I rarely use the words “sexy” and “personal scanner” in rapid succession but today I’m happy to report that Planon has created something special. The X Series is a tiny personal scanner that can scan and send images to laptops, Blackberry phones, and even Planon’s own personal printers.
Although I never really saw the value in these before, I’ve recently been on the road a lot and could have used this to scan research for my book. The pen scans in color up and black and white and supports MicroSD card expansion as well as Bluetooth transmission. It has a large OLED screen and only four buttons.
The X10 ($389) includes a 12v automobile adapter while the X05 ($369) does not. The X50 with OCR software costs $439. It will be available next month.