I have an idea. I’m always on the lookout for something that will help me capture information most effectively for my genealogical research and I like to experiment. This morning, I’ve seen a product that I’m interested in trying out – a hand wand portable scanner.
This portable hand scanner allows you to scan books, newspapers, receipts, etc to an SD card and then download the images to a computer. Why do I want one? If this were to work successfully for me, it would mean that I could save money on photocopies when I visit research libraries. This particular model is by VuPoint and I’ve used another one of their products before; a slide scanner. While the slide scanner ended up not working out for me it was not because of the product, but more the fact that it wasn’t designed for how I wanted to use it.
I’m particularly anxious to try out this hand scanner and will be looking for a source to purchase it. I’ll let you know how it turns out.