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Planon DocuPen R700

Planon DocuPen R700
alaScore 75

91 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Planon DocuPen R700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Planon DocuPen R700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Planon Docupen R700 B&W Pen Scanner (DPENR700)

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Planon System Solutions DocuPen R700

 

This silvery, oblong gizmo measures 8 inches long by less than 2 inches wide, and it weighs a scant 2 ounces. A single button on the middle of the DocuPen R700 turns it on: press once and hold it to scan at the standard 100dpi resolution or press it...

Easy to use; ultraportable; scans fast.

Poor scan quality; expensive; doesn't work with Macs; scans in black and white only; text is illegible at small sizes; middling OCR software.

If you need an ultralight scanner that slips inside a deep pocket, dig deep into those pockets to splurge on the DocuPen.

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Docupen R-700 Rechargeable, Portable Scanner Review

 

Mobile scanners can make a lot of jobs easier, like taking a few pages of a library book with you. The tiny devices offer a level of flexibility and novelty that can make them perfect for certain jobs. The Docupen R-700 rechargeable by PLANon...

Before testing the scanner, I?ll need to work through installing the software interface

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DocuPen R-700

 

Too fast, too slow; there's no "just right" with the DocuPen

Completely portable, recharegable Lithium- Ion battery, lightweight at 2oz.

Below-average quality scans, poor Mac support, have to hold down pinching power button to use.

A different scanner

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Planon DocuPen R700

 

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PC Plus review: Planon DocuPen R700

 

The DocuPen is just about good enough for capturing blocks of text as images but, from our tests, it's very difficult to get accurate OCR transcriptions from books or magazines, which is surely one of its main uses.

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DocuPen R700 review

 

Billed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's smallest scanner, the DocuPen has a lot to live up to. The length of an A4 piece of paper and the width of a standard HB pencil you can't disagree on the size, but does that mean a lack of quality?...

Capture pages on the move, rechargeable battery via USB

Only scans in mono, only works with PCs, only two low res scanning modes

Really just a portable photocopier, you might struggle to justify the purchase

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Planon - DocuPen R700

 

A scanner is an A4-sized gadget which sits on your desk and breaks the spine of any book you try to scan pages from, right? It's permanently connected to your PC and is too bulky to ...

This is so nearly a great evolution of the scanner. It's independent, stores images itself and recharges through any USB port. The only problem is that it's hard to OCR images and impossible to know at scan-time if your scans are rubbish.

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Great product for everyone that likes mobility.

 

Once I take it out of my pocket, all eyes are on my DocuPen. After scanning a document or a picture from a tech magazine, everyone is asking me 'how much does it cost? It is amazing!" I enjoy the great functionality of it. It is highly impressive and a...

Once you buy it, you'll fall in love with it, since it becomes indispensable. No wonder it was entered in the Guinness World Book of Records

Great resolution, fast to operate, it is a must have in the document scanning from student to executive. Prices for every honorable pocket. After all, it was made by NIKOSHI Japan

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"Great product for everyone that likes mobility."

 

Once I take it out of my pocket, all eyes are on my DocuPen. After scanning a document or a picture from a tech magazine, everyone is asking me 'how much does it cost? It is amazing!" I enjoy the great functionality of it. It is highly impressive and a...

Once you buy it, you'll fall in love with it, since it becomes indispensable. No wonder it was entered in the Guinness World Book of Records.

Great resolution, fast to operate, it is a must have in the document scanning from student to executive. Prices for every honorable pocket. After all, it was made by NIKOSHI Japan.

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Planon System Solutions DocuPen R700

 

Once I take it out of my pocket, all eyes are on my DocuPen. After scanning a document or a picture from a tech magazine, everyone is asking me 'how much does it cost? It is amazing!" I enjoy the great functionality of it. It is highly impressive and a...

Once you buy it, you'll fall in love with it, since it becomes indispensable. No wonder it was entered in the Guinness World Book of Records

Great resolution, fast to operate, it is a must have in the document scanning from student to executive. Prices for every honorable pocket. After all, it was made by NIKOSHI Japan

Product Specifications

Planon introduces the DocuPen R700, a handheld scanner that operates on batteries for full portability purposes. The DocuPen is capable of storing up to 100 pages into memory and takes approximately 4 to 8 seconds per page. The DocuPen is different from other pen scanners in that it scans a FULL PAGE width and therefore scans the entire page including text and graphics in just 4 seconds. Other handheld and pen scanners only scan single lines of text or records handwriting and cannot scan graphics making them much less practical. In comparison, the DocuPen is truly a breakthrough in technological development because it fully realizes the potential of what other pen size scanners tried to accomplish. The need for convenient out of office scanning is enormous but has not been satisfied because the products to date did not fulfill that need adequately. As the fax evolved from the telex, to successfully satisfy its communication need, the DocuPen is the practical solution to the pen scanners finally opening the market for wide spread acceptance.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in/0.7in
Height:0.7in
Weight:2oz
Width:8.3in/8.5in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Planon System Solutions
Model:R700/R700 Professional
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Planon DocuPen

Scanner

Form Factor:Handheld
Input Type:Monochrome
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB/USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:200dpi
Max V-Optical Resolution:200dpi
Type:Hand-held scanner

Service & Support

Type:90 days warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP