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The device (LingoPen)

  1. Power On/Off & Back button: Press 3 seconds to power device on or off. Press briefly to use as cancel function in the user interface
  2. OK button: When a dialog box or options list pops up, press this button to confirm the operation.
  3. Up/Down/Left/Right: Press buttons to move focus or cursor.
  4. Scan Trigger: When scanning, the Scan Trigger is automatically pressed to activate scanning.
  5. Screen: The device’s display screen.
  6. Speaker: Used for audio output. Muted when headphones are connected.
  7. Mic: To record voice memos.
  8. Menu button: Press this button to display context menu (like mouse right click on PC) settings when available.
  9. Scanning window: Frames the text to be scanned.
  10. Headphone jack: A standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. Speaker is muted when headphones are connected.
  11. Micro USB connector: Used for charging the battery and connecting to USB Host. To charge, connect to USB charger or computer USB port.
  12. Reset button: Pressing this button resets the device. It is recommended to use this button only when the device cannot be turned off properly.

 


Scan to File (LingoPen)

Scan to File is a function allowing the user to capture notes, quotes, or excerpts from books and papers. The text is stored in txt files in the built-in memory and can be re-accessed at any time.

It is also possible to select single words and have them looked up in the embedded dictionaries.

Finally the files can be uploaded to a computer.

Check supported languages.


First use (LingoPen)

LingoPen and DictionaryPen areself-contained products that work both stand-alone and connected to a computer.

They can be used to scan and store text, look up words definition in dictionaries, listen to word pronunciations (DictionaryPen) or full text (LingoPen), and record voice memos.

Additionally, it can double as USB disk and keyboard.

But before getting started, read and watch below.

 

Power on

Make sure the product is charged. Press the On/Off button for three seconds to power on ReaderPen (boot sequence takes about 10 seconds).

Left/Right Hand

Select whether to use the product with left or right hand. Enter SettingsLeft/Right-Handed to select. Press OK to confirm and then Back to get back to Main menu.

To continue, check How to scan, and Scan to File, Dictionary, and Recorder.

 


LingoPen firmware upgrade

All C610L/LingoPens are possible to upgrade.

More information will presented here when an upgrade is available.

Does DictionaryPen or LingoPen work with a computer?

Yes it does.
It is possible to connect DictionaryPen to almost any computer, phone or tablet supporting USB Host (in principle all computers) or USB OTG.

Check the video below for more information about functionality.


Battery maintenance

Maximizing battery life

Avoid extreme ambient temperatures

Your device is designed to perform well in a wide range of ambient temperatures, with 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone. It’s especially important to avoid exposing your device to ambient temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C), which can permanently damage battery capacity.

Store it half-charged when storing long term

If you want to store your device long term (e.g. summer breaks), two key factors will affect the overall health of your battery: the environmental temperature and the percentage of charge on the battery when it’s powered down for storage. Therefore, we recommend the following:

• Do not fully charge or discharge the battery – charge to around 50%.
• Power down the device.
• Store in a cool moist-free environment less than 90° F (32° C).
• Top up charge to 50% every 3 months.

During regular use

Do not run battery completely flat and do not leave product connected to charger when fully charged.

 


Does the pen(s) work with USB-C?

USB-C is a physical specification compatible with the earlier protocols used by the various C-PEN models.
A USB-C to USB-A adapter is however required.

Which product should i buy?

C-PEN products are divided into two categories: Education and Productivity.

Education includes ExamReader, ReaderPen, LingoPen and DictionaryPen and are designed to promote independent reading and learning. Typical users include people with dyslexia, visually impaired people, people with special educational needs, or people studying in a language other than their first one.

Productivity refers to C-PEN products (i.e. the TS1 and Connect) used to capture notes and quotes from textbooks or papers, or to enter printed text and numbers into business systems.

 

For more detailed specification, visit the Product page.

 


Is it possible to have dictionary definitions read out?

Having dictionary definitions read out loud is supported on ReaderPen but not on DictionaryPen and LingoPen.

For ReaderPen, go to Dictionary\Dictionary settings\Reading settings and enable [Read def].

ExamReader does not contain dictionaries.

 

For more details see ReaderPen user guide.

Can I buy and try?

Please locate your local reseller and inquire about return policy before buying.