Summary: My first Docupen R700 was defective out of the box. Thank goodness I purchased it from DataVision through Amazon. Planon's tech support was at the ready to help me download all new software, etc. to determine why my scans were severely distorted.
Summary: As a court reporter for Alberta Justice, I have found the Docupen scanner an invaluable tool. Many documents are filed and quoted from in court. In times past, I would have to ask the lawyers for the documents they quoted from.
Summary: "The tool of all professional trades" Ask yourself , does a carpenter go to work without his hammer? or A baseball player without his bat? I am fortunate enough to have received a Planon Docupen RC700 for my birthday.
Summary: This is an excellent hand held scanner. It takes practice to use becaue you need to learn to hold it steady and move it quickly without jerking it. They have a phone number for help and I needed it to get the software installed.
Best thing available currently for portable scanning....
Daniel Houshmand "The Man, The Myth, The Legend", Amazon
24 October 2005
Summary: Although I would like some type of "high-tech" mobile scanner like Kiefer Sutherland uses in the show "24"....that's a few years off...LOL. Anyway, this thing is pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it.
Summary: I have been waiting for this product for a long time. Scanner pens only do one or two lines at a time, flatbeds and portable feeders are too bulky for a laptop bag. But this DocuPen is just a little bigger than a pencil and scan-quality of black-and-white text is good.
Simple and effective -- more useful than you might imagine
C. M. Johnson, Amazon
13 July 2005
Summary: The DocuPen is great. If you're a road warrior like me and want to have all the comforts of home-office with you when you travel, this is an indispensable tool. It is small and light enough to carry in a portfolio, and makes good-enough scans without difficulty (roughly fax quality).
Summary: I got it, installed the software, and it works really well. I now use it a lot more that I planned. Don't plan on photo quality scanning - use it for information that you need to keep, but don't care how it looks.
Summary: I had the previous DocuPen (DPEN-BW) model and it worked excellent to my needs as a lawyer. Now Planon introduces a new DocuPen version with rechargeable battery feature like the batteries used in cell phones/laptops, but in this case the R700 model recharges through the USB cable.