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Mouse-Inspired Scanners

The Scanner Mouse is a Simple Click and Drag Scanning Mechanism

— October 7, 2013 — Tech
The Scanner Mouse streamlines the scanning process by putting the scanner into the palm of your hands.

The mouse, by Brookstone, creates instant digital copies of any document placed beneath the mouse. This includes anything from photos, articles, maps, receipts, business cards and even more detailed work such as art. A scanner button on the side of the mouse enables the user to point, scroll and click the document according to how they want to re-size and scan it. The image is then simultaneously transferred to the computer. The $100 Scanner Mouse also has a built-in editing software to change the size, contrast, brightness, orientation and zoom level of the chosen document, and even has an erasing function. Documents up to 16.5 by 11.7 inches in a resolution of 320dpi can be scanned.

The scanner is able to convert scanned text for editing in word-processing programs like Microsoft Word and Excel.
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