Tidy up all those loose papers with NeatDesk. It is a high-speed desktop scanner and filing system that was obviously meant for businesses and those with way too much paper on their desk. The digital “inbox” can scan both sides of up to 10 business cards or receipts at a time or an entire 50 page document at once and convert to PDF. Available for both PC and Mac, you must really have the need for neat at a price of $449.95.
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We are forever getting business cards that somehow get lost in the shuffle. Penpower’s Worldcard Ultra helps organize them in this palm-sized scanner. Practically dust-free, you simply scan the cards and it will save the information. If you have a Mac, the device will input directly into your Address Book. At a size of 4.13 × 1.2 × 3.66-inches and a weight of 5.4 oz, the scanner recognizes multiple languages and can link to map directions. Equipped with software and a USB cable, the WorldCard Ultra retails for $199.95.
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A new portable, handheld medical scanner has been created that plugs into a cell phone via USB cable to transmit data to processors. Then images come back on the cellie screen. Because one processor can serve many imagers, the cost will be reduced overall. Professor Boris Rubinsky, at the University of California in Berkeley, is hoping that the Star Trekkian device will be used in developing nations, rural clinics, and even ambulances.
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We dig this HP Photosmart C81800 All-in-One. No more messing with extra internal or external burners. Not only does it print, copy and scan with a 96 bit depth, it features a built-in CD/DVD Burner with LightScribe that will remove dust and scratches from your photos. It prints up to 34 ppm in b/w and 33 in color with 1200 rendered DPI black when used with a computer. It supports CF, xD, SD/MMC, SDHC, HDMMC, MMCPlus, MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, and MS Pro Duo, as well as borderless printing up to 8.5 x 11-inches. With a $40.00 instant rebate, the Photosmart is available for $359.99 and will give any family member an excuse to dredge up all those old photos of you as a baby to show them to you one more time.
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Is your wallet or business card folder too bulky from scads of business cards? We suggest getting organized with the NewSoft Presto! BizCard Reader5, which will not only scan those cards, but create a database of contact information which you can update and customize. There is even a search tool, so you can find that caterer’s number in a matter of seconds. Available for both Windows and Mac, the Presto! BizCard Reader5 costs $130, and includes a CD-Rom, USB cable and calibration card.
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We recently got the DocuPen RC800 Portable Scanner in our clutches, and our friend Nate True is here to show it off in this episode of Unboxing Live. The DocuPen series of scanners are pen-sized scanners that are definitely aimed at the on-the-go professional.
Let us know what you think, or what you want us to unbox next!
ThinkGeek’s LighTalk Scanner is having its second coming out party. Simply draw an image on a piece of paper, scan it, switch and fan it, and you have a 4” x 7” image that will outshine everyone at the next 4th of July picnic. Get two of them, and you and your buds can flash back and forth.
Not only does the new and improved model scan faster, it contains 8 image banks to store your designs. Even better, the new sequential display allows you to show animated graphics or a paragraph of text. LighTalk is 8.5” long with a 1” diameter and scans best when used with a .2” black Sharpie (doesn’t everything work better with a Sharpie?).
LighTalk utilizes 2 AAA batteries (not included) for over 10 hours of continuous display and is available in three body colors. At a price of $39.00, LighTalk II comes with wrist strap and instructions.
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