The Vupoint Magic Wand Scanner is back with more features. Now includes 900DPI fine resolution and PDF conversion.
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VuPoint Magic Wand Hand Scanner - Model #PDS-ST441-VP
8GB Micro SDHC Flash Card and adapter
Hard Carrying/Travel Case
Standard Accessories with ALL Magic Wands on our website:
Abbyy OCR software CD
2 AA alkaline batteries
Sensor Color Contact Image Sensor / High-Speed Sensor
Resolution Standard: 300 DPI (default); High: 600 DPI; Fine: 900 DPI
External Memory Support microSD/microSDHC card up to 32GB
Internal Memory SPI Flash
File Format JPEG/PDF
Approx. Scanning Length:300 DPI = 98” (max), 600 DPI = 45” (max), 900 DPI = 35” (max)
Approx. Scanning Width 8.35”
LCD Display 1” CSTN LCD
Preview Zoom 2x, 4x, 8x
Date and Time Setting Yes
Auto Power Off Optional: Off, 1, 3, 5 minutes
Approx. Scanning Speed (A4 and Standard letter Size; JPEG/PDF)*
Fine resolution (900 DPI) = 11 seconds
High resolution (600 DPI) = 6 seconds
Standard resolution (300 DPI) = 3 seconds
Approx. Minimum Capacity
Fine Resolution: 200 photos; High Resolution: 440 photos; Standard resolution: 1300 photos
(based on 1GB microSD card, JPEG/PDF *scanning speed and quantity varies per use)
White Balance Auto
USB Port USB 2.0 High Speed
Power Source 2xAA Alkaline Batteries
Approx. Battery Life AA Alkaline Batteries last approx. 200 scans
Dimension (LxHxW) Approx. 10.1” x 1.1” x 1.2”
Approx. Weight 6.9 oz. (with batteries); 5.3 oz. (without battery)
System Requirements Windows® XP, Windows® Vista™, Windows® 7, Mac OS® 10.4 or above (direct plug-in, driver installation not required)
ABBYY® (OCR Software) Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Software included converts and exports scanned files to computer for editing text. Compatible with Windows® XP, Windows® Vista™ and Windows® 7. (Not compatible with Mac OS)
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Posted by James Regal on 8th Feb 2013
Very nice product- Was a gift chosen together by my daughter on-line- Later we found out the color wasn't available. No big deal to me but she was disappointed. Too bad as it left a bad taste in my mouth as a color that is not available should'nt be an option. Especially with today's technology. No apologies from them, just said they would return my money or I had to pick a limited available color. Be careful on this issue before ordering.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Jan 2013
I was shopping around to help my wife find the right portable scanner to suit her needs. We tried a few different ones and were not satisfied until we found the Vupoint Magic Wand II. Thank God, easy set up and easy to operate, works wonder. I will be ordering another one for myself. You can not go wrong purchasing an item like this.
Posted by Lost Chord on 31st Oct 2012
I have wanted a handheld scanner for a long time, but after the 1990s had given up on it, thinking that the concept was long dead. When I recently saw VuPoint's Magic Wand scanner being used on an episode of "The History Dectectives" (PBS), I was more than just intrigued!
After purchasing one for myself, I am satisfied with the performance, but I was expecting that by now the problems of unsteadiness of the scanning hand might have been solved in the firmware - but not so. Excessive shakiness is picked in the scanned image, so you must be careful. It is still a useable device and I am not suffering from buyers remorse. I actually feel a bit lucky to have found it.
I also got the nice little carrying case in the bundle. I just wish a diagram/picture had been provided as I'm not sure what goes where in the case - I suppose they thought it should be obvious(?). There was also a close-fitting handy cloth pouch to carry the wand around in - nice!
I looked very hard trying to find that USB 3.0 might be available, but alas not offered - yet.
Also worth mentioning is that while studying the product line in order order to find the exact version I wanted, it was very difficult to differentiate one product version from another with a good level of confidence. Even using the VuPoint Product Comparision Chart did not readily answer all nit-noid questions. I think the main "bang-for-buck" issue (among others) was what new feature(s) you get with the Wand II? Just the color LCD display? The 'Wand II' designation was not consistently used in the advertising and the part number is easily confused with the plain version.
Overall I expect this product will be very usful to me and I'm glad to have found it.
Posted by Chenille on 17th Sep 2012
The Vupoint Bundle came exactly as described with memory card & case which was not the case when I originally ordered from a different retailer on Amazon.com. This scanner is great as it produces clear photos and documents that look exactly like the originals. The shipping was fast and my email to Customer Service was answered promptly. I was able to change the color and also apply a coupon code with no issues. Thanks for a great shopping experience!
Posted by Unknown on 13th Sep 2012
It seems to be working fine. I'm still trying to learn how to use it. Trying to figure out the Abbyy OCR cd. But so far I like it.
Posted by Ron on 3rd Aug 2012
This is a wonderful portable scanner. Take it with anywhere to scan anything flat. Quality is excellent. Hope battery life is close to what is estimated (have not scanned over 50 yet).
Posted by GMPATEL on 13th Jul 2012
This scanner is really good. Handy and powerful.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Jul 2012
After brief practice, scanning was a snap for genealogy purposes.
Posted by Diane on 25th Jun 2012
I had so much fun and success with my original wand, but I wished it had a preview option so I knew for sure if I had gotten the scan I wanted. Then, wow, you came up with a version with a preview window. Bought it! I have taken my wand on trips to my relatives and scanned old family pics that are priceless. I also spend much time in doctor's waiting rooms, and scan mag. articles that I can take home and read. I have flatbed scanners, but use my wand everywhere I go...Love it.
Posted by Jason on 8th Jun 2012
This scanner is very easy to use and works great! I love that it has a color display and also scans documents into PDF. I would reccomend this scanner to anyone!!
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