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IOGEAR Mobile Digital Scribe - Digital pen - wireless - USB wireless receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The value for money also gets good views. There are some mixed views about the size, and there are some critical opinions about the reliability and build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the IOGEAR Mobile Digital Scribe - Digital pen - wireless - USB wireless receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for IOGEAR Mobile Digital Scribe - Digital pen - wireless - USB wireless receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of IOGEAR Mobile Digital Scribe - Digital pen - wireless - USB wireless receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com.

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build quality, reliability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: IOGear Mobile Digital Scribe GPEN200N (Black)IOGEAR Mobile Scribe Digital Pen with Flash Memory GPEN300 (black)IOGear Mobile Digital Scribe with Full Version OCR Software Included GPEN200NF1 (Black)

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Better than expected!

 

Read the instructions carefully. I recommend this pen. It is great. I usually rely on Newegg reviews but for this one I had to look elsewhere. I did buy it from Newegg though. Best price and convenience.

This is a great tool to have. I have recently moved from handwriting notes to editing power point slides from professors and reading everything online. That has reduced my bag weight significantly. Now all I carry is a folder and my laptop ; But for...

I have no cons so far ; But to answer the previous reviews. Carefully read the instructions and you will see how awesome this pen can be ; Remember not to block the clear tip of the pen with your finger and don't place anything in front of the sensor...

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Didn't work as I'd hoped

 

Hopefuly iogear will make what is a very good smart pen in theory into something that works in real life. I think the older versions of the pen might work better. Also, it's a standard ballpoint pen with blue ink and a tiny tip...which doesn't make for...

It's a great pen in theory...works away from the computer and on any type of paper. It can also act as a "mouse" or stylus when connected to the computer, which is great for inputting handwriting or drawings/designs. The bundled OCR software actually...

Unfortunately, the pen only works well in theory--the USB receiver did not stay charged for more than 20 minutes before running out of power, and it was very difficult to get the data from the pen onto my computer (the Autoplay on the USB receiver did...

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Great hardware, pathetic software integration

 

This product would be ok if you use a 3rd party software like microsoft Onenote. However, you cannot use Onenote 2007 with WinXP- neither component has handwriting recognition (after Onenote2003, recognition was passed to the OS- ie only Vista or above...

Lighter than a tablet, smaller & cheaper too

Software is appalling!!!-Technical support STINKS. Software is 2 parts: driver/ capture software & Myscript notes as the handwriting recognition/OCR ; When having software issues, we were unable to find the location of the uploaded files in order to...

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It Does What it Says

 

I have bought tons of techy stuff over the past 20 years and love anything digital. That being said, I have never written a review about any of the products. I felt this was worthy. And of course, because it's true, I have to include the obligatory...

Does just what it says it does well beyond the expectations I had for this device. And as a bonus, the pen actually is puts decent ink on paper. I make notes on anything and everything, with the Digital Scribe I have a ready backup easily transferred...

None really, wish the ocr software was better but that isn't why I got this

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Sad Sad Sad

 

Maybe a more expensive model is better but I sort of doubt it.

The digital pen would make a great toy for a child.

If you are "depending" on converting to text, FORGET IT.

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Works adequately

 

I have not had this device long enough to state whether it is heir to the same problems as the Zpen. It uses the same technology (Epos' positioning). However, I would recommend this for students and instructors.

Works well enough to be useful. Bundled software does a relatively good job of converting handwritten notes to *.rtf

The clips that hold the receiver to the paper are not functional. I have to use a banana clip instead. This is a design flaw.

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IOGEAR GPEN200N Mobile Digital Scribe - Retail

 

Not sure why the previous had an issue. Works great from the get go. The translate doesn't work well with my kids, but captures 99% of what I have written. Switches well between mouse and draw mode. Haven't taken it mobile yet, that's next

First shipment provided me with everything in the box but no pen. First time I ever had a big issue with the Eggsters and first time they gave me a less than stellar response. After some difficulties, they responded to the challenge, though at first...

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Returned

 

I would not recommend this product. I returned it.

None

Didn't work well when it worked at all. I had many problems with just turning on and off and when I did get it to work it did not capture all I had written on a page.

Product Specifications

Mobile Digital Scribe is the first device ever to capture natural handwriting from any surface, and store it in the receiver for future use. Based on a revolutionary electronic pen that uses ordinary ink refill to write on any paper, the Mobile Digital Scribe stores handwritten notes, memos or drawings for easy upload to any computer at your convenience. No special digital notepad is required. Additionally, if the Mobile Digital Scribe is connected to a computer, handwritten text and drawings are displayed directly on the computer screen.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:IOGEAR / ATEN Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IOGEAR Mobile Digital Scribe

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Form Factor:External
Type:Digital pen

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
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