IntelliScanner Mini helps your organize your life
Keeping my E-mail, music, video, and photos organized is pretty easy, it just takes a few minutes of setting up different folders on my hard drive or, in some cases, just opening up iTunes or Gmail. As far as anything non-digital goes, forget it, I couldn’t tell you where half of the stuff I own is. Cataloging your entire wine collection, comic collection, book library, and games isn’t exactly something you want to do by hand. Looking up the ISBN number of 50 different books on Amazon isn’t the ideal way to spend a Saturday. What you could do is use the new IntelliScanner Mini to scan the barcodes of all of your items and have them be indexed automatically.
At about the size of a key fob, this tiny little scanner is something you can take with you on your keychain, hopefully reminding you to scan in any new books, DVDs, or games you get. With one push, you can scan your item. Then the software goes in and takes the title of the item and searches various internet databases to get all sorts of information about the item. Examples are DVD summaries, actors, and cover art, CD track names and cover art, and wine maturity levels (if only I knew what that was). Now, if your friends have the habit of borrowing DVDs and then never giving them back, you can use the DVD portion of the software to track which DVDs you’ve lent to who. Of course your friend could just take the DVD without telling you.
For you to want to go out and pick up a IntelliScanner Mini, you need to have a big desire to get organized. Why? It’s $300 for the package (scanner, software, lanyard) If you’ve got a Mac, get Delicious Library, it does just about the same thing for $40.