Summary: I purchased this item for scanning my expense receipts while travelling on business. I used to have to carry all the receipts home and scan them in manually. I was skeptical due to the bad reviews here but this turned out to be exactly what I need. I have scanned small restaurant receipts and full pages as well. It is quite easy to get a straight scan if you place the paper on a flat surface such as a desk.
Summary: I needed it to get information from the library. To avoid sitting and copying and to be able to get it fast without spending my valious time there. The DocuPen did it great. The first time is rather time consuming until getting it right but afterwards it turns to be a great accesory. A useful suggestion: take your laptop with you to transfer and check every few pages. Use it in 200 dpi.
Summary: I found the R700 to great little scanner if you just need to scan black and white on the go, it has enough memory on it to store about 500 pages, great for keeping track of receipts which you can link with quicken to really get on the budget track, But if you want to scan in color you need to get the docupen RC800 which is a bit more money but well worth it
Summary: I bought the Docupen for the use at work. Once I got the pen and set up it on my computer it was pretty easy to use. There was a slight glitch in the setting up the drivers with XP and finding them on the computer, remember do not install the drivers when the autorun screen comes on, rather install the PaperPort software then plug the pen in and find the drivers on the CD. Other than this issue, which is quite minor, I am really enjoying the use of the pen.
Works with Mac OS X; might be best for recent texts in Roman letters
Angelo O. Mercado "maom", Amazon
12 July 2005
Summary: I'm currently a grad student working on ancient languages, and, after learning that Mac OS X drivers can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website, I bought the DocuPen for research library trips. Though it takes some getting used to, I'm looking forward to getting a lot of mileage out of it. Test runs on texts seem to indicate that it might be best for texts that are not so old, in Roman letters, and/or printed not so small.
Summary: They call this a "Handheld Pen Scanner". That's not a good description of this excellent device. This product is a handheld PAGE scanner. An IRIS pen is a Handheld Pen Scanner. With an IRIS pen, you scan things on a word by word basis. Basically, you handle an IRIS pen like an outliner. Its very fast, but its also quite tedious if you have to scan more then a few lines of text. With the Docupen, you scan on a page basis.
Pros: This little thing is great for scanning on the go. To address some of the issues mentioned by users of the previous model (the non-rechargeable one), one only needs to run the calibration on the device to sort out a lot of the issues with crappy scans.
Cons: You definitely need to calibrate this thing before using it. If you don't, you will only get about %20 of your scans coming out legible. With calibration and a little practice, that number jumps to near %100. Another con is the slowness of transer bet
Pros: I have never thought it would have been possible to carry a scanner in my purse and scan pages of documents without turning on my laptop, in a few seconds. Has a very elegant leather sleeve, i am proud to pul it off my purse and scan my clients informatio
Cons: You cannot increase the memory, sometimes i need to scan 400 pages of documents on location, but i turn on my laptop and dump the images when the memory is full, i hope they can come out with a model where i can add more memory, like an SD memory card.