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Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner

B&H # PLRC805 Mfr # DPENRC805
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Product Highlights
  • Pocket-Sized Color Scanner
  • 24-Bit Color
  • High Speed
  • Up To 400dpi Resolution
  • Stores Hundreds of Pages
  • Scans Full Page Width
  • Status Display Panel
  • PaperPort SE Software

The Planon DocuPen RC805 pen-sized, full-page color scanner can capture images of documents including text, graphics and signatures, articles in magazines and more. It is lightweight, battery-operated and completely portable, and features expandable memory. It can store hundreds of scanned pages. Scanning any page takes just 4 - 8 seconds at 100 - 400dpi resolution in color and B & W. This pocket sized scanner connects to a computer via its USB port to transfer images and to recharge its battery.

The wand shape tucks easily into a coat pocket, laptop bag or purse. Unlike other pen scanners that can only scan one line at a time, the RC805 is a full-page scanner that can scan paper images, laptop or monitor displays, packages, signage, and more. It comes with PaperPort SE software, a great image editing and organizing tool for all your letters, receipts, pictures, business cards and also integrates with your Outlook, Word, Excel and other applications.

Scan Anything in Color
The DocuPen can be used to scan newspapers, magazines, books, notes, Receipts, Contracts, Sketches, and other important documents in color and B & W. It will even scan laptop or monitor displays, labels, packages, signage and more.
Scan Anywhere
Use the DocuPen and scan anywhere and then view or print scans later. Its wand shape tucks easily into a coat pocket, laptop bag or purse. Its small size and built-in battery means that you can capture quality scans at a courtroom, hotel lobby, schools, even while traveling on a plane, bus, train or car.
Scan It Quickly
Scanning any page takes just 4-8 seconds at resolutions from 100 - 400dpi
Expandable Memory
The RC805 has is capable of storing hundreds of pages into its expandable memory.
Status Display
The RC805 has a small status display attached to the top of the unit. Its LED lights indicate Speed, Color/B & W. Color Depth, High/Standard Resolution, Memory and Battery levels.
Rechargeable Iithium-Ion Battery
The DocuPen RC805 uses built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that allows the DocuPen to remain perpetually charged without utilizing a separate charging unit. Once a user plugs the DocuPen into a computer's USB port to download the scanned information, the scanner's batteries are automatically recharged.
Dual Roller Guiding System
The DocuPen RC805 offers a dual-roller guiding system to enhance the user experience by creating a smoother scanning operation and a more accurate scan. The dual-roller guiding system includes strategically placed rollers around the scanner lens to distribute operator's pressure evenly for smooth and easy scans.
PaperPort Software
The DocuPen comes with PaperPort SE software which is a great image editing and organizing tool for all your letters, receipts, pictures, business cards and also integrates with your Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe PhotoShop and other applications. After transferring your scanned documents you can easily print, fax & e-mail them as well as exporting them into different formats including BMP, JPG, PCX, DCX & TIFF. PaperPort also offered effective optical character recognition (OCR) and allows users to easily create PDFs from Windows applications, and supports document proofing with markup, redlining, editing, and image enhancement features.
Scan Quality
Scan Sensor CIS
Optical Outputs 100 x 400dpi
Hardware Resolution 200 x 100 dpi & 200 x 200 dpi
Interpolated Resolution No
Interface Twain
Memory 8 MB Flash Memory
Upgradeable with Optional MicroSD memory cards to 128, 256, 512, 1, 2GB
Color Depth 24-bit, 12-bit
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Scan Area
Reflective Scan Area 8" (205 mm) wide Scan
Transparency Scan Area No
Performance
Preview Speed Not Applicable
Scan Speed 4-8 Seconds/Page
Batch Scanning No
Automation No
Connectivity
Computer Interface USB 1.1 and 2.0 through integrated USB connector cable
System & Software Requirements Windows 98/2000/ME/XP, Vista
32 MB RAM minimum
60 MB Hard Drive
Windows 7 32/64
32 MB RAM minimum
60 MB Hard Drive
Mac OS X10.5/10.6
Physical
Light Source LED
Front Panel Controls Power, Resolution
Power Requirements Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
Powered & Charged via USB connection
Battery Charge Time 50 minutes to Full Charge
Battery Life Perpetually Charged
Dimensions 8.9 x 0.5 x 0.5" (226.06 x 13 x 13mm)
Weight 2oz (57g)
Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Leather Case
  • 1 x ScanSoft PaperPort Software CD-ROM
  • Manuals
  • Quick Start Guides
  • 30-day Manufacturer's Money Back Guarantee
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PlanonRC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner
     
    2.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    55%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate color (6)
    • Excellent software (5)
    • Good resolution (5)
    • Easy to setup (3)
    • Good bit depth (3)

    Cons

    • Poor software (3)

    Best Uses

    • Photos and graphics (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (5), Casual user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (7), Personal (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Tool

    Scanning documents has never been so easy and fast. I like that fact that when I'm on the road I can quickly take care of business. Lightweight and compact as well. I have...Read complete review

    Scanning documents has never been so easy and fast. I like that fact that when I'm on the road I can quickly take care of business. Lightweight and compact as well. I have found nothing wrong with device thus far. Worth the buy.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice looking Pen but horrible insturctio

    I got this product thinking that it was going to be easy to install and easy to use- well it's been a week and i still don't know how to use it.I had to...Read complete review

    I got this product thinking that it was going to be easy to install and easy to use- well it's been a week and i still don't know how to use it.I had to call the technical support hotline just to get the drives that I needed to run the software in windows7. I don't understand you have the latest technology here but are not sending manuals with your product. All you are doing is sending the user in a while goose chase to get the information. if you are doing this just to save some dollars why don't just have a demo and include the link in your box so the user knows where to go and what to do. ridiculous! If I don't get this thing working in the next few days I'm getting my money back.

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    4.0

    great portable

    By Arie

    from Cordova, TN

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Color
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Excellent Software
    • Good Resolution

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

        great interface with ease of operation...size is optimum with just enough to be easy to handle and small enough to not be intrusive....satisfaction achieved.....

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        1.0

        This product is not worth the trouble.

        By dmvtvb

        from New York, NY

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Resolution
          • Poor Software

          Best Uses

            Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

            The product relies on the user having a very smooth surface to work on; it also requires an inordinately steady hand movement and unless hand movement is perfect, it produces very poor quality images; a smart phone camera produced much better results on the same document and also gave the capability of immediately checking the quality of the image; Using this product, the user can only check to see whether a useful image was produced by using a computer with the product's software already loaded.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            1.0

            Nice looking Pen but horrible insturctio

            By Elvin

            from Linden , NJ

            About Me Graphics Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • None

                Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

                I got this product thinking that it was going to be easy to install and easy to use- well it's been a week and i still don't know how to use it.I had to call the technical support hotline just to get the drives that I needed to run the software in windows7. I don't understand you have the latest technology here but are not sending manuals with your product. All you are doing is sending the user in a while goose chase to get the information. if you are doing this just to save some dollars why don't just have a demo and include the link in your box so the user knows where to go and what to do. ridiculous! If I don't get this thing working in the next few days I'm getting my money back.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                1.0

                Don't purchase if you have Windows7

                By Elv

                from Linden , NJ

                About Me Frequent User

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

                    complicated to install if you have a windows7 system. the driver from the manufacture are difficult to find and they don't work.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    1.0

                    DON'T BUY IT

                    By Elv

                    from Linden, NJ

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Software

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

                        Guys, I got this pen thinking that it was going to be easy to intall on my new computer- well let me tell you it does not support windows 7. I have been playing with this thing for 1 week and noone has the right driver for it. save yourself the headache and don't buy it.I'm going to return mine

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Still trying to learn how to use it

                        By none

                        from Trion, Georgia

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Color
                        • Excellent Software
                        • Good Resolution

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Publishing

                          Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

                          So far it has been good for what I bought it for. I am still learning how to use it, I am getting better every day so it is getting better. I think it is worth the money I paid. I think it will be great when I get the hang of it.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          terrible

                          By grm

                          from Rissia

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Difficult Setup
                            • Inaccurate Color
                            • Poor Resolution
                            • Poor Software
                            • Slow

                            Best Uses

                            • Artwork

                            Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

                            Terrible, just terrible, don't buy it!

                            The quality of the image is AWFUL. Its very slow and inaccurate. Terrific. Usual cheap photo camera is MUCH better than this. You simply cant use it as it describes.

                            Don't buy it, don't spend your money, don't repeat my mistake.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Works Well

                            By pokerface

                            from montreal, qc

                            About Me Graphics Professional

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Color
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Excellent Software
                            • Good Bit Depth
                            • Good Resolution

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Photos and Graphics

                              Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

                              I like it actually I dont seem to have any issues thus far and Ive had er for a while yet. I use it for personal and business. On average im at 4 days a week minimum with it. I would recommend this to anybody looking for ease of use when scanning.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Real Good

                              By jmac

                              from toronto, canada

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Color
                              • Easy Setup
                              • Excellent Software
                              • Good Bit Depth

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artwork
                                • Photos and Graphics

                                Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

                                I like it, and use it more than i ever thought i would. I'm in an office all day but scanning use to be a pain however not anymore its a relief to use something so versatile. Dont even need to change my desk position. Love it

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Excellent Tool

                                By Dpenman

                                from Calgary Alberta

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Color
                                • Easy Setup
                                • Excellent Software
                                • Good Bit Depth
                                • Good Resolution
                                • Smooth

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Insurance Documents
                                  • Photos and Graphics
                                  • Publishing

                                  Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

                                  Scanning documents has never been so easy and fast. I like that fact that when I'm on the road I can quickly take care of business. Lightweight and compact as well. I have found nothing wrong with device thus far. Worth the buy.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Works better than expected

                                  By Mo on the Go

                                  from Brooklyn, NY

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Color
                                  • Good Resolution

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult Setup

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photos and Graphics

                                  Comments about Planon RC805 DocuPen Color Pen Scanner:

                                  This item works just as advertised. It has a difficult manual to follow. [...] The scan time is quite impressive. The quality is great also. It fits right into your jacket pocket.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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