned image is grainy and not clear at all. The scanner also holds a lot fewer pages than advertised.
Summary: Unfortunately, this was a very poor functioning item. The idea is great but the technology is simply not here yet. It did not scan properly no matter what I did. I do not recommend this item as I had to ship it back. Fortunately, I purchased it directly from Amazon and was only out of the shipping. If you are going to try this item, I highly recommend the same.
Summary: The DocuPen holds, at a maximum, 10 pages. When I called customer service about this, I was told that the unit's capacity was being exceeded because I was scanning "high resolution images." Photos? No. Pictures? No. I was scanning printed pages from books. Apparently the DocuPen can only hold around 10 pages of normal text.
Summary: This is a gadget with more promise than delivery. It was a retirement gift to me and I'm sure glad that not a penny from my pocket went toward the purchase. Difficult to operate and the end product is not worth the trouble. You have been warned!
Summary: This product looks and feels very flimsy. Do not be fooled by the flashy, metallic-looking picture. The plastic shell of this device is the quality of McDonald's toys. One would think that for $300, the company would at least commission a manufacturer that did not leave plastic whiskers hanging off the rims due to bad cutting. The buttons are hard to press.
Summary: After seeing several fair-to-good reviews on Amazon and a few other sites, I figured my office should try one of these. Not only did the sealed box fail to include the "calibration" sheet, but this thing is impossible to use. Pro's: --Compact --Sounds like a great idea Con's: --Unable to scan smoothly enough NOT to stretch/compress letters --Our sample had an uneven roller--it would "bob" up and down like an uneven wheel, distorting all scans --Paperport 8.0's OCR is...