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The concept is nothing new here, but the Plustek OptiCard 820 does have a different form factor from most portable USB scanners. Plus, the company claims its product is easier to use with just two buttons (Scan and Business Card Reader) and comes with I.R.I.S Cardiris 3.5 software, which organizes and manages the data into contact databases for more accessibility. The whole thing weighs 0.4 lb, is fairly high speed and can recognize business cards from up to 50 different countries. Also comes with Image Folio, a multimedia image-processing program that lets you process photographs, graphics, and drawings from scanners and other devices. Retails for $140.

Plustek High-Speed Portable USB Scanner [Bios Magazine]


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