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LG Smart Mouse With In-Built Scanner: Gimmick Or Genius?

LG Smart Mouse With In-Built Scanner: Gimmick Or Genius?

First previewed at this year’s CES, the LSM-100 doubles as a mouse and a scanner, with smart but simple software for cropping, editing and copying text from scans straight into Microsoft Word as editable content.

A recent Korean preview video shows the mouse scrolling over images and text, pulling together a full image from its credit card-sized scanning bed on the underside of the mouse.

The beauty comes in the clever software that is depicted pulling together all of the swiping scans of a two page magazine spread  as though painting in all of the detail with a brush. The mouse detects where it is on the surface of an image in real time and is thus able to turn all the user’s scanning into a single image on-screen.

The scanner takes images as large as A3, saving in a wide variety of file types include png, jpeg, tiff, bmp, pdf, xmls and doc. What is yet to be released is the dpi on the scanner or of the mouse sensor, so the quality of scans and sensitivity of the mouse is yet to be judged.