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Works fairly well.
on March 16, 2013
This wand scanner can work well, but the results depend on the skill one has in moving the wand over the source image. Books and magazines can be tricky, but with a little practice one can get acceptable scans. They probably will be a bit wavy, though. The 1 inch preview LCD display is really too small for anything other than just seeing what scans have been taken, which can be very useful. The zoom feature helps to display some detail, but it still is only on a 1 inch display.
Before purchasing a wand scanner, one should try using a digital camera first (good cameras have a macro mode that allows sharp pictures to be taken at very close distances). The results for photo imaging book or magazine pages will likely be acceptable for most people, and if one has a camera phone, the tool will be readily available when out at the library for example.
If one is planning on scanning mostly photos, consider a flatbed photo scanner such as an Epson V33 or a Canon instead. For about the same price, the scan quality will be much better.