OB­JECT IM­AGER

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

The term ‘por­ta­ble scan­ner’ re­minds of us the Portron­ics Scanny se­ries—a por­ta­ble and in­de­pen­dent scan­ning de­vice.

Now, iball has also come up with a por­ta­ble scan­ner, though with a dif­fer­ent con­cept. Un­like the Scanny, this isn’t a pen-like de­vice. In­stead, it looks more like a plas­tic ta­ble lamp. The scan­ner has a 2 MP cam­era placed on the corner of the mov­able hand that cap­tures what­ever comes in its range. But it doesn’t have any hard­ware key for cap­tur­ing the im­age to scan. In fact, it has to be con­nected to a PC and the scan­ner can be op­er­ated only us­ing the ac­com­pa­nied soft­ware which takes ages to in­stal. Launch­ing the soft­ware au­to­mat­i­cally dis­plays the doc­u­ments or ob­jects placed be­low the cam­era that can be later scanned. The scan re­sults are saved in JPEG for­mat at 96 dpi res­o­lu­tion hor­i­zon­tally and ver­ti­cally. Ca­pa­ble of scan­ning only A4 doc­u­ments, a black cloth has been added to the box that can be used for the ex­act place­ment and clear scan­ning. The scanned re­sults were not im­pres­sive for A4 doc­u­ments as the am­bi­ent light came into play. How­ever, it did a fairly neat job while scan­ning ob­jects. The com­pany claims it can used as a copier for print­ing and as a video recorder for demon­stra­tions.

BY NIDHI SIN­GAL

IBALL CLICK SCAN

Price:

` 6,500

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