Three days ago I got my new gimmick called SCEYE. Thats a camera to process documents instead of a scanner. I tested the new tool and I was really impressed about how much time I could save. SCEYE closes the gap between standard flat bed scanners and high prized document processing systems.
I tried to scan 120 pages of a small book which is not anymore available to buy. Have you ever tried this by using a flat bed scanner? Whith SCEYE I needed about 10 minutes to scan all pages.
Why is this tool so fast? The trick is that a digital camera is used instead of standard scanning technology. It is portable and needs no extra power supply, USB2.0 is enough. Having a laptop and SCEYE you can fetch documents at municipality where you normaly have to pay lots of money to get copies of original documents. I can think of many possibilities to use this tool and you will find also usefull situations to use the tool.
Another real nice gimmick is the MIMIO tool. It turns white boards into interactive tools and all information is recoreded immediately. MIMIO is going far beyond pictures taken by digital cameras because the history of white board informatin or flip charts is recoreded. You can whatch the development like lookin at a film. Thats a big difference because everbody can see more easy how information developed at both media.
Both tools helping me to be much more effective.