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Mouse morphs into a scanner

LG today announced the LG LSM-100, a mouse with a built-in scanner.

‚”We are excited to bring this innovation to local market,‚” says Tim Park, head of IT business unit at LG Electronics South Africa. ‚”LG LSM-100 offers an array of functions that blend surprising innovation and user convenience.‚”

Operating the LSM-100’s scanning function is far more convenient than on conventional scanners. While holding the Smart Scan button on the left side of the mouse, the user can simply swipe the mouse over the material to be scanned. The scanned image can then be saved in a variety of file types PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, XLS and DOC or dragged and dropped into the desired application.

The LG LSM-100 is also equipped with LG’s Optical Character Recognition technology, which converts scanned text into a Microsoft Word document that can then be edited and manipulated as the user sees fit. By eliminating the need to retype text from print media onto the screen, Optical Character Recognition saves users a great deal of time.

The mouse’s compact size belies its big-sized capabilities. Because it’s not limited by a frame, the LG LSM-100 can scan page sizes up to A3, larger than most conventional portable scanners. Additionally, the scanning technology itself has been upgraded to handle faster pass-over rates, meaning that scanning an A3 sheet can be done smoothly and quickly.

The LG LSM-100 is also a top-end mouse. The laser sensor is accurate and durable, and the stylish design lends itself to easy, smooth motions as well as providing an ergonomic, comfortable grip.

This device will be available at selected retail stores before the end of the year.

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