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Portable Handheld Scanner with OCR Software
|Image sensor:||A4 Colour Contact Image Sensor 5136 dots)|
|Resolution:||Low 300 x 300 dpi (default) High 600 x 600 dpi|
|Maximum scanning speed for A4 size document|
|Colour High resolution: 13 Seconds|
|Colour Low resolution: 3.0 Seconds|
|Mono High resolution: 6.0 Seconds|
|Mono Low resolution: 2.0 Seconds|
|Capacity (based on 1GB microSD card):|
|600 dpi colour 220 Photos (Min.)|
|600 dpi mono 290 Photos (Min.)|
|300 dpi colour 780 Photos (Min.)|
|300 dpi mono 1280 Photos (Min.)|
|Scan width:||8.27ins/21cms (A4)|
|Max scan length:||300DPI: 50ins/125cms, 600DPI:25ins/62cms|
|LCD:||Scanning status display|
|Auto Power Off:||3 Minutes|
|USB 2.0 high speed port|
|External memory:||microSD Card|
|2 X AA alkaline batteries|
|Size:||255 x 30 x 33mm|
|Windows Xp sp2 / Vista /Windows 7/ Mac OS 10.4 or above|
|CPU:||Pentium II or above|
ReviewsWrite a Review
10 of 32 Reviews
Do not buy it
I bought this to scan books, what a waste of money. It will do some pages good but most it will not get into the spine. As for scanning pictures unless your as steady as a rock they are not good enough, when you do it get it right then the image is really good. Take my advice use your digital camera to shoot the book pages, more reliable.
Surprisingly good and excellent value. Enabled me to scan documents behind glass as well as specific areas of laminated A1 documents.
Initially I was disappointed with this product as I found that the advert was misleading in that it did not state that a microSD card had to be inserted into scanner before the scanner can be used. Those of us who have used a Logitech scanner some years ago will know that it transferred the information directly into the computer and I expected this scanner to be the same. My understanding from the description and reviews was that the batteries and microSD card allowed the scanner to be used away from the computer for later transfer. To sell this scanner without pointing out that it won’t work without the card makes the scanner unfit for purpose. Your salesman offered to sell me a card but when I declined, giving my reason that I would not be using it away from a computer failed to point out my error. However, subsequent initial use of the scanner with a borrowed card appears to show that the scanner is will do all that I want.
Do be aware that the Micro card is not an optional extra - the scanner won't work without one. Your PC won't even recognise it, so you can't scan direct to PC even if you want to.
Excellent, space saving as I haven't got the space for a flatbed scanner. and it works with the iPad Camera Connection Kit! so can be used to archive all your photos for your iPad too!
A brilliant colour scanner at a fraction of the price compared to a few years ago. My last son is using it to great effect at university when he cannot get the textbooks from the library that he needs.
The pros: Lightweight, no cables, installs via USB with ease and no need for other software. Good for scanning books (if the spine gets in the way on a flatbed). It's easier to use than the old hand scanners I remember from 10 years ago, on 300dpi it's quite tolerant of scan speed. You can go too fast on 600dpi though. It's relatively easy to use although not intuitive because you have to hold some buttons to get special features. The power control is held for over a second to switch on and to calibrate you need to go through a relatively complex procedure. The quality is okay for a scanner of the type but you get (minor) banding horizontal and vertical to some extent that appears to be unavoidable no matter how careful you are. Nice leatherette bag, and free batteries.
I had two problems with this. The scanner is not set for A4, as advertised, but a size somewhat wider (not a problem) and somewhat shorter. If the text on a page runs close to the lower edge, it will not be scanned. There is no way to change the setting. Also, I found the supplied OCR software unable to cope with the text, in standard print and English, at all, reducing it to gibberish. Two other programs I have managed well. Apart from these matters, the scanner works well on flat sources, and produces readable JPEG files which are satisfactory for archiving.
Too big. Pity u don't have a pocket-sized version.
Ok, been after a handheld scanner as I am training in Merchant Navy and needed to scan machinery manuals at sea. These are very bulky and have thick binders and don't enjoy being scanned on a flat bed scanner. I researched many different scanners and they were all in the £100 to £120 range. But they all had bad reviews, poor construction, poor usability etcetera. The Maplin scanner had good reviews from real people named Derek etc (not fake ones like so many online shops) so I thought I'd give it a go. First off I had to buy a separate SD card (32GB) and I also bought a Sandisk SD card USB holder. So I can whip it out of scanner and plug straight into my laptop. Very handy. But the supplied usb cable is also easy to use. Plug it in and turn on scanner. Follow calibration instructions which a child could handle then just select whether you want high/low res, colour/black and white on scanner. line it up with marked scan lines on scanner then press button start scanning, press button to stop and thats it, SIMPLE. If you go too fast or slow the error light comes on and tells you. But that has never happened to me. It feels pretty solid and glides along page on little wheels and is a pleasure to use to be honest. I even use it sometimes to scan in A4 posters on wall if I need the info! I'd reccommend it to anyone. Sometimes if the binding on a book is a bit tight you just run scanner vertically from spine to edge of page instead but you can rotate this on software provided. Also did a wee bit of OCR on it and it seems to pick up most the words fine. Doesn't always keep all the formatting but to be honest Id rather have a good scanner than state of the art software and a rubbish scanner like the top end manufacturers offer...
QuestionsAsk a Question
3 of 3 Questions
Will this scanner scan business cards and the OCR software be able to take the data from it?
Does this scanner and its OCR software work on Windows 7?
Stephen Maher said:
Does this come with its own internal memory? if so what size or do you have to buy a micro SD card for it?
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|N90HT||Portable Handheld Scanner with OCR Software||(1+)||£34.99|
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