Home and office overflowing with books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and assorted other entertainment industry detritus? Intelli Innovations may have just the solution to help you keep track of your ever-growing collections: IntelliScanner Collector, a barcode reader that’s similar to the devices you see at department store checkout counters. The company announced the product at this week’s Macworld Conference & Expo and is showing it off at their booth (#3932) in Moscone Center.
The reader scans your UPC barcodes and automatically populates a software database on your Mac with such information as title, director, author, genre, and so forth. It also grabs artwork for each entry and allows you to annotate the listings with ratings, notes, borrower names and due dates, and even the page number or time that you stopped reading, listening, or watching. The process is similar to the way iTunes automatically downloads information for the CDs you rip onto your Mac.
IntelliScanner Collector is available now for US$199. Through Saturday, January 10, however, you can buy it for the Macworld Expo special price of $179.