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Skypix Portable Scanner for People On The Go

Written by Vlad on September 9, 2010 – 4:24 pm - 6,481 views

Skypix Portable Scanner - elevated left hand view showing micro SD slot

The Skypix Portable Scanner performs colour and greyscale scanning with a maximum resolution of 600dpi. It is shaped like a wand, which you slide across the document you want to scan. This allows you to easily scan pages from books and magazines, which is not possible with portable page scanners, like the popular Fuji Scansnap series.

The scanned images are saved in JPEG format onto a MicroSD card. The scanner connects to your computer via a mini USB cable and it appears like a removable flash drive – all the scanned JPEG images are placed inside a folder.

It is powered by two standard AA batteries, which provide enough power for about 200 scans.

It weighs just 210g (7.4oz) and is 25.4cm (10″) long – 4.4cm (1.73″) longer than the width of a sheet of A4 paper. The Skypix portable scanner is 3.05cm (1.2″) tall and x 2.79cm (1.1″) wide. This makes it easy to fit into a backpack or handbag.

The scanner comes with a drawstring bag, mini USB cable and a CD with bundled OCR software.

I bought it on eBay for just under $100 including shipping.

Why I bought the Skypix Portable Scanner

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