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. They concluded that the product was defective and recommended replacement. Planon's RMA department (a disaster) took 1 1/2 weeks to generate a return number and could only promise a 3-4 week turn around for replacement.
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. Now with the Docupen, it takes literally a minute to scan the document I require which causes little inconvenience to them but ensures the accuracy of the transcript. It's portable, convenient and easy to use. I'm glad to have gotten this item.
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. I am an Insurance Broker and in a matter of 3 months have increased my annuity and insurance sales dramatically. I have sold over 1 million dollars of annuities and 80,000 in insurance premiums, not mentioning what I am still working on.
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. The directions weren't accurate but the help was free and they made sure I could use the scanner before we were done.
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. I have since upgraded the software to PaperPort version 9 and that works with the Planon driver. PaperPort 10 does not.
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. The two rollers is another nice addition, it allows for more parallel rolling/scanning of the page. Again I am simply amazed with the new rechargeable battery feature.
Best thing available currently for portable scanning....
Daniel Houshmand "The Man, The Myth, The Legend", Amazon
29 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. As far as text is concerned the resolution is adequate for my needs, and probably the vast majority of users. With regards to graphics, it is the only hand/pen scanner that can scan graphics, but with a limited resolution (200dpi). Overall, this docupen is great.
Summary: Easy to install and easy to use. I used to have the older model (DocuPen BW) but after knowing that the new model featured rechargeable batteries I decided to buy it (my son inherited the BW and now uses it at school) Since I bought my DocuPen R-700 I have been carrying it around with my mobile and my notebook and it is almost like having my whole office on the road. The scan quality is good for my purposes (it is 100 dpi, not a 1600 dpi flat bed scanner OK?
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. The pen has enough memory for 50 of my 8-1/2x11 text pages; so, I can do all of my scanning without being connected to my PC, then Uploading from the DocuPen via USB port at the end of the day is a snap.