What is a Pen Scanner?
A pen scanner is a handheld device that allows you to scan printed text and convert it into digital text that can be edited on a computer.
Pen scanners are compact and lightweight, making them easy to carry around and use on the go. They work by moving the scanner over the text to be scanned, and the device uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to convert the image into editable text.
In terms of its design, a pen scanner looks like a pen or a highlighter, with a scanning tip at one end and a USB connector at the other. Pen scanners are widely used by students, researchers, and business professionals who need to scan and digitize printed text quickly and easily.
Benefits and challenges
One of the biggest benefits of pen scanners is their portability, as they can easily fit into a pocket or bag, allowing users to scan text on-the-go. They also typically offer simple and intuitive operation, requiring little technical knowledge to use effectively.
Pen scanners may struggle to accurately recognize text if the printed material is of poor quality or contains smudges or other blemishes. Additionally, the scanning process can be time-consuming, particularly when scanning longer passages of text. Finally, the resulting digital text may require additional editing and formatting in order to be usable, depending on the intended application.