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VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan

VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan
alaScore 92

106 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vupoint Magic InstaScan Handheld Portable Scanner (PDS-ST420-VP) auto sheet feedVupoint Magic InstaScan Handheld Portable Scanner (PDS-ST420-VP) auto sheet feed

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan Portable Smart Scanner (PDSBT-FL20-VP)

 

The VuPoint Magic InstaScan Portable Smart Scanner is a potentially useful tool you can carry with you for the occasional quick scan, particularly to your cell phone or tablet.

Small and light enough to carry anywhere. Connects by Bluetooth. Free scan apps for Android, iOS, Windows, and OS X.

Bluetooth is the only connection choice. No internal memory to let you scan without a mobile device or PC. Not suitable for scanning more than a page or two at a time.

Conclusion If you need a full-fledged scanner that's portable, take a look at the VuPoint PDSWF-ST47-VP or the VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand with AutoFeed Dock PDSDK-ST470-VP . Both can scan a full page in one sweep, and both can scan to memory, so you...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan PRO PDS-ST480-VP

 

The VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan PRO PDS-ST480-VP offers easy, fast scanning on the go, with or without a computer.

Scans without a computer. Rechargeable battery. Comes with document management program with optical character recognition.

Requires a microSD or microSDHC card to scan, but doesn't ship with one. User guide doesn't mention included software, or provide instructions on how to use it.

At the other extreme, if you need to see files at a large enough size to confirm that fine details scanned well, you'll be a lot better off with the Editors' Choice Visioneer Mobility, which can send files to your phone or tablet to view at much larger...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan Portable Smart Scanner PDS-ST420-VP

 

The VuPoint Solutions Magic InstaScan Portable Smart Scanner PDS-ST420-VP offers impressively fast speed.

Scans without a computer. Battery powered. Includes optical character recognition program and Evernote utility.

Comes without required memory card. Have to move files to a computer to confirm scan quality is acceptable.

The only issue that keeps this scanner from being Editors' Choice is the lack of any way to confirm the scan quality on the spot. That means you may find out later, when you can no longer rescan, that a given scan isn't good enough to be usable....

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Paula J. (newegg.com)

VuPoint PDS-ST420-VP

 

Has good options as far as color/mono, jpg/pdf, and resolutions of low, medium, or high. Is easy to program the options desired. Scans relatively quickly. Is easy to use. Nice clean and crisp images. Affordable price. Includes a stabilizing pad that...

Must be disconnected from computer to scan, so scans cannot be immediately viewed. Cannot reset defaults to preferred settings. Each time it is powered off, or connected to computer, settings return to factory defaults, requiring settings to be...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: OrionRed (newegg.com)

Frustration in a box

 

I contacted VuPoint, and the only thing they suggested was to 'calibrate' it. That means running through a specially printed card included with the device. It does nothing for the accumulation of the stripes.

Quickly makes unusable scans

I thought I'd hit the jackpot with this. I have shoeboxes full of pictures. I used this and made like 200 scans in about a half hour while watching Netflix ; When I opened the files, the first two or three looked OK, then these little vertical stripes...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Frustration in a box

 

I contacted VuPoint, and the only thing they suggested was to 'calibrate' it. That means running through a specially printed card included with the device. It does nothing for the accumulation of the stripes.

Quickly makes unusable scans.

I thought I'd hit the jackpot with this. I have shoeboxes full of pictures. I used this and made like 200 scans in about a half hour while watching Netflix. When I opened the files, the first two or three looked OK, then these little vertical stripes...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: shayweb (officedepot.com)

Archived years of data quickly

 

Good Value, Easy to Use, Fast, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Viper (officedepot.com)

Ideal for our needs

 

Good Value, Easy to Use, Easy to Set Up

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: sunshine14 (officedepot.com)

Love This Scanner !!

 

Doesn't Jam, Good Value, Easy to Use, Fast, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black
Display:LCD
Scanner Type:Pen

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4

Performance

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Scan file formats:JPG, PDF

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Battery Type:AA
Power supply type:Battery

Scanning

Colour scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: No
Maximum scan size:210 x 297
Optical scanning resolution:900 x 900

System requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8\nMac OS® 10.4 +

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.9
Height :4.1
Weight:391
Width:6.6