Portable Hand Scanner

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.

Comments (2)

  1. Mavis

    I’m glad you posted this. As I hopefully do my first research trip this year, I was thinking it would be nice to have a portable scanner to take with me.

  2. shantel

    Hello! I noticed your blog entry. I’m not sure if you have heard about the flip-pal mobile scanner? It’s perfect for genealogy. Are you going to be at the Family History Expo in Atlanta? We are going to be there to show folks how the flip-pal scanner works when scanning old photos and documents. Thanks, Shantel

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