Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2011 Technology

Latest Invention: PC Mouse that Doubles as a Handheld Scanner


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LG has recently unveiled its latest creation - a mouse that can also be used as a portable scanner.

Besides a laser sensor that is used for usual mouse duties, the new device from LG dubbed LSM-100 features scanning technology that allows the user to scan pages up to the A3 size (better than a lot of ordinary scanners available on the market today).

In addition, the mouse has an additional Smart Scan button (apart from the left, right and back buttons) that makes it possible for the user to swipe the device over the material to be scanned.

According to the tech giant, its mouse is equipped with improved scanning technology that allows the mouse to register better accuracy and speed of the scanning process.

The images scanned using the LSM-100 can be saved in several format, including PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, XLS or DOC.

Another interesting feature included in the mouse is called the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. It is used to turn the scanned text into editable content within a Microsoft Word document.

The device is expected to be launched into the market at the end of August, wearing a price tag of $150. It will also be officially presented at IFA 2011.

[via Gizmag]

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