The C-Pen 10 scanner has been released by
C Technologies. It’s used for scanning printed text into a Mac via a USB cable.

Chris Street, DataMind managing director, said: “C-Pen 10 will be attractive to people who use a laptop or desktop computer and who want to enter scanned text into a word processing, spreadsheet or database or any other Mac or Windows document”.

Holding the pen to the text surface and moving it across each line like a highlighter pen will start the scan. The product is compatible with Mac OS 8.6, through to 9.1. Native Mac OS X support will be introduced this June.

C-Pen 10 scans and reads 22 languages including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian, and is capable of scanning 100 characters per second. Costing £64.99 (including VAT), the pen is available from DataMind.