The Multifunctioning DBA

May 20 2009   4:32PM GMT

Iris Pen

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

My wife is still in school and she wanted a way to scan lines from her book into some application in order to print notecards. She found the solution and it works really well. Thought I would pass it along to you all. It is called the Iris Pen.—the-smart-handheld-scanner–.aspx?adwp=GGS-IP&gclid=COy5lY2oy5oCFRMUagodAHZK2g

This is a cool highlighter sized scanner with a pretty good OCR. It types what you have scanned into any application.  I have set it up on her Netbook and she is using Word 2007 with the Avery 5388 3X5 Index card template. It scans the text right in and then she can manipulate it in any way that she wants. Ie, bold, italic, hightlight, ….

If you are looking for a small handheld USB scanner that can scan directly into an application then this is it. I am sure that I will use it to make flashcards for me as well for the MCITP tests. I really think that it will help make my study faster as well.

Check it out.

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