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Pandigital Personal Photo Scanner/Converter

Posted in Scanners by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2010

Pandigital has a new Personal Photo Scanner/Converter, which will scan a photo wherever you are and can convert it to a different resolution. Documents up to 8.5″ x 11″ in size can be fed through it and you can send them straight onto a SD memory card or Memory Stick at 600dpi resolution.

It would be pretty handy to archive a bunch of old photos and documents. The device will cost you $149.99. No word on whether it comes with a built-in battery or not, or will only be powered using USB.

Convert your slides and film negatives into digital prints with 35MM Slide Scanner

Posted in Scanners by Shane McGlaun on March 15th, 2010

Digital cameras are great things and even older folks like my parents are getting into taking digital photos today. My mom has a ton of photos from when I was a kid that she wants in digital format for her digital frame.

If the negatives are available from the old pictures, you can turn them into digital prints with 5MP resolution using the 35MM Slide Scanner from firstSTREET. The device needs no computer to scan the photos.

VuPoint Magic Wand Portable Scanner

Posted in Scanners by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2010

The VuPoint PDS-ST410-VP Magic Wand is a portable scanner. Probably how Harry Potter chooses to scan his Hogwarts documents. This device can scan A4 pages with resolutions up to 600 x 600. It will scan a full resolution A4 page in about 28 seconds or a black and white page in less than 4 seconds.

You can also save scanned color or black and white documents on the microSD card. It will cost you $99.99 and it’s compatible with both Mac and Windows platforms.

Wireless page to TV magnifier

Posted in Scanners by Conner Flynn on January 25th, 2010

The Kindle is great for when you need larger fonts, but what if you require huge ginormous fonts? Well, thet’s what your TV is for. The Wireless Page To TV Magnifier scans the written words and sends them wirelessly to your television set in real time.

It can magnify them up to 25X for easy viewing of extremely fine print. It would come in very handy when dealing with lawyers. The handheld scanner picks up every detail of a picture or every letter of a word and transfers data to the base station which is plugged into your TV. Then it sends it to your screen.

Doxie document scanner teased ahead of launch

Posted in Scanners by Shane McGlaun on August 7th, 2009

doxie-sbI hate teaser campaigns and even if the campaign shows you what the device looks like and gives you some specs, but doesn’t come clean it’s a teaser in my book. A new document scanner called Doxie is being teased by its manufacturer.

The Doxie is set to launch in November and ahead of that launch, the company is giving us a bit of info on the product. The scanner is black with little pink hearts; virtually ensuring guys won’t want one. The device can scan full size documents, photos, receipts, and business cards.

Film 2 SD negative scanner

Posted in Scanners by Conner Flynn on February 6th, 2009

Film 2 SD negative scannerFilm 2 SD is another gadget that helps you transfer negatives from your old photo collection to an SD memory card. The device features an integrated LCD display so you can preview. It will let you mirror, flip or rotate your images for direct transfer onto your computer or SD card via USB.

For £119.95 you get a 1GB SD memory card, which is enough to store about 700 5 megapixel images. It’s also compatible with microSD/SDHC memory cards. Time to archive all of those old negatives so they’re safe.

Quicktionary TS: Portable scanning translator

Posted in Scanners by Conner Flynn on October 23rd, 2008

Quicktionary TS: Portable scanning translatorThis portable hand-held scanning translator can scan a word or a full line of text and give you an immediate translation, even idioms and phrases. It’s the Quicktionary TS from Wizcom and it comes preloaded with English-Spanish-English and English-French-English for instant translation. You also get the American Heritage dictionary for English definitions. It will let you hear the words spoken and the touch screen lets you access the dictionary functions by manually typing in words. It’s available now for $179.95.


CardScan business card scanners now Mac friendly

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on September 16th, 2008

CardScan Executive for Mac

CardScan, a maker of business card scanners and related software, is going Mac as it unveils a package which includes Mac specific contact management software. This package is called CardScan Executive for Mac and it will price around $260.

CardScan says this new package includes a business card scanner that reads cards in color at a rate of up to 20 cards a minute. The software uses the company’s “proprietary interpretive technology that understands many nuances of contact information” to try and accurately populate data from both scanning cards and consolidating contact information from electronic files.

Epson consumer scanner has 180-degree lid

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on August 25th, 2008

Epson Perfection V300 Photo

Epson’s got a new consumer scanner out which will cost you around $100 and offers 4,800 dpi optical resolution. It’s called the Perfection V300 Photo and you should find it available now.

Epson’s Perfection V300 Photo scanner sports a high-rise, 180 degree lid for better accessibility to items you want to scan. It offers your typical one-touch scanning with four buttons and comes with LED technology that “enables fast scan speeds and eliminates warm-up both when starting a scan or when switching between reflective and film scanning.” Also built-in are four scan modes to accommodate various user levels and abilities and a transparency unit for scanning of slides and negatives.


Xerox DocuMate 162: it isn’t that pretty but it sure scans fast

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on July 31st, 2008

Xerox DocuMate 162

Xerox has in its product line up today a new desktop document scanner which can scan up to 50 images per minute. It is called the Xerox DocuMate 162 and it runs around $695 .

The Xerox DocuMate 162 comes with a 50-page automatic document feeder and is designed to handle most kinds of documents. It includes a one-touch button so you can scan to the “destination” you so desire, be it to email, the hard drive or another application.

Xerox debuts USB flatbed scanner

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on June 11th, 2008

Xerox 7600

Xerox today rolled out a low end USB flatbed scanner for photo enthusiasts. It is called the Xerox 7600 and it prices for around $100.

The Xerox 7600 is capable of scanning up to 1200 x 1200 dpi in 48-bit color. It has one-touch scanning technology and includes front buttons to scan, copy, OCR, email and custom. These buttons are pre-configured to more effectively do their specific tasks.


Plustek ready to ship new book scanner

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on April 22nd, 2008

Plustek OpticBook 4600 Scanner

Yo, peeps – check this out! We’ve got a new Plustek scanner in the house! Sorry, can’t really think of another way to introduce a boring scanner. Anyhow, Plustek is making available its new OpticBook 4600 book scanner for all your illegal book copying needs for around $700.

The Plustek OpticBook 4600 has special technology and design to let you scan right up to where the book spine is placed. These scans can be done directly to a connected hard drive or other portable storage media. You can also save the scans in a searchable PDF format.

Fujitsu targets mobile Mac warriors with ScanSnap S300M

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on March 17th, 2008

Fujitsu ScanSnap S300MFujitsu has announced a new mobile scanner designed for Mac users. It is called the Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M and it prices around $295.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M is a color, duplex ADF (automatic document feeder) scanner which works with Mac OS X Leopard. It can work via USB connectivity and offers which Fujitsu says is one touch conversion of paper documents into PDF files. It measures a compact 11.2” x 3.7” x 3.0” and weighs a little over three pounds.

Atiz BookSnap helps to digitize your books

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on November 13th, 2007

Atiz BookSnapWhile we aren’t quite sure how many people are out there who are interested in digitizing their book collections Atiz Innovation seems to think there are enough to warrant creating a device for this crowd. This new product is called the BookSnap and it is priced at around $1,600.

The Atiz BookSnap takes the form of a v-shaped book cradle which you place your book in, flipping it one page at a time. It makes use of digital camera technology and OCR software to digitize books reportedly upwards of 500 pages per hour. Other included software is used to crop and adjust the pages, outputting the final product as a PDF file.

BioCert finger scanner an all-American

Posted in Scanners,Security by Nino Marchetti on September 4th, 2007

BioCert PCLokR Pro 1610Artemis Solutions Group, through its BioCert division of of fingerprint security devices, is making available a new fingerprint reader for small business and home computer users. The BioCert PCLokR Pro 1610 is priced at around $40 and available now.

The BioCert PCLokR Pro 1610 incorporates a new slide fingerprint sensor which BioCert says is very accurate. It’s a small fingerprint reader which supports up to 25 users desiring to login into a particular PC. A slightly more expensive bundle version comes with PC security software.

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