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IRISPen Express 6 (Mac/PC CD)

Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS X
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
Price: £99.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Read text and numbers
  • Up to 100 % accurate
  • Recognise 128 different languages
  • Direct insertion of recognized data at the cursor place like if you had typed it!
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System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS X
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 50 g
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  • ASIN: B000V9MD46
  • Release Date: 1 Sep 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,223 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The IRISPen Express is an intuitive text recognition handheld scanner.

This handheld scanner works just like a highlighter: simply slide it over printed information from newspapers, magazines, faxes, letters, etc. What you get is real and editable text, right at your cursor.

Product Description

IRIS - Consignment IRISpen Express 6 UK

Customer Reviews

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent pen 3 Jun 2008
By Rog
I have used the IrisPen Express for a few weeks and have found it really excellent. Once you get used to it, is possible to scan things in very speedily (one to two seconds per line). Providing the print is not really compressed together, there are few mistakes. However in order to get the best results I offer the following tips:
1) Do not use in bright light, e.g. in front of a window.
2) Do not set to "small print" except for the very smallest fonts.
3) Learn to start the scanning at exactly the beginning and end of lines.
4) Reset to factory settings (file menu) if you start getting gobbledegook.
If you follow these guidelines the results will be very good and much faster than typing. I can heartily recommend this product.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! It works... 17 Jun 2008
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I have only had this installed on my computer for about three hours and I find it to be an excellent product. It seems to me to be important to read the instructions on how to use the pen. Having taken the few minutes to do this I found that a few minutes of practice got me to getting good results almost every time. The times it didn't work I can put down to user error!

This is a good product for scanning small bits of information to save having to retype it. Remember to practice before you use it when you are depending on its input and I think you'll get good results more often than not.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little device 27 Sep 2008
I am studying a MSc in project management, the course is research based and i am a slow typer and a generally lazy person so anything that can give me more time to bum around rather than typing 20,000 word dissertations interested me greatly. Reading the reviews it was a difficult decision to part with the cash for the pen as everyone seemed to have different experiences with it. I am so glad i purchased the great little pen, for me it is pretty much 100% accurate, it scans straight into word (for mac) underlining in red grammerlicious errors so its easy to spot anything that confused it. it is great as a study aid as it forces you to read the text during scanning, and again checking the document, rather than concentrating on typing. it is just sooooo much faster, 1-2 seconds a line straight into word. i use a mac, not sure if that makes a difference with the software but in reviews mac people seem to have a much higher success rate. my advice, buy it, it will change the way u work and study for the better, if you're hamfisted and cant use just return it and get your money back.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The second one I received worked well 16 May 2010
By NShufti
I bought this product with high hopes, but was utterly disappointed with the total gibberish it was spewing. I decided to take a risk and assume that I had a faulty one and get a replacement rather than my money back and I'm glad I did. The second one seems to work pretty well and does what I hoped it would.

It doesn't take much practice and seems to handle quite fast scans too. The software is basic, but quick to setup and easy to use. It seems to work with any program too. (I use openoffice for a lot of my work and there have been no compatabilty problems. It also scans into email.

On the negative side I don't think the feel of the pen is particularly good. It feels (and looks) plastic-y and cheap. And using the USB cable adds to the generally un-elegant user experience. (a wifi or bluetooth version would be great in the future)

I would have liked a slighty better product experience considering the price, but in the end it does what I want it to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 25 Nov 2009
I bought this pen to replace an old C pen but I have found it doesn't work nearly as well as the C pen and I regret saving the extra few pounds. It is over sensitive and stops scanning very easily. It would usually be quicker and easier to type it in myself.IRIS Irispen Express 6 USB Pen Scanner + free 2 years' guarantee Specialised scanner Scanner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Yasmina
I have had this pen scanner for over a month now and I have to admit it is good, however for the price I paid I expected it to be much better. It saves me hours of typing up notes from textbooks, but I have to watch what is scanned carefully because usually it adds odd symbols to words or misses the first letter of the sentence. The problem only worsens with smaller print. I also have to re-caliberate the pen every time I use it which is annoying otherwise it will scan gibberish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. And it works most of the time 17 Nov 2010
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I need to scan the odd paragraph of typed text from huge numbers of documents. This does the job pretty accurately and works backwards for me as a left hander. It imports the words into Word. Yes, there are errors, especially with close spacing between lines, but for most things it works a dream. I still need to check and edit what it produces - I would say it is about 75-90% accurate depending on what is scanned.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed 1 Feb 2010
This product is very very good. I am using it for preparing revision notes. The first time I used it, it took me some time to get used to the product. I thought I might have made a mistake purchasing this. After a few times, now I am very comfortable with it and I am surprised how fast you can scan it through words. Sometimes the words on handouts were not as clear as say words printed in the books, the pen can still pick them up with very little mistakes. I would definitely recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly with Mac OS
I had my doubts about this product but it is amazing. It saves me a lot of time. Now I'm writing my dissertation and I can easily scan the text that I highlight on textbooks or... Read more
Published on 28 May 2012 by Martin Meléndez
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply awesome
I was very apprehensive about buying this because it seemed from other reviews that either it was an amazing product or it stopped working after a week. Read more
Published on 7 May 2012 by Neil A
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated
I genuinely can't understand why so many people are having problems with this item.

I'm now on my second one: I had the original Irispen which doesn't work with Windows... Read more
Published on 29 Feb 2012 by Lynne
1.0 out of 5 stars My Iris Pen Dosent Work !!!
I bought an Iris pen a while back and it didnt work on my PC. When I complained to the manufacturers they all but totally ignored me and sent me around in circles to other branches... Read more
Published on 28 April 2011 by reviewer1
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
Very disappointed with this pen. I admit to not being a computer genius, but I don't usually have a problem installing things - you just follow what the cd tells you! Read more
Published on 25 Mar 2011 by ejl
1.0 out of 5 stars Not compatible with Windows 7
I bought this and the first pen they sent me didn't work. After a lot of hassle they agreed to send another, which then didn't work with Windows 7. Read more
Published on 15 July 2010 by Tom Harris
3.0 out of 5 stars it works well
It is a good device. Pity it won't recognise hand written documents.
What it does, it does well
Published on 24 Jan 2010 by David Mackay
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointing
Very frustratingly inconsistent results. The only thing I could get to scan correctly was their supplied sample/test sheet. Read more
Published on 10 Nov 2009 by eebdsirhc
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