They Came From Montana wrote a great review today, here, of a hand scanner which can be used to make a quick scan of a document should you find yourself in a library or archive without change for the copier, or if you come across something in a book that is too fragile to be copied. I want one!
In the meantime, I’ve discovered another cool gadget for scanning on the fly: an Android app called Portable Scanner, which works on Android phones like my HTC Droid Incredible. It’s available at the Android Marketplace for $1.99 and you can read about the app and see screen shots of it at Appbrain.com Using this software allows me to point my phone’s camera at the document and take a picture image which is then visible on the phone’s screen. This way I immediately know how good the scan was and I (…more)