Wireless Mouse Doubles as On-The-Go Scanner


Zcan lets users swipe across information to scan it

Leah Gonzalez
  • 28 august 2014

Developed by Design To Innovation (DTOI), a company based in Hong Kong, the Zcan is a wireless optical mouse with an integrated miniaturized scanner that allows users to scan text and images.

The Zcan works with iPads, Macbooks, tablets and laptops. It lets users swipe across information to scan it, allowing the scanned information to become searchable. Users can scan anything from documents and receipts to photos and even the product labels at the back of a packaging. As the user scans the item, the text or images will appear on their monitor. The scanned information is also saved, helping users do away with paper copies.

The Zcan lets users scan and edit Excel tables faster as opposed to manually copying the entire thing from the original document. The wireless scanner monitor also supports over 199 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) languages and allows users to translate scanned words into another language via a Google Translate shortcut.


The Zcan connects via WiFi when scanning, that’s why users will be able to immediately see the scanned information on their screen. It has a resolution of up to 400 dpi and can save scanned items in formats like Excel, Word, PDF, TXT, JPG, TIFF, PNG, and BMP. The scanner uses the Dacuda SLAM Scan technology and the gadget is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery. As of now, the Zcan wireless scanner mouse works with Windows 7 and 8, Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, third generation iPad and second generation iPad Mini or later. The developers are hoping to get it to work with the iPhone 5 and 5S by the end of the year.

DTOI launched an Indiegogo campaign for the Zcan Wireless Mouse in July and the campaign has already raised over 356% of its $30,000 goal. Interested buyers have just a few more hours to order a Zcan for the early bird special price of $99 before the campaign ends on August 30th. Delivery of the product is expected to start later in November this year.


Check out the campaign video for the Zcan wireless scanner mouse below.


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