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Review Of Iogear Digital Scribe

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#1 dominose


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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:15 AM

I asked about digital pens before buying, saying thanks for people who tried to help by posting review ...
I got the Iogear GPEN100C.
It messes up my handwriting pretty badly, worse at the top and bottom of the page, but even in the middle it's somewhat mangled, o's and a's don't close, etc. There's about a 6" length of page where it records writing more accurately.
So if what you want is a good copy of your handwriting, not something that looks like you were drunk when you wrote it, this is not a good pen for that.
I attached a scanned-in image of what the ink on the page looked like, vs. the digital version it made. (the written over parts on the scanned image are where I changed my mind, edited the digital copy and rewrote).
The software for it is also not very good and to write with the pen, you have to use their software, it won't write into Windows Paint or Windows Journal.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:01 PM

Did you look into the one I posted to in your original thread? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry772906

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:07 PM

Did you look into the one I posted to in your original thread?

I hadn't seen your reply, actually. That one actually is probably better at recording writing than the Iogear device, because it does use special paper, the Anoto technology. The Iogear device tries to get along without special paper, they use ultrasound or something and it obviously doesn't work very well! I didn't find any digital pens using special paper that work on Windows Vista when I looked, but now apparently one has come out. I really just wanted something to enter graphics input into my PC, I don't need to store info in a pen and send it to the PC later.

Edited by dominose, 07 April 2008 - 08:23 PM.

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