Scanners

 
  • Full body scanners at airports reveal your junk

    Full body scanners at airports reveal your junk

    Full-body scanners are being tested in a variety of airports. I didn't get the pleasure of using one on my recent trip to Japan, unfortunately, so I can't provide a first-hand account of what it's like. I suspect it's quite unremarkable to walk through one of these. That won't stop people from being outraged over the fact that some TSA goon sitting in a sterile room somewhere where he can't see… Read More

  • Did you know that your iPhone is also a document scanner?

    Did you know that your iPhone is also a document scanner?

    Oh, look, a legitimately clever use of the iPhone, and one that's not hard at all to replicate at home. Essentially, you set your iPhone on a raised surface, then you snap away using the phone's camera. Congratulations, you've just created an inexpensive document scanner. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: USB photo converter for $50

    CrunchDeals: USB photo converter for $50

    If you're thinking of scanning all your old photos using a traditional flatbed scanner, let me be the first to tell you what a royal pain in the ass it is. I've done it a few times in my life and I put it up near the top of the list of things I don't want to do, right underneath "helping someone move". Read More

  • Pandigital has itself a portable scanner, for photos!

    Pandigital has itself a portable scanner, for photos!

    This is a scanner produced by someone by the name of Pandigital. It’s called the PhotoLink Handheld Scanner. It’s portable! Right, so it’s a portable scanner with a max resolution of 1800×1200 at 300dpi. That’s roughly 60 percent of the resolution Getty—they’re like the Associated Press of photography—uses. You can scan photos up to 4×6-inches in… Read More

  • Handheld barcode scanner/printer combo from HP

    Handheld barcode scanner/printer combo from HP

    I’m not one to get overly excited about the technology behind transportation logistics (or am I?) but this thing from HP looks pretty cool. It’s basically a handheld wireless-enabled barcode scanner that can also print quick-drying ink directly onto boxes. So if you work at, say, UPS, you scan a box coming in, that info is transmitted wirelessly to your warehouse servers, and then you… Read More

  • Slides 2 PC, the $100 slide scanner

    Slides 2 PC, the $100 slide scanner

    If you have old folks sitting quietly at home, get them this and give them something to do. Slide scanning – along with vinyl record conversion – is one of those things that our elders would love to get around to but don’t quite have the time or resources to do it correctly. This $100 Ion model, however, will let my mom and pop import those pictures they snapped at the… Read More

  • Document scanner for your iPhone (or any phone)

    Document scanner for your iPhone (or any phone)

    I hate scanners. Hate ‘em. They’re slow, noisy, and they take up too much space. Here’s a departure from the traditional scanner that aims to truly offer no-bullshit document archival. It’s simply a tower for your iPhone (could probably use any phone, though) that uses the camera to take snapshots of the documents underneath. Best of all, you’ll likely have all your… Read More

  • Canon updates and upgrades CanoScan line

    Canon updates and upgrades CanoScan line

    Canon announced today three new additions to their scanner line. The film and document scanner CanoScan 5600F and two document dedicated models, the LiDE200 and LiDE100. A few new upgrades have been added across the board. Besides powering up faster and scanning quicker, users now have the option of using the new Auto Scan Mode. A dedicated “SCAN” button is incorporated which lets the… Read More

  • Photo to digital picture converter looks pretty easy

    Photo to digital picture converter looks pretty easy

    Anybody who’s had to scan a big fat pile of old photos into their computer knows that it suh-huuucks. So along comes the ingeniously named “Photograph to Digital Picture Converter” from Hammacher Schlemmer for $150. It’s got a 5MP CMOS sensor with an 1,800 dpi resolution that basically takes a digital photo of whatever regular photo you slide down into the tray. The device… Read More

  • Epson Perfection V200 Photo Scanner: 3D Object Scannnig for $99

    Epson Perfection V200 Photo Scanner: 3D Object Scannnig for $99

    Stand-alone photo scanners like Epson’s just released Perfection V200 are great for folks who used film cameras during the stone age to take pictures. Whereas those of us who reached full statue during the digital camera boom have less use for them, others could do far worse than this Epson offering. Its 4800 dpi resolution should hold up just fine even when scanning images at the maximum… Read More