Wizcom Reading Pen/TS

The Wizcom ReadingPen/TS is marketed as "a portable learning tool" aimed at people trying to learn English, how to read, or with reading challenges. The device is basically a text scanner with a text-to-speech capability. I was able to let an experienced teacher and a speech therapist try it out, as well as playing with [...]

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The Photolink One-Touch from Pandigital might be an easy way for people to quickly archive old family snapshots without needing a computer. It's a 600 DPI scanner that can handle up to 5 x 7 inch images and saves the files to a memory card using its built-in 5-in-1 card reader. The price is nice [...]

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Listen up, true believers!  Do you (like me) find yourself at the nexus of interests in gadgetry, collecting, and the artistic medium of comic books?  Intrigued?  If so, the IntelliScanner Comic Edition by Apparent may be your perfect storm. The packing was done very securely, with the contents encased in multiple layers of bubble-wrap.  And [...]

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The Scanning Digital Picture Frame from Hammacher Schlemmer offers a wealth of options for $199.95  It has an 8" TFT LCD screen with 800 X 600 resolution, and it has 1 GB of internal storage to store up to 3000 images.  It has a 300 dpi scanner built-in to make adding pictures easy.  You can display pictures, play [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Planon has updated their DocuPen scanners with the new X-Series line, which improves upon the DocuPen RC800 scanner that I reviewed 2 years ago. They are now able to support image resolutions of up to 600 dpi (up to 1,200 dpi for the X50) and feature a 200 MHz internal processor and 64MB Fast SDRAM [...]

Posted in: Gear, News

We’re a three laptop/one printer household.  Our printer/scanner/copier is several years old now, and it still works well – except for one thing.  It’s not wireless, and it’s stored in a cabinet with no desk space around it.  Printing requires connecting the laptop to the usb cable, balancing the laptop in one arm while getting [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear

I have a drawer in my office that is dedicated to receipts. When I get a new receipt, I just open it and shove it in. I don't organize them at all. Then when tax time rolls around, I kick myself for being so lazy. I think I found a cool solution to my problem [...]

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The KeyScan KS810-Plus Imaging Keyboard is a desktop keyboard with a built in scanner that can scan a full A4 size page in 5 seconds for grey scale or 15 seconds for color. It's capable of scanning documents in sizes of 2x3” to 8.5x30”, including plastic cards and drivers licenses that are 3.5x2.5” up to [...]

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Do you have shoe boxes full of 35mm slides and or negatives that you don't know what to do with?  Would you like to share memories with your kids or grandkids?  Do you want to remember what you looked like 20,30 or 40 years ago?  If so, the ImageLab Slide and Negative Scanner might be [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Camera Gear

I don't have very many 35mm negatives, but I know that my Dad has a lot of them. I'd love to get copies of all the old family snapshots from my childhood. The ImageLab FS-5T12 12 MegaPixel slide and negative scanner looks like a great solution. It can scan up to 2575 x 1932 pixels [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear

I've been using a Canon Pixma IP6000D color ink jet printer for quite a few years now. I haven't had any real complaints about it except for the fact that I've not been able to find ink locally for the past year or so. That's why I was happy to say yes when Epson asked [...]

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