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Plustek BookReader V100

Plustek BookReader V100
alaScore 79

6 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Plustek BookReader V100. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 Plustek BookReader V100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Plustek BookReader V100 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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May, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Plustek BookReader V100


The Plustek BookReader V100 combines a standard book scanner with optical character recognition and text-to-speech software to turn the written word into speech.

Can position books so pages lie flat. Scans, recognizes text, and starts speaking the text with a single command.

Although the software translates text-to-speech reasonably well, it still falls short of a truly natural-sounding voice.

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Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Roger Hibbert (

Review: Plustek BookReader V100


Do your eyes ache from slogging through the latest Harry Potter, waiting for the now-legal Hermione to finally let her hair down and get jiggy?...

Reads books to you at the push of a button. Platen glass goes right to the edge to accommodate books without strain. Turns text into MP3s for portability. Includes several accessibility features to help the visually impaired

The included software lacks polish and seems rushed. Squat, ugly looks make it seem at home in a cubicle farm. The reader voice may not screw up often, but when it does, it’s a doozy. High price nears gouging territory

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: Plustek BookReader V100


It is not everyday that a company takes an old, tried and true, technology and turns it into something potentially exciting and fun. That is exactly what Plustek is attempting with one of their scanners. No longer are scanners only good for turning...

Well here is what it all comes down to. I love the concept of turning documents and books into audio and listening to them on the go. However, either the technology is not advanced enough or Plustek just didn’t implement it correctly because the...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Christen Costa (

Plustek Bookreader V100 Scans And Reads Out Loud To You


Plustek Bookreader V100 Scans And Reads Out Loud To You

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (

Federico Lawrence


The Plusted Book reader V100 is the perfect scanner. It reads and and it speaks with excellent clarity. I am very impress with this scanner. This is an execllent product.

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: The Plustek Book Reader provides exceptional quality speech output The user-friendly magnifying tool can be used independently of the Book Reader system and it gives you complete access to all other programs you might need It is a one step process to create or save into PDF format and even can read PDF documents from the Internet Scanned documents can be saved in MP3 or WAV format This function provides the ability to enlarge documents to allow for an easier read It will allow the user to repeat any of the text with varying degrees with one button The word spelling function can enhance learning accuracy and pronunciation of words A useful and practical tool to rewrite or modify the scanned documents


Certification:CE, FCC, UL/cUL, TÜV


Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):4.3
Power consumption (typical):18


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plustek Book Reader

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):11.2 x 17.7 x 3.69
Weight (imperial):8.5

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (standby):4.3
Power consumption (typical):18


Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Type:Flatbed scanner


Color scanning: Yes
Film scanning: No
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP, 2000 / Windows XP, 2000
Mac compatibility: No
Minimum hard disk space:500
Minimum processor:IBM/Pentium 2 / Pentium II
Minimum RAM:128 / 256
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM\nUSB 2.0
OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP

Weight & Dimensions