Complete-size scanners and multifunction printers that scan, fax, and print are so 2009, right? And excellent luck lugging one of those vast beasts around with you on the road. Input the PlanOn DocuPen Extreme X05, a scanner that has the form and size of an additional-long pen, and sets in your pocket. It is constructed for travelers who require to scan files on the go.
The PlanOn DocuPen Xtreme X05 is the low-end edition of the DocuPen X series. The DocuPen Xtreme X10 and Xtreme X50 have a pair of additional characteristic (and a bit of additional price). The X10 arrives with a 12-volt car adaptor, while the X50 characteristic a direct case, a retractable Universal Serial Bus cable, and a higher resolution for scanning.
The DocuPen Xtreme X05 arrives with a stand-alone Universal Serial Bus cable, a software CD, and a leather case in the box. Our review unit arrived with 64MB of inner memory and a maximum scanning answer of 600 dots each inch; it links to a computer through Universal Serial Bus or Bluetooth.
At 211mm, the scanner is nearer in length to a bread stick than to a pen. It is too lightweight and it has 4 physical keys as good as an OLED display that displays data on battery capacity, resolution, scan manners, and date and time. Unfortunately, the silvery plastic buttons experience cheap for a machine: Every button has a different quantity of give, and the choose/circumstances buttons are difficult to press. The X05 too has an expansion port for a Micro Universal Serial Bus card, permitting up to Two GB of expanded memory.
Utilizing the pen scanner is pretty easy. Settings and choose buttons occupy either side of the OLED display, and PlanOn puts a Bluetooth power key and a regular power button a little farther up the pen. The buttons are not labeled, which is an inconvenience with any machine that acquires utilized just intermittently.
To scan a file, you place the pen at the top of the file, with the OLED display on the left. Turn the pen on utilizing the power button, and then utilize the choose/settings buttons to select your settings. When you are ready to go, easily slide the pen slowly down the file from top to bottom. If you begin moving the pen so rapidly, the OLED display will pop up a warning suggesting you to slow down.
If you require something that can scan high-resolution complete-colour photographs, this is not the machine for you. The DocuPen Xtreme X05 is, first and foremost, movable, still at few sacrifice in scan quality.