LG Electronics has announced the launch of the LSM-100 mouse, which comes with a built-in scanner. The concept seems pretty nice, but how do you operate it? Well, LG’s given a brief operating manual and from the looks of it, it appears quite convenient. While holding the Smart Scan button on the left side of the mouse, the user swipes 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 can be dragged and dropped into the desired application. Users can also perform OCR (optical character recognition) editing of scanned files, as well as send them as e-mails. 

Scanning on the go

Scanning on the go

The LSM-100 is 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. Other features include better resolution, lighting, scanning size, text recognition and conversion, better text read and conversion rate and free size scan uninfluenced by lighting. Free size scanning, though, has a limitation, and documents only up to A3 sizes can be scanned. 

World's first Mouse cum Scanner

World's first Mouse cum Scanner

According to LG, The LSM-100 mouse scanner is the world’s first mouse with an embedded scanner function and it’s available at all leading stores in the Indian market at a price of Rs. 3,500. 

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