LG Announces LSM-100 Mouse With Scanner Built-in

Written by John Ponio    Wednesday, 24 August 2011 15:37

LG LSM-100

Ever wish your mouse could scan a document? Oddly, I probably have, too. Well now our wishes can come true: LG announced the LSM-100 - a mouse with a scanner built into it. If it works as well as the CG video shows it will be amazing. Watch that video here, then read on. While there's no word on DPI for either the mouse or the scanner, the scanner will be able to produce PNG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, XLS and DOC files. Also with the scanning software comes LG's Optical Character Recognition, which recognizes the characters in a scanned document (business letters or proposals or whatnot) and transfers them into a Microsoft Word document for processing, so you won't have to type what you see. And because the mouse is not a fixed-sized scanning bed, documents as large as A3 can be scanned without problem. Here is the whole press release:


LSM-100 Saves Time, Space and Creates a Whole New Way of Capturing Images

SEOUL, Aug. 24, 2011 – LG Electronics (LG) will be opening a new era for scanners at this year's IFA with the LSM-100, the mouse with a built-in scanner. Incorporating technology specifically developed for the new device, the LSM-100 offers an array of unique functions that blend surprising innovation and user convenience.

Operating the LSM-100's scanning function is far more convenient than on conventional scanners. While holding the Smart Scan button on the left side of the mouse, the user simply 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 dragged and dropped into the desired application.

The LSM-100 is also 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. By eliminating the need to retype text from print media onto the screen, Optical Character Reader saves users a great deal of time.

The mouse's compact size belies its big-sized capabilities. Because it's not limited by a frame, the LSM-100 can scan page sizes up to A3, larger than most conventional portable scanners. Additionally, the scanning technology itself has been upgraded to handle faster pass-over rates, meaning that scanning an A3 sheet can be done smoothly and quickly.

The LSM-100 is also a top-end mouse. The laser sensor is accurate and durable, and the stylish design lends itself to easy, smooth motions as well as providing an ergonomic, comfortable grip.