Skip to main content

The World's Lightest Document Scanner?

The Guinness Book Of World Records Holder

Docupen R700: So small and light that it's listed in the Guinness World Records

You usually think of a full-page document scanner as a tabletop device, much larger and heavier than a few sheets of printing paper. That does not have to be the case as Planon proves with its Docupen R700: It weighs a mere 2 oz / 57 grams and measures just 8 x 1/2" / 205 x 12.7 mm. That makes it about as heavy as ten sheets of standard 8 ½" x 11" printing paper and around the size of a fountain pen.

The shirt pocket scanner has 2 MB of internal memory. According to the manufacturer, this is enough to scan and store around 100 letter-size pages of text.

The data can be transferred to a PC via a USB 2.0 interface, while a driver allows the text to be edited, sent by email or fed into an OCR (optical character recognition) program.

The extremely mobile, battery-operated scanner is aimed at students, for example, who want to quickly copy a few pages from a reference book in the library. But business folk who need to input important documents on the road so that they can send them later should quickly see the plus points of the handy scanner.