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IRISPen Executive 6 Digital Pen Scanner

2.7 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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  • This scanning pen works just like a highlighter: simply slide it over printed information from newspapers, magazines, faxes, letters, etc. What you get is real and editable text, right at your cursor
  • Text recognition, with the best accuracy ever; Enter words, sentences, excerpts off printed materials into your computer with less error rate than any previous versions.
  • 128 languages recognized - The IRISPen scans and recognizes an incredibly vast number of foreign languages; Up to 100% accurate
  • Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista, Mac OS 10.5-10.8
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Product Description

You scan it types! Highlight the information you need and the information is instantly retyped directly into your application such as MS Word, Excel etc. What you get is completely editable text, right at your cursor. In other words, instead of retyping printed information, you can use the IRISPen to do it for you. Capture information from newspapers, catalogs, books, magazines, faxes, letters, etc., directly into your favorite application.

Quickly get your information
The IRISPen scans and recognizes 3 inches/8 cm of printed information per second. It's 30 times faster than manual typing.

Very Easy to Use
The IRISPen works just like a highlighter. Slide it over text and it is automatically retyped in your application.

Highly Accurate
The IRISPen scans and recognizes your text with an accuracy up to 100%

Convenient USB Port
USB powered, no batteries are ever needed.

Smart vocal synthesis
A state-of-the-art vocal synthesis reads back the scanned text for an auditive feedback, language pronunciation etc. Available in 1 of the 10 following languages: English and British English, Brazilian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Mexican, Russian, and Spanish.

Read 16 types of barcodes

Recognizes hand printed text and numbers

128 OCR languages

Extensive foreign language support enables the IRISPen to accurately recognize an incredibly vast number of foreign languages.

For both PC & MAC
Works on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
MAC OS 10.5-10.8

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name IRIS, Inc
Item Weight 2 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.8 x 7.6 x 3.2 inches
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Item model number USOA404
Number of Items 1
Manufacturer Part Number USOA404

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
2.7 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #159,409 in Office Products (See top 100)
#434 in Office Products > Office Electronics > Scanners & Accessories > Scanners > Document Scanners
#101,778 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available August 22, 2003

Warranty & Support

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I am a doctoral student in the humanities and I got this scanner because as I research, I like to copy passages on various topics into my computer for quick searching ability. This pen scanner has increased the speed with which I copy notes. There is a learning curve with this product. It takes a little time to get used to the feel of a scan that will turn out perfectly copied text. Also, I've found that if you take a few seconds to calibrate your pen before a copying session, it greatly improves the accuracy. I am a fairly fast typer 40 wpm, and I have typed out a passage, and corrected my errors, and then scanned the same passage and corrected the errors. I found that the pen was almost twice as fast. The software is aesthetically lacking and not completely intuitive, but it gets the job done.

While this product is not perfect in every way, it improves upon the other alternatives to digitize passages of text from books and reports.

I've used this product with both Mac and PC (XP). It has scanned text easily into Pages, and Word for me.

Customer service was a little difficult to contact, but eventually I was able to contact them, and they sent me the Mac version of the software free of charge via an e mail attachment. I don't really use the scanner for foreign languages, handwritten notes, etc so I can't really comment on those features.
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I am an academic and thought this product would be great for rapid scanning of book passages. Unfortunately, as is the case with earlier models both of Iris and other brands, about half of what I scanned was not correctly entered. I tried numerous positions and numerous books and numerous languages (English, French, German) but the same problem kept occurring. The bottom line: It is quicker and cheaper to type.
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About 30 minutes after opening the box I was able to scan with my pen and get very good accuracy. I have no idea what the other reviewers are doing, but mine worked well after less than 5 minutes of practice. I use my pen to copy a paragraph or two from books in order to discuss the author's viewpoint in MSN groups. I found that the speed of the scan is important in getting accurate results. Scanning at the speed I would normally read the text gives a result that needs very little cleanup using a spellchecker. I am not the greatest typist, and this product will ensure that I probably never will get much better.

Downloading the program from the enclosed CD was effortless, and I have not changed from the factory settings. IRISPen definitely gets a thumbs up from me. My wife says it looks like magic, and she is correct. As usual.
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I bought this originally to get some UPC information into my MacBook laptop without having to type. The first night I had this on my computer, I couldn't get it to work no matter how much I calibrated it. However, after finding out that I had to hold the pen still on a piece of paper while calibrating, it worked almost flawlessly afterwards.
In my classes, I can use it easily to quote essays with very good accuracy. For left handed use, they set it so I swipe the pen from the right side of the page to the left, which is much a much smoother motion. The only drawback happens when I get to the end of a line where the pen becomes creative. If the formatting n the paper that I quote off of puts a dash at the end of a line, the pen will try to make the partial word into a word in it's built in dictionary.
All in all, a GREAT value, and I am very pleased with this product.
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I am writing my dissertation and I was lamenting to my Chair how difficult it was to do the Lit Review portion as typing quotes and passages from books and texts was both mechanically and visually difficult (holding the book down, typing, finding my place back in the material etc.). He then suggested a pen scanner. He uses the ectaco pen. It is well-reviewed on this site. I was going to get that but it only works for PCs. I have a Mac. So I found all these scanners that supposedly works for the Mac, including this one. I wanted one real fast so the ones that were not sold directly by Amazon were out of consideration (I wanted overnight shipping which costs $3.99 with my prime account). The reviews daunted me as this product only got 3 or so stars. I gritted my teeth and went for it, thinking I could always return it. I got the product and wow! It works! The only thing it didn't do was automatically italicize a selection that was italicized in the original. I am known for reading instructions. So my advise to all the naysayers: RTFM. Now, in my real job as a school administrator, this has already become indispensable in the 24 hours that I got it. We are going through our accreditation and much of our data are on print and not digitized, it was a pain retyping the things I already did. I went through the next materials with the scanner . .. IT EVEN DOES TABLES! The amount of time it saves me is phenomenal. The text reading feature was cute. I can already see all the educational uses I can put this through. I am certainly going to have my teachers use this with their students. I got this from Amazon for $40 less than the others. Certainly a budget and time savings. Thank you IRIS!
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