Wednesday, 1 May 2013

TECH: HoverCam Mini 5 (Versatile document scanner that fits in your pocket)

The HoverCam Mini 5 is a portable scanner that doubles as a webcam.

The new HoverCam Mini 5 that I've been reviewing is cool, at least for people whose offices tend to move with them.

It doesn't resemble your typical scanner, portable or otherwise. Mini 5 comes from a San Diego company called Pathway Innovations & Technologies, which refers to it as the "Swiss army knife" of document cameras. It's an apt description.

Unlike your average scanner, the Mini is small and light enough to fit into your pocket. (Yes, I know there are apps that can turn your smartphone into a scanner.)

The design is clever.

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