After spending $20 in copies in my first month of nursing school, i knew I had to find something more efficient. This product is definitely what I was looking for! It is a little difficult to scan books, but in the end it does work. It makes it very easy to share notes with other students. Or to get notes from others if you happen to miss a day. You have to scan very slowly and as straight as possible to get the best picture, but for the most part it works great. You do HAVE to buy a MicroSD card (they are pretty cheap) and i would suggest buying a better case than the little slip it comes with. You can scan in either B&W or color and either high or low resolution. Color works better the darker the pen is. My favorite pen are light blue and pink and sometimes they are difficult to see unless you scan them in B&W. I love my scanner and everyone I show it to thinks it's so cool! Hope this helps.
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Scan documents, photos, newspaper articles, magazine articles, letter or any reading documents and save them on to a Micro SD card. Easier way to turn stacks of documents into organized digital files. Lightweight and portable, easy to carry.
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PDS-ST410-VP Handheld Scanner
Simple and compact
If you are looking for small and simple device, this is it. The best portable scanner I have ever seen. Simple to use and simple to connect. As a police officer I use this to copy all kind of documents. You can connect via cable or dump to your PC using SD card adapter. It uses micro SD card, which does not come with the scanner (WHY?). When you buy new micro SD card, make sure you buy it with regular SD shell. Most of the micro SD cards will come with it. My laptop has a slot for regular SD card and I can damp all my files into my laptop in no time. This scanner will have some distortions, but for documents it's not a problem. Photos will look good as long, as you practice your hand speed while scanning.
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Makes my work look much more professional
I bought this product to scan review pages in my college books, so my home work would look more professional and less time typing. I found that it saves all its scans as JPG files, in order to be able to edit my scans in micrsoft word, I had to convert the JPG files with OCR program (http://www.free-ocr.com/) that made the file into an editible word doc. Once I figured out how to do it (which didn't take long) it made all my work look great with less time typing .
A fun, fantastic new tool for the research bag
As a genealogist, and webmaster, I am frequently at research locations pulling info. to transcribe later, or to add directly to my website. I spent several hours yesterday scanning in old newspapers from the 1890's, and this scanner worked very well. I did some scans that were the length of the newspaper from top to bottom, and other scans were just parts of individual articles. I tried color and b/w, both worked, but I decided to stay with color. I did just under 300 scans in one session - using a 2GB microSD card. When I finished, I slipped the microSD card into its SD card adapter, and put it in my PC to pull up the images with my card reader. It worked great. The software that came with it was not really necessary, and I don't see why it was included. Once you have your scans, you can use any program that will edit or display .jpg files to view your images. You can also use a SD card reader to transfer files to you computer from the memory card if you don't want to use the cable that comes with it.
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