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Dane-Elec Zpen

Dane-Elec Zpen
alaScore 80

15 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Dane-Elec Zpen. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Dane-Elec Zpen is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Egan (

Dane-Elec Zpen review


To communicate with your PC, the Dane-Elec Zpen has a receiver module that looks like an overgrown USB drive. A USB extension cable is provided for connecting it in tight spaces.

Accurate and intuitive, the limitations of ICR mean the Dane-Elec Zpen will be useful only to takers of neat, concise notes. If that sounds like you, and you can cope without a preview, the Zpen could be the ultimate, portable accessory for lectures...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (

Dane-Elec Zpen


Converting handwriting into editable text is a tricky task for computers at the best of times, so we were sceptical about the Zpen. It looks like an ordinary pen, and even takes standard mini ballpoint refills. But pen contains a tiny transmitter that...

Easier to use than to pronounce. Not perfect, but useful for sketching diagrams and for people with consistent handwriting.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (

Dane-Elec Zpen


The Dane -Elec Zpen, one of the newest digital pens on the market today, comes with a clip-on receiver which uses infrared and digitally modulated acoustic signals to allow the user to transfer handwritten notes directly into the computer or laptop....

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (

Dane-Elec - Zpen


The Dane-Elec Zpen is an interesting twist on traditional OCR devices and offers an easy way to take notes by hand and quickly transfer them to a computer. The package comes with a USB-compatible receiver and ...

Aside from suffering from some traditional weaknesses of handwriting recognition, namely that you need to write neatly and legibly to get accurate results, the Zpen is very effective and we can see it being useful for a range of purposes.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

Briliant! digitaal tekenen. Maar niet op een mac!


Afgezien van de prijs is dit een product waar ik letterlijk op zit te wachten. Werken de meeste tekenaars niet met een mac? Briliant voorbeeld van niet nadenken op de marketingafdeling...!

Dec, 2008

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Delivers what it is supposed to


Using either the fast or complete install guides found on the zpen receiver itself (USB key), installation is painless and straighforward. Overall quality of the notes is good (.eli or .PDF formats). Conversion using the OCR software bundled is...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Dane-Elec Zpen - Do Buy it!


I found installation to be fairly easy and the capture software runs fine on my XP machine. Output to PDF is really useful for meeting notes. The conversion to text (copy to Word etc) is generally OK, though sometimes I have to edit the odd word or...

Jul, 2008

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Dane-Elec Zpen - Don't buy it!


Virtually non-existent installation instructions and one of the supposedly bundled pieces of software is a promised future download. Only the capture software works with Mac OS despite all of the advertising bumpf clearly stating that the product is...

Jul, 2008