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Pen Sized Scanner turns you into James Bond

 Hammacher Schlemmer has long and storied history of offering up the odd, expensive, and awesome for gadget fans to purchase. The latest product that the company has looks like something right out of a James Bond movie. The product is called The Pen Sized Scanner.
pen-scanner

The device is actually a ballpoint pen but it also has an integrated camera that can scan documents. Inside the top of the pen is a high-precision autofocus lens and a five-megapixel sensor. Using the scanner camera you can scan letters, recipes, or any other document.
The scanning is actually more like simply taking a picture of a document in 2048 x 1536 resolution. When the shutter button is pressed halfway down, the pen will throw the red outline around what you’re trying to take an image of that you see in the photograph above. That allows you to be sure that you are getting the entire document you want to scan.
The pen has 1 GB of storage promising to hold up to 1000 scanned pictures in JPEG format. The pen can also be used to capture one-minute voice memos using an integrated microphone. Power for the internal camera comes from a USB cable and the pen can capture up to 300 images after one hour of charging. The Pen Sized Scanner is available now for $124.95

 

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