Easily scan your documents or photos into digital format files. Scan in color or black & white in high resolution
Lightweight, carry it with you anywhere
Great for archiving and organizing
Less than a foot long, the Magic Wand Portable Scanner scans documents, photos, newspapers, magazines, receipts, and more, and saves them to a microSD card (included!). It's perfect for travelling, or even simply keeping at home as an alternative to bulky scanners. Slide it into the carrying case for instant protection, and easily transport it in a purse or briefcase. Because the scanner is battery powered (batteries included!), there's no hassle of trying to take a charging cable everywhere. The device is capable of saving up to 200 scans per battery refresh, making it reliable anywhere you go.
Bring it to the library and scan what you need; capture your favorite fabrics to compare later when you just can't decide; save your child's drawings digitally; scan a poster, flyer, or magazine page to share with your friends on Facebook later; archive a friend's recipe, or even a school or work document. There's no need to waste paper or money on photocopies, because this eco-friendly device reduces paper usage considerably, while still giving you quality scans which won't become lost or stained. The scanner can capture images 8.27" wide and up to 98" long in as little as 3 seconds, and you can navigate the 1" LCD screen for resolution options of 900DPI, 600DPI, or 300DPI and your choice of PDF or JPEG output formats.
When you get home, simply connect the scanner to your computer with the supplied USB cable to transfer your scans to your computer (compatible with PC and Mac). If you scanned a text document, you can even use the bonus OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software to convert saved documents into text editable and searchable files compatible with popular word processing and spreadsheet software (Windows only; not compatible with Mac OS).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love it. It scans very quickly, about 2 to 4 seconds depending on the size and content of what you're scanning. You do have to hold the scanner perfectly straight as it will come out exactly as you have scanned it - if you move the scanner, your finished product will reflect that. For me though, I'm using it mostly for old family recipes in the original handwriting - and it's just what I've been needing.
I am replacing a flat Canon scanner (about the size of a large laptop) I purchased several years ago to bring with me on genealogy trips -- visiting relatives, courthouses, etc. This scanner is so much more practical -- and image quality (with a steady hand while scanning) is at least as good. Also love the fact that it can be used to scan framed and wall-mounted photos. I've successfully scanned through glass frames and plastic encasements as well. A micro sd card with an adapter is handy for transferring to a laptop although, frankly, I think using the cord is faster. It is recognized by Windows as a garden-variety storage device, so no extra software to download.
I do a lot of scanning for work and with my hobbies. While I love my Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner, there are places you can't take it easily, and there are things that you can't scan with even the best consumer flat bed scanner.
This is where I thought this wand scanner would come in - scanning pages in very large books and maps needed in my research and in my writing.
So I settled on this product because it included everything, and because I had some holiday gift cards that made spending this much worth it.
First, be advised that the entire package arrived in its original, sealed clamshell display case.
Secondly, getting the clamshell open was the easiest part of dealing with this scanner.
Thirdly, the instructions that come with item are very basic and there is no troubleshooting section. I can see why some people love it and other people claim it doesn't work.
The OTHER issue that I am having with this...
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