This cool pen scanner works with Mac, Windows and Android devices. You can attach it wireless via bluetooth or use the included USB cable. The WorldPenScan BT works fine as a single line scanner, but the real appeal is in the translation functionality. You can translate between 200 languages, so this gadget could be very helpful to world travelers. Scan a line on a menu in Russian and instantly see the English translation on your iPhone. The World Pen Scan BT is not limited to text, you can scan images and bar codes too.
Maybe you like getting lost in foreign countries and foreign languages. It can be fun! But, you probably would like to know what you’re eating.
It’s not cheap … around 200 USD, but might be worth the cost for the right person who could make use of its features. It’ll sure make a great gift for a techie!
From the company: With WorldPenScan BT, you can scan information on any printed text including books, newspapers, flyers, and magazines wirelessly and easily get them translated into any foreign language with mobile devices or PC. No need to type anymore. You scan documents anytime, translate and share information anywhere. All data can be transferred into Win/ Mac or Android phones/ tablets with Bluetooth. It recognizes bar codes, OCR-A, OCR-B and MICR to apply in banks, libraries and logistics, etc.
Product Link: http://onlinestore.penpowerinc.com/products.aspx?sn=96
Play Store Link: https://play.google.com/store/
Wireless Data Transmission
- Scan and recognize printed texts anytime and anywhere. All data can be transferred into Win/ Mac or Android phones/ tablets with Bluetooth.
- Recognizes bar codes, OCR-A, OCR-B and MICR to apply in banks, libraries and logistics, etc.
Recognition in Seconds
- For Android phone/ tablet users, WorldPenScan BT can recognize more than 20 languages used most often such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean, etc.
- For Win/ Mac users, WorldPenScan BT can recognize nearly 200 languages. It provides you the most complete recognition solution.
- Support output formats such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iWork, email, and browser. So within minutes, you can get and edit the output of your desired format.
- Provide advance search function through Google, Wikipedia and YouTube with one click. You can get more information from all over the world easily.
- Scan printed text directly and get word by word translation in a matter of seconds. The dictionary and pronunciation functions make translation a hands-down affair.
- Provide sentence translation function. Reading foreign documents just gets simpler than ever!