Crave giveaway: Zcan+ Scanner Mouse, a mouse that scans

This week's freebie, a Design to Innovation mouse with a built-in scanner, lets you scan information and directly import it into searchable, editable files.

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Design to Innovation

Congratulations to Shawn K. of Palm Harbor, Fla., for winning part 2 of our Comic-Con giveaway. If you like multitasking products, you'll like this week's prize. It's a mouse! It's a scanner! It's a mouse that scans!

The Zcan+ Scanner Mouse lets you scan anything -- articles, receipts, business cards, photos. You can directly import scanned information into searchable, editable text or Excel files; share it to social-media accounts, or have it read aloud (the scanning software, compatible with Windows and Mac, uses Google Translate). The scanner has a resolution up to 400dpi.

Hong Kong-based Design to Innovation, the company that makes the Zcan+ Scanner Mouse, is currently running an Indiegogo campaign for a wireless version of the product. The campaign has blown past its $30,000 funding goal to hit nearly $98,000, with a little over a week to go.

So how do you go about scoring a wired version of the $79.99 Zcan+ Scanner Mouse for free? There are a few rules, so please scan them carefully.

  • Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
  • Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
  • Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) Zcan+ Scanner Mouse with a retail value of $79.99.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until Monday, August 24, 12 p.m. ET.

And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules):

NO PURCHASE OR WIRELESS DEVICE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. DATA RATES MAY APPLY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, August 24, 2014. See official rules for details.

Good luck. (And be sure to follow Crave on Twitter: @crave)

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