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New LG Mouse Can Scan Photos with the Flick of a Wrist

In the future, after you print photos onto paper using your camera, you’ll be able to scan them and share them on Flickr using your mouse. At CES earlier this year, LG showed off an amazing new mouse that lets you quickly scan images and documents by simply waving the mouse over them. Now it’s available — if you live in the UK, you can buy one from Dabs for £90 (~$150).

(via Engadget via Reddit)


 
 
  • http://www.arttyIV.com arttyIV

    My initial reaction from the title was… “Lameee”. But after seeing it in action, that is actually pretty slick. And much faster/fluent then I was expecting. 

  • http://www.arttyIV.com arttyIV

    My initial reaction from the title was… “Lameee”. But after seeing it in action, that is actually pretty slick. And much faster/fluent then I was expecting. 

  • Marc Weintraub
  • http://www.facebook.com/robbycornish Robby Cornish

    WOW! it scans a printed file and then let’s you edit it in Word?! Nice!

  • http://twitter.com/zeptom Joakim Bidebo

    That just an old hand scanner that you where just able to scan with and you had to move the hand scanner kinda slow in a up and down way. Far from what LG have made.

    Think hand scanner is maybe even older then flatbed scanner. Did use a hand scanner for Amiga 500.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pcolton Paul Colton

    Let me see… print your digital image, scan it back in, and then post it online. Something seem a little odd/backwards about that?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dash-Kadam/812790797 Dash Kadam

    i loled at the comment. kinda makes sense at what you are saying.   But what if the img/text is given to you buy someone, i guess it can come pretty handy if you want digital copy of it where the text is even editable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dash-Kadam/812790797 Dash Kadam

    i loled at the comment. kinda makes sense at what you are saying.   But what if the img/text is given to you buy someone, i guess it can come pretty handy if you want digital copy of it where the text is even editable.

  • http://www.sixangles.com JosiahE

    It would be odd if you did that but what about knocking out a quick sketch for with  paper and pencil and then scanning it in? I can foresee using a scanner like this a lot.

  • http://www.sixangles.com JosiahE

    It would be odd if you did that but what about knocking out a quick sketch for with  paper and pencil and then scanning it in? I can foresee using a scanner like this a lot.

  • http://www.photoblog.com/smbunation Mike

    Yeah, I really like the idea of the super quick scan/OCR that is apparently built right in. Could possibly be very handy.

  • http://www.photoblog.com/smbunation Mike

    Yeah, I really like the idea of the super quick scan/OCR that is apparently built right in. Could possibly be very handy.

  • Flgraphics

    *giggle giggle

    could they not have found someone intelligent to demonstrate it?

  • andreas

    This is really old. I can remember a project already doing this with a Logitech mouse (I think) around 2004, scanning a piece of text with the mouse. I don’t have the link anymore but I’ll post it here when I find it. It’s certainly not ‘the first’ or new.

  • andreas

    that was fast finding it: http://spritesmods.com/?art=mouseeye
    It’s not that good, but you get the point