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Planon DocuPen RC800

Planon DocuPen RC800
alaScore 81

98 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Planon DocuPen RC800. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, 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 RC800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Planon DocuPen RC800 from The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on

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This summary is based on the product: Planon DocuPen RC800 - Hand-held scanner - 400 dpi - USB

May, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Planon DocuPen RC800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Planon DPENR700 Docupen R700 B&W Pen ScannerPlanon Docupen Color Handheld ScannerRC800 Umc Software 1GB Sd Micro Card Card Rdr Lthr Cse

May, 2016

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (

Planon DocuPen RC800


Whoever at Planon was responsible for calling the DocuPen RC800 ($299.99 direct) a pen scanner did the product a tremendous disservice. The DocuPen looks less like a pen than a baton—or, better yet, a magic wand—and it doesn't work like a traditional...

Scans without a computer. Built-in memory holds hundreds of monochrome scans. Small enough to take anywhere

At maximum resolution and color depth, built-in memory holds only two 8.5- by 11-inch scans

The DocuPen RC800 is far easier to operate than traditional pen scanners and much more useful.

Expert review by: Nate Anderson (

Promises, promises: a review of the Planon RC800 pen scanner


A pen-shaped, battery-powered document scanner might be a secret agent's dream, but the DocuPen RC800 is not that scanner (yet).

It works

Software package is dated, Low-quality scans, The "application videos", Looks like a $50 device but costs $300, All the plastic. Please, make it stop

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Kristofer Brozio (

Review: Planon DocuPen RC800 Color Handheld Scanner (DPEN-RC800)


What you need is a scanner that is small, lightweight, portable, self-powered and doesn't require a computer to work, sounds like something that James Bond might have in his fictional arsenal of cool gadgets, but thanks to the folks at Planon it's a...

Fast scanning ; Great quality ; Easy to use ; Well made ; Included carrying case ; Nice software included ; Portable ; Coolness factor built-in

Cannot batch process scans/pictures ; Must turn scanner back on after every scan ; Not compatible with all MicroSD cards

Despite the coolness factor of the DocuPen it truly is a great product, it scans quickly and easily and allows for a truly portable office.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Jerry Raia (

The Docupen RC800 Review


I have always wondered about these devices and wanted to give one a try. Personally I have no need for something like this, but I can see where such a portable scanner could come in very handy. This is the Planon DocuPen RC800 Portable Scanner.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Jason Jacobs (

PLANon DocuPen RC800 Portable Scanner


The DocuPen retails for $299 and at this price its not for the casual user needing to scan a few documents. With the built in memory, weight, rechargable battery, and size of the DocuPen its apparant that highly mobile individuals with disposable cash...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: K. Samwell (

PLANon DocuPen RC800


There is a new DocuPen model added to PLANon's ever-growing lineup. The RC800 is a full color document scanner that can store up to one hundred pages on its internal memory. If you have the need for a portable scanner, you won't want to miss this one.

Finally, I wanted to test this DocuPen out with something a little tough, and see if it can jump thru my flaming hoops. Final test, highest resolution, highest scan mode on a photograph. I realize this is not really its intended use, however, it is an...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Chris Leckness (

Review – Planon Docupen RC800


If you are in the market for a pen scanner, check out Paul's review of the Planon Docupen RC800. All in all, I like the solution that Planon has come up with.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Julie Strietelmeier (

DocuPen RC800 Handheld Color Scanner


Fast B/W scanning, Built-in MicroSD slot, Easy to use, Fast B/W scanning, Built-in MicroSD slot, Easy to use

Expensive, Built in memory only holds X full page color scans, Expensive, Built in memory only holds X full page color scans

Nov, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Planon DocuPen RC800


Handheld scanning made simple

Compact; high- quality black-and- white scans; fast full-page scans; MicroSD card slot

Pricey; average- quality color scanning

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Planon DocuPen RC800 pen scanner Review and Prices


Planon's DocuPen RC800 pen scanner is a unique and highly portable scanner with a rather hefty price tag. This scanner differs from traditional pen scanners, as it allows you to scan entire documents in a single pass rather than performing line-by-line...

Can do full-color and full-size scans in one pass, expandable memory

Expensive, very short warranty

Jun, 2006

Product Specifications

Planon introduces the DocuPen RC800 color handheld scanner - the latest technology breakthrough from the R&D efforts. Planon has been able to achieve full color 24 bit scanning in a remarkably compact and light form that provides you with the ultimate convenience. The RC800 is capable of storing 100s of pages into memory and it takes just seconds to scan a page. Choose the mode you want to scan: black and white, standard color or high 24bit color and the resolution from 100 to 400 dpi. Now you can scan your letters, color documents, pictures and bring them into Paperport software (included with the Docupen). The DocuPen is different from other pen sized scanners in that it scans a full page width and therefore scans the entire page including text and graphics in as little as 4 seconds. Other handheld and pen scanners only scan single lines of text or records handwriting and some scanners need to be attached to your computer whereas the Docupen overcomes these limitations. 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.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Planon System Solutions
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Planon DocuPen


Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Form Factor:Handheld
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:400dpi
Type:Hand-held scanner

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP