Hammacher Schlemmer Introduces The Pen Sized Scanner

Jan 29, 2013, 10:29 ET from Hammacher Schlemmer

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its 165-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Pen Sized Scanner, a ballpoint pen that laser-scans documents as easily as it scribes notes.

The Pen Sized Scanner has a high-precision auto-focus lens and 5-megapixel sensor built into the pen that scan letters, recipes, or important documents as crisp, clear 2048 x 1536 pixel images.

"The Pen Sized Scanner allows users to scan documents anywhere and store the images in a device that fits in a shirt pocket," explained Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager Fred Berns.

Pressing the shutter button halfway projects a visible red laser that frames the area to be scanned and the pen automatically focuses the image just before the picture is taken.

The Pen Sized Scanner has 1 GB of built-in flash memory that holds up to 1,000 scanned pictures in JPEG format. Images can be transferred to a computer via the integrated USB plug that is accessed by twisting the pen apart.

The Pen Sized Scanner captures up to 300 images after a one-hour charge via USB and it switches from a scanning device to a writing implement simply by turning a dial.

The Pen Sized Scanner is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $124.95. For more information about this product, please visit http://www.hammacher.com/83180 or contact Trish Hammond at (847) 581-8987 or via e-mail at pr@hammacher.com.

About Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only, and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, and backs its products by a rather famous Lifetime Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog and online at www.hammacher.com

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