Gifts for Teen Boys: Try a Scanning Pen
School keeps teens busy. It does not matter if they are in middle school, high school, or college, teen boys have to take notes and most of them do not enjoy it. In order to make the routinely boring task of taking notes easier and more enjoyable, a scanning pen is a great gift that will be appreciated for many years.
One of the most popular scanning pens is the Wizcom InfoScan2. This pen scans up to 500 pages of printed material. Different texts can be saved in different file names so they are easy to find. There is free space in the pen if users need to add other app, different languages, or spelling programs. The pen is programmed to recognize different type faces and sizes as well as fonts printed on contrasting papers. It also recognizes hyphenated text and adjusts the words. The pen is designed to be user friendly, even for the kids who are not tech savvy.
IrisPen Express 6
Another scanning pen option for teen boys is the IrisPen Express 6. This little pen scans over three inches in only one second and it recognizes over 100 languages, including English, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and more. The scanner not only scans and recognizes words, but it also recognizes numbers, symbols, and even small graphics. The IrisPen is compatible with both Mac and PC computers and it runs off of an USB port.
LiveScribe Pulse Smart-Pen
The LiveScribe Pen set includes a scanner pen and special LiveScribe pen and the two work together to help students take notes. LiveScribe not only helps people take written notes, but it also records audio. You can easily record the audio notes and listen to them on your mobile device or on your computer. When you tap on the notes, the audio will play. This set helps students stay organized. When you need to find certain notes, all you need to do is search for certain words or phrases on the desktop program. Boys can also send notes and audio to friends through email, Google Docs, Facebook, and more.
The LiveScribe notebooks and pen ink can easily be replaced. The paper is usually sold in packs of four and the ink comes in different colors, like red and blue, and the tips come in different sizes, too.
There are other items that come with the LiveScribe system. There are specially designed carrying cases for the notebooks and pens. LiveScribe also offers a charging cradle for the pen. Those who love high quality cases can also find a leather case for the pen.
There are many scanning pen options that make school easier for teen boys. You can truly show that you care about your favorite teen boy’s education by purchasing him a technology device that will make school more enjoyable to make it easier for him to learn.