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Planon DocuPen R700

Planon DocuPen R700
alaScore 76

113 reviews

Jun, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Planon DocuPen R700. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, 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 Planon DocuPen R700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Planon DocuPen R700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Planon System Solutions DocuPen R700 review


Planon DocuPen R700 The Planon DocuPen R700 won't win any imaging-quality awards, but if you absolutely must scan documents on the road, this is a handy device to pack in your bag. We have to admit, there are definitely instances where being able to...

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.

May, 2005

Expert review by: Developer Shed (

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

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: (

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

Jun, 2005

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Planon DocuPen R700


Expert review by: Simon Williams (

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.

Dec, 2004

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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.

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: malhomsi (

the worst buy I have ever made


hello, you pay 350 bucks for a piece of plastic that can be used for nothing. I bought 3 memory card in order to find one that can be read by this machine. very slow transferring images the most difficult driver to install. you going to waste ...


week plastic , very expensive , bad customer support, low quality scanning, unacceptable software.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: jeabraham (

Indispensable if you want to go paper-free


Portable, fast, easy to scan, scan without your computer

Resolution and bits/pixel are low ; scans not always straight

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: jeabraham (

Indispensable if you want to go paper-free


There is a lot to love and hate about this scanner. You'll love the fact that you can scan documents anywhere, without having your computer with you, on battery power. You'll hate the quality of the scans. You'll love how fast it is to use, even ...

Portable, fast, easy to scan, scan without your computer

Resolution and bits/pixel are low ; scans not always straight

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: texzen (

Performs as Advertised


I purchased this device for pulling things from magazines and books. The DocuPen is simple set up, though the accompanying documentation was poorly written and seemed to not have been revised with information pertaining to the most recent version of...

Portability (why else would you buy it?) Batteries charged via USB.

Documentation not comprehensive or current. Pricey.

Dec, 2005

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



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


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