Visioneer today announced Visioneer Mobility, a cordless mobile scanner that functions without a computer, cables, or drivers and scans directly to an SD card or USB memory drive. Priced at only $199.99, Visioneer Mobility is a small (2″ x 2.75″ x 11.5″) color scanner that includes a 2 GB SD memory card, rechargeable battery and carrying case. No computer or power connection is required to scan. Users simply press the power button, insert SD or USB memory, press the selector button to choose document type and insert a document or photo. Mobility is also the first mobile scanner that can scan directly to smart phones including Android, Windows and BlackBerry.
Visioneer Mobility instantly digitizes documents, photos, plastic ID cards and more into one of three file formats: color PDF, black and white PDF or color JPEG. Scanned items can be saved to an SD memory card or a USB flash drive. After scanning items, users can simply eject the removable memory and insert it into any computer with a SD or USB slot, whether Windows, Mac, or Linux. Visioneer Mobility is recognized as a storage device when attached to a computer, so the scanned files can also be easily copied to the hard drive with an included cable.
Alternately, a smart phone can be attached to the scanner via the USB port and scanned images will be saved to the phone's storage media. Scanned images can then be shared by the phone's email or any document share or social media service.
Optional Wireless Scanning to the Cloud
Mobility can also scan your documents and wirelessly transfer the scanned JPG files with an optional Eye-Fi card (not included) inserted into your scanner. Eye-Fi is an SDHC memory card that has built-in Wi-Fi. It stores the images on your card and uses your wireless network to effortlessly transfer these images to your computer and over 25 online destinations such as Evernote, Picasa, Facebook, Shutterfly, and MobileMe.
Price and Availability
Available now and priced at $199.99, the Visioneer Mobility comes complete with the 2 GB SD memory card (an SD adapter with microSD card built in to work with smartphones and tablets that accept microSD cards), rechargeable battery, recharging/data cable and AC wall adapter, protective carrying case and DVD that includes a user manual & bonus software.