Do we really need a mouse/scanner hybrid? We’re not sure, but the world’s getting one anyway thanks to LG, who are planning to show off just such a device next week at the IFA 2011 conference with their LSM-100.
Pretty much the size of your average mouse if a little on the chunky side, it features a dedicated scanning button, which when pressed allows you to scan any document that you run the mouse over, turning them into images in a number of formats.
Optical character recognition is included in a device which LG are stressing is more than just a gimmick.
“The LSM-100 is also a top-end mouse,” the Korean tech giant states in its press release.
“The laser sensor is accurate and durable, and the stylish design lends itself to easy, smooth motions as well as providing an ergonomic, comfortable grip.”
I guess it makes sense maybe for business travellers? Or those with really tight work spaces? Pricing will almost certainly decide whether or not this is a worthwhile addition to the army of mad PC peripherals already out there.