WorldPenScan X is a digital pen that scans, converts, and translate documents into digital form. The device is perfect for world travelers that need to quickly translate a document on the fly to their Tablet or mobile phone. The product initially launched on Kickstarter and now is available through retailers like Amazon.com.
WorldPenScan X is a small digital pen in white made of mostly plastic construction. The digital pen scanner has a power button, function key and scan tip with button and wheel. The end of the digital pen has a USB cable to charge the device. The function light changes colors to notify you that the products is working and doing it’s function. The WorldPenScan X works with iOS, Android, Mac and Windows. The
The WorldPenScan X was tested with an iPad and without much effort I was up and running. I downloaded the app using the Apple Store which is a free download. Once I downloaded the app I connected the device by powering on the device and it connected automatically using Bluetooth.
The app supports translation of Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese (Hong
Kong), English, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, among several other languages. In addition the software recognize barcodes and bank fonts such as OCR-A, OCR-B, MICR on PCs.
Since I am Korean I thought I translate Korean words to English. I simply pressed on the text on a flat surface and hit the function key and then when finish scanning I hit the function key again. The app would then display the Korean text and then translate it to English. The translation is not perfect but similar to Google Translate. Easier languages like Spanish would more than likely result in almost perfect translations.
Overall the WorldPenScan X works exactly as described. I like how it translate foreign language with ease. I found the post office won’t accept addresses in foreign languages so I use the WorldPenScan X to translate Korean addresses to English.
9 Out of 10
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