What Pen scanner should I buy?
August 27, 2007 3:44 PM Subscribe
I'm thinking of purchasing a pen scanner to use for my research. The Irispen, C Pen, and Quicklink lines seem to be the most commonly used. Can anyone advise me on which one to buy?
posted by historybuff to computers & internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know that this question has been asked before (and more than once), but each of these companies has released new models in the mean time, so I thought I'd ask again. My first consideration is ease of use--right now I underline my books like crazy, so anything approximating that would be great. And second, the quality of the OCR--this doesn't help me a huge amount if I have to spend *too* much time retyping what I've just scanned.
I'm buying this out of my research budget at work, so relative cost isn't an issue. And whether the scanner needs to be tethered to my computer or is a standalone is much less important than the factors I mentioned above.