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TaoTronics® Cordless Handheld Scanner (Colour TFT Display Screen, 300, 600, 900 DPI, Colour & Mono, JPG / PDF Format, Micro SD Card Input, OCR Software Included)

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  • Permanently archive all your documents digitally - convert your colour or black & white photos, receipts and books into digital files
  • Scan images with 300, 600 or 900 DPI resolution and save them directly to a micro SD memory card (up to 32GB);
  • Real-time scanning detector to avoid distortion. Built-in screen displays resolution, remaining battery life, and memory status;
  • Comes with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software for easy editing of scanned files;
  • Built in 1.4" TFT displays colour preview of complete scan

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Technical Details
BrandTaoTronics
Item Weight395 g
Product Dimensions25 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
SizeTT-DS003 900dpi+1.4" Colour Display
Manufacturer Part NumberTT-DS003
  
Additional Information
ASINB00IMTA76S
Best Sellers Rank 84,370 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight440 g
Date First Available25 Feb. 2014
  
 

Product Description

TaoTronics TT-DS003 Cordless Handheld Scanner

Like a magic wand, the TT-BS003 Cordless Handheld Scanner frees you from bulky flat bed scanning units. Simply wave over the page, book, photo, receipt, painting, you name it, and the scanner will pick it up for you. Permanently digitize and store all your documents and never lose them again.

Scan Anywhere, Anytime, on Anything
-Small and portable size means this can be used anywhere
-Scan books, magazines, manuals, maps, business cards, or anything flat
-Scan files flat bed scanners cannot - paintings, posters, old photos, fragile books, etc.

Talks to You
-1.4" TFT colour display to preview scans immediately after you scan
-Three resolution modes: 300, 600, or 900 dots per inch for superior scanning quality
-Avoid distorted images with the real time scanning detector
-Built in LED displays resolution, memory, and battery life

Computer Friendly
-Easy to upload - connect to your PC or MAC with a micro-USB or insert your micro-SD card
-Choose between two formats: JPEG and PDF
-Our packaged Optical Character Recognition software converts images and files so they can be read and edited on word processors

What's in the Box:
1 x TaoTronics Cordless Handheld Scanner (Model: TT-DS003)
1 x USB Cable
1 x OCR CD
1 x Cloth Bag
1 x Cleaning Cloth
1 x User Manual

Specifications
-Scan Range: A4 (216mm)
-TFT: Scanning status display
-Auto Power Off: 3 Minutes
-Interface: Mini-USB Port
-System Requirement: Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP SP2, Mac OS 10.4 or above (direct plug-in, driver installation not required)
-Three AAA batteries needed to operate
-OCR software does not work on MAC


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I was sent this hand-held scanner for review purposes and after using it now for a couple of weeks I can say that it has performed very well indeed. I have mostly used it to scan images and text from old hard back books that can not easily be scanned in a conventional flat-bed scanner.

The device measures approximately 26 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm (L, W, D) and weighs in at around 220g with 3AAA batteries fitted (not supplied); incidentally it works perfectly well on rechargeable cells. It is supplied with:

a metre-long USB lead
a cleaning cloth
a textile carry / storage bag
a card for calibrating white balance (did not need to use it)
a guide
a disk with scan / OCR software.

The scanner can be used without the USB lead when batteries are inserted, but you will need a micro SD card. Set up is intuitive, and although the manual is a sensible size, I preferred to download instructions from the manufacturer's website.

In use, as others have noted, have a few practise attempts first. The image can be viewed on the scanner's 1.4 TFT colour screen and provides quite sharp resolution, certainly enough to decide if the image quality is sufficient for intended purposes.

Even though I'm mostly using the scanner on my computer desk, I prefer to use it wire-free because there's less chance of the cable getting snagged. Once plugged into the PC I can download the images to my computer using the supplied software, which is quite capable, or my own. I have managed to get pretty good results with the scanner's default settings.

The build quality is excellent as are the results; there are bound to be lots of varied uses for this scanner and for scanning pages from books without damaging the spine, this has been superb (and better than taking a photograph with my phone's camera too).

Highly recommended.
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By R de Bulat TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Jun. 2014
I had a hand scanner back in the 90's as a cheap alternative to what was then the prohibitive cost of any kind of flat-bed scanner: it was 10cm wide and wasn't that good, really. Nowadays, flatbed scanners, with the exception of high end reprographic ones, are relatively cheap and, as a few people I asked about this item said, why do you need a scanner when you have a phone? How technology moves on. I was offered this scanner to review and was interested in it for a number of reasons: firstly making a copy using a phone is not necessarily best if you want or require accurate reproduction - lens distortion, less than perfectly flat copy, etc. can skew the results and cameras require a proper copy set up for similar reasons. You can't always have a flatbed scanner with you and this device has the benefit of portability with the ability of copying things perfectly flat, since the item to copy must pass under its rollers. It comes with a small cloth carry case and takes up a small space in your luggage or briefcase. so portability and accuracy in copying is going to be the main advantage of this scanner - where quality matters, in other words.

The scaner requires 3 AAA batteries to operate and a micro SD card, which are not included and comes with a carry case, USB connector, a small lens cleanining cloth, OCR software and a small manual that I merely glanced at, but there are some set up procedures, so ypu might want to have more than a glance in order to save time experimenting. It can scan in colour or black and white, at 300, 600 or 900 dpi and in jpeg or pdf format. Since most printed matter is still 300 dpi, this performs quite well, with good colour reproduction, although not perfect, but then perfection in reprographics comes at a high price.
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This is better than I expected I connect to laptop with sub

This is better than I expected produces perfect copies direct to laptop or SIM card a bit tricky at first need steady hand like swiping a ruler across a page but was surprised at results it's the size of a 12inch ruler with carry case. I leave on a side table ready to use unlike the photocopier which is stored under the bed and is a chore to set up.
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I was kindly supplied this item free of charge to test and evaluate. In exchange, I agreed to provide an honest review detailing my thoughts. This is said review.
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A nifty gadget that’s fantastic as a hand scanner, but feels clumsy as a multi-page / volume desktop scanner. I guess that's not surprising as its primary function is a hand scanner, and anything else is secondary.

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---- WHAT'S IN THE BOX? ----

- Scanner and docking station
- 8GB microSD card
- Fabric travel pouch
- CD: OCR software
- USB cable
- Instruction manual
- Cleaning cloth
- White Balance Calibration Card

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---- INITIAL IMPRESSIONS ----

Initial impressions are positive: the box is neatly packed, the product is smart and appears to be of high quality.

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---- INITIAL USE / SETUP ----

I dived in, perhaps not having read the instructions as thoroughly as I should. I will briefly outline the issue that occurred, through my lack of patience.

There are two possible sources of power: battery, or via USB. Not having 6 AAs to hand, I opted for the latter and connected the USB to my computer. I pressed the on button, the screen lit up (exactly as the instructions said they should) and then after a few seconds, an image of a PC with a USB cable came up. It was at this point that I got stuck. Feeling slightly impatient, I wanted to feed some paper through and scan something. The paper was sucked through, an appropriate whirring sound is heard, and the screen reads “SCAN”, but nothing else happened.
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