Amazon just slashed the price of this mini scanner that turns print into digital text: 'Saves me tons of time'

Rudie Obias
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Save $15—Scanmarker Air Pen Scanner. (Photo: Amazon)
Save $15—Scanmarker Air Pen Scanner. (Photo: Amazon)

With back-to-school in full swing, so is note-taking. And it just got a whole lot easier. The Scanmarker Air Pen Scanner works like a digital highlighter, making it easy to scan sentences and entire paragraphs from books, magazines and even handwritten notes into the word processing app of your choice.

The genius gadget is on sale right now for $114, or $15 off with the on-page coupon at Amazon. It’s back in stock on October 23, but you can pre-order it now to take advantage of the sale.

Handheld and wireless

The Scanmarker Air Pen turns print into digital text using Windows 10 and Mac laptops, as well as Apple and Android smartphones or tablets via Bluetooth. Just scan a sentence or paragraph line by line and the words will instantly appear in digital form in real-time. It’s compatible with just about any document app, including Microsoft Word and OneNote, Evernote, Google Docs and more. This pen can even read the text for you too.

“I'm working on a PhD and this little gadget has been super helpful in my reading, note taking, quotation-grabbing and translating of German works,” wrote a satisfied Amazon shopper. “It works well with Google docs, the bluetooth wireless is a big win, it scans well, it reads out loud and it translates on the spot.”

This Scanmarker Air Pen Scanner is on sale for $114. (Photo: Amazon)
This Scanmarker Air Pen Scanner is on sale for $114. (Photo: Amazon)

Foreign languages

The wireless scanner pen can also translate more than 50 foreign written languages—including Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Swahili and Tagalog—into English (or whatever language you wish) just by scanning a sentence or paragraph.

“Great product, very useful tool. I had it for a while and it works perfectly,” added a five-star reviewer. “It scans very fast and accurately. The setup was very easy and the instructions were clear. I'm using it to get notes and translate from research articles I'm reading and it saves a lot of work. It can scan complete paragraphs easily. The main benefit is that I don't have to read from the computer screen and I can still get notes easily to the computer.”

And TikTok loves this little guy too.

Many shoppers vouch for how easy the gizmo is to use—and how much time it saves. “Great product,” says a fan. “I'm currently in law school and this saves me tons of time! Some of my classmates have bought them as well because they are so convenient. This is definitely a law school must!”

“I just received my Scanmarker Air and I am in love! I wish I knew about this product years ago. It would have made my life easier,” shared another five-star Amazon reviewer. “I only received it today and was able to learn how to use it within minutes.”

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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