Thursday, February 10, 2011

Scanning Your Collection Just Got Easier

Bob Skinner writes on his Filling Spaces blog, "I've tried a couple of times to assemble an easy contraption for photographing stamp albums without much luck. An intriguing product named the Book Saver Book Scanner has just been announced by Ion Audio at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. While I don't think the product will handle large albums like the Scott Internationals, it still is an interesting concept. The product is expected to be released in April and will cost less than $200."

The makers claim you can scan 200 pages in less than 15 minutes! Not only could you scan your collection for insurance purposes but also your favorite articles from Linn's and other publications.

According to a write-up about it on the USA Today website, "The contraption has two cameras that take separate images in rapid succession of each page of an open book after you press a button that loosely resembles a video game controller. You then lift a cover, turn the page and snap the button again. ION claims since you presumably own the books that you are scanning this is considered 'Fair Use' and there's no need to worry about any rights restrictions."

To watch a YouTube video of the Book Saver Book Scanner in action, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM