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.
IBALL CLICK SCAN