These days scanners aren’t exactly at the top of wish lists when it comes to must have pieces of tech so it makes sense that we don’t see all that many at the Consumer Electronics Show, which is supposed to showcase the most popular gadgets along with new and upcoming innovations.
However, there was at least one cool scanner at CES this year, even if it seemed a little gimmicky. Made by LG and sporting a handful of LEDs and a little mirror on the underside this peripheral does indeed scan and perform as a perfectly adequate mouse. According to USA Today, it’s a 300 dpi scanner and the price for the peripheral has not yet been decided. The mouse itself is just a regular, old wired USB mouse.
Scanning with the mouse seems pretty idiot proof; users initiate scanning by pressing the little ‘scan’ button on the peripheral. It should be available mid-year so there's plenty of time to think about whether or not you want one.
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