Brookstone puts a Scanner in the Palm of your Hand with the Scanner Mouse

Nov 05, 2012, 09:00 ET from Brookstone

MERRIMACK, N.H., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookstone, the multichannel specialty retailer and product development company, today announced the Brookstone Scanner Mouse - the computer mouse that features a built-in scanner that helps save space and time while providing flexibility in the scanned files. 

Scanning documents and photos is simple and easy. While holding the Smart Scan button on the left side of the mouse, users freely glide the mouse over the document in any pattern and watch as the image is stitched together on the screen. 

"Brookstone is an exciting place to find innovative products that make life better," said Steve Schwartz, VP of Merchandising and Product Development for Brookstone.  "Our Scanner Mouse makes it easier than ever to scan photos, artwork, and receipts -- by gliding it over almost any document." 

Images can be saved as a variety of files including JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, XLS, DOC and PDF which can be directly uploaded to Facebook®, Twitter®, Flickr® or email.  Furthermore, LG's Optical Character Recognition technology automatically converts scanned text to editable Microsoft Word® or Excel files®.  Scanned images and text also can be integrated easily with the application Evernote.®

Unlike traditional scanners that are limited by frame size, the Brookstone Scanner Mouse scans documents and images up to 16.5" x 11.7" in high-resolution 320 dpi. The accompanying software includes convenient editing functions including contrast, brightness, zoom, resize, rotate and crop. 

When not doubling as a scanner, the Brookstone Scanner Mouse can be used as an everyday point-and-click computer mouse with a durable dual laser sensor, track wheel, smooth motions, and a comfortable grip.

The Scanner Mouse is available now at Brookstone stores and at for $99.99.

About Brookstone
Brookstone is a multichannel lifestyle specialty retailer and product development company. Brookstone operates 300 stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Typically located in high-traffic regional shopping malls and airports, the stores feature unique and innovative consumer products. Brookstone also operates an e-commerce business that includes the Brookstone catalog and Fans of Brookstone are encouraged to Like Brookstone on Facebook, follow on Twitter and  The Fancy, and pin on Pinterest.

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