PlanOn, a leader in scanning and printing solutions, announced today they will be releasing the ScanStik, which is billed as “the world’s smallest scanner”. The pen-sized device is capable of full-color, full-page scans and will easily fit in a pocket. It’s designed for business travelers who have a need for such a device, but also some individual users may find it helpful for doing research in libraries and other such locations.
PlanOn claims a full-page scan takes as little as 4 seconds. It features a DPI resolution of up to 600 (it can also do 150 and 300), 24 bit color, a rechargable lithium polymer battery, microSD card slot, and an LED function display. The device is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP. It will ship with PaperPort OCR software and a USB cable for connection to your computer or tablet.
The ScanStik is available for immediate shipment. It retails for $159.99 and can be purchased directly from the PlanOn web site, and will likely be available soon from other locations such as Amazon.