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Plustek BookReader V100

Plustek  BookReader V100
alaScore 79

4 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews from magazines and websites.

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 4 reviews)

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Souped-Up Scanner Belts Books Back at You

 

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? Rest your eyes,

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

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Plustek BookReader V100

 

Sounds pretty exciting, right? So exciting that when Plustek put out its press release about the V100, I had to spend the better part of a morning on e-mail explaining to people that it wasn't the exotic new gadget the press release implied; it wasn't...

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

The Plustek BookReader V100 offers a complete solution for libraries or similar institutions that want to convert printed material to spoken form for their visually impaired patrons.

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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...

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Consumer review by:

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.8in
Height:4.1in
Weight:8.6lbs
Width:11.2in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Plustek
Model:V100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plustek Book Reader

Scanner

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

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP