Monday, November 23, 2009

PanDigital 5x7 Photo Scanner

I really cannot believe this.
How low can I go?

I was channel surfing like a month ago and there wasn’t anything that got a hold of my attention. The same shows, the same movies, etc. In my search for entertainment I stopped at a specific channel, a specific SHOPPING channel, you know the one… QVC! There was a technology show going on there and since I was bored I decided to keep watching it. WHAT A MISTAKE THAT WAS! I ended up ordering:

So this is a tiny Photo Scanner capable of scanning up to 5x7 pictures. I was at the time scanning my photos with an old, heavy and big scanner which wasn’t even mine. I took the plunge and ordered this because it looked promising. What is really good about it is that I don’t even need this to be connected to the PC as it stores the pictures in the SD card slot of the scanner (and the box already includes a 1GB SD Card.


Supported Media - Media card formats

Memory Card Reader: Built-in 5-in-1

Connectivity: Mini USB 2.0

Power Input: 100-240W

Scanning Document Size: Up to 5x7 inch images

Photo Feeding: Sheet Feed Type

Output Image Format: JPEG

Resolution: 600 dpi

Additional Feature: Dimensions --> 7.5"W x 1.75"H x 3"D / 1 lb

And that’s it.
Everything you need comes inside the Box.
We have:

1) AC Power Adapter
2) Mini-USB to USB cable
3) 1GB SD Card
4) Manual, Registration Card, etc.
5) Cleaning Kit
6) Scanner

As you can see by the picture above, the box is pretty complete and the SD card even comes with a software you can run/install to your PC for further picture modifications (I haven’t used it and I’m pretty sure I never will hehehehe :-p

As advertised, the scanner really takes less than 10 seconds to scan a whole picture. I was going to record some video of it in action but haven’t had time to do it yet. Picture quality is good too (at least it is WAY BETTER than the big Epson scanner I was using!) And what I love the most is that it is so tiny, you can really put it anywhere on your desktop and it will fit.

I will post some scan samples later in the week.

All in all, I believe this was a great purchase for just $100 (including shipping!).
I highly recommend this for someone looking to substitute a big scanner (of course, only if you are using it to scan pictures!) or for someone looking specifically for a photo scanner. You wont be disappointed.

Check it!

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