Probably we all own a scanner of some kind, right? Mine happens to be one of those Frankenstein printers that is a scanner, copier, fax machine, and quite possibly makes coffee as well if I’d only read the manual. But even if you have a dedicated scanner, you know it has its limitations. Size of the thing you can scan, the fact that they’re not overly portable, and how touchy they can be once you disconnect and reconnect them. I’ve been thinking about getting one of those wand scanners, but I haven’t found one that grabs me yet. This, though…this could be even better.

It’s a mouse. It’s a scanner. It’s both! Obviously it’s going to be easy to carry, since it’s a mouse. Equally obviously, you’re probably already going to be using a mouse (unless you’re one of those people I don’t get who can actually function with a touchpad on a laptop…I can’t do it). Why not combine the two needs in one nifty little gadget? LG thinks you can, and should.

With LG’s Scanner Mouse, you can perform OCR editing of scanned files as well as sending them as e-mails, SNSs and mobile phones. It’s maximum resolution is High: 320dpi, Middle: 200 dpi, Low: 100 dpi, and its pixel size is 640×300 pixels @ 30Hz. You can share scanned images directly to Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Other required specs are as follows: CPU: Intel Core Duo 1.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64X2, 1.7 GHz RAM: 1GB of free RAM Video Card: 128 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS or 128 MB ATI, Radeon X1300 or 384 MB (shared) Intel GMA X3000 or better Free disk space: 1 GB.

If you think this is for you, all you have to do is shell out $129.99 US and it’s yours.

Source: 7 Gadgets

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