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VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand with LCD Preview, Blue (PDS-ST441BU-VP)

by VUPOINT

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  • Portable scanner with preview display for color & monochromatic images, documents, magazines
  • High-speed color contact image sensor
  • 300 DPI (default) standard resolution; 600 DPI high resolution; 900 DPI fine resolution
  • Support microSD/microSDHC card up to 32GB (not included)
  • SPI slash internal memory
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Technical Details

  • handheld

Product Description

Whether you are uploading photos or paperwork, the VuPoint PDS-ST441BU-VP can scan a variety of different media, including documents, photos, newspaper articles, magazine articles, letter or any reading documents and save them on to a Micro SD card. Lightweight and portable, easy to carry.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 1.1 x 1.2 inches ; 6.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0077QF9ME
  • Item model number: PDS-ST441BU-VP
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 10, 2012

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Customer Reviews

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Alex Daniels on May 30, 2012
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There's a lot to like about this scanner and it's suitable for quick scanning of flat documents. It's also possible to scan book pages, but there are tricky parts: you have to get the scanner far enough into the spine to get all the text. If scanning sideways across the page, the rollers fall off the edge of the page before the sensor do. So text that's close to the edge (like the page number) will get cropped. With some more modern books that have smaller margins, the text can get cropped too.

Highlights:
Works reasonably well and as you'd expect.

A few areas of improvement:

1) The manufacturer should have 2 sets of rollers - one before the image sensor and one after so that if you're scanning something that has a lip or an edge, like a book, you can get a scan much closer to the edge by running it off a little.

2) Here's a bone-head thing: the scanner forgets ALL of the settings (B&W/color, resolution 300/600/900, PDF or JPEG) every time you turn it off.. E-V-E-R-Y T-I-M-E! Not just when you change the batteries out, but every single time you turn it on, you have to set things back up. That's pretty unforgivable design.

3) It would also be good if they could move the sensor so that it's closer to one of the edges, so you can dig the device into a corner and still scan close to the edge.

4) I'd like to see the max scan speed increased, especially for color high res. Basically, the lower the quality of the scan, the quicker the device will let you move the scanner.

5) The scan button itself has a fairly loud click when you press it. In a library setting it would be good to have less clicky key presses.

None of these issues are terminal, but addressing them would turn a good product into a great product.

PS: when I ordered my product it shipped quickly with the proper carrying case and the 8GB miniSD, so all was good for me.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SarahR on June 23, 2012
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I needed a scanner that could copy pages from books without having to remove individual pages. I didnt need a huge scanner printer and don't have easy access to a photocopier so this fits the bill perfectly. It's portable, quick and very easy to use and not a whole lot of setup was required right out of the package. The 1 inch lcd screen isnt terribly helpful for previewing your scans and is pretty much only necessary for navigating the display/scan settings. However, I do have one actual complaint. The actual scanning strip is only 8 3/4" so scanning horizontal isnt possible for standard 8 1/2"x11" pages. That will create a problem if the binding of your book is thick and doesnt lay flat or perhaps is spiral bound, because the scanner itself casts a shadow on the page if you have to include the binding in order to fit all the text.
I admit not all pages coming out looking neat, but I am using this for homeschooling one child so it's not a big issue us, but you might reconsider if you need to use this for professional use. As reassurance to those who care this scanner can be used in pdf format. I have used this several times a week now for about a month and the batteries are still good, so it's not a battery hog.
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By Bill on December 6, 2013
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This scanner is so easy to use when you have the scanning table to go with it. By itself I found it difficult to get a very good scan, but I still think it's a terrific product. The price was excellent too. I bought one of these for my wife and was impressed enough to order another for me.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Connie on May 26, 2012
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This bundle was order with a hard shell zip cace by Vupoint but was received with a very cheap thin vynil string sleeve. I am disappointed I have not rec'ed what I ordered. This was a false listing and has been very inconvenient for me.
Connie
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