I have written before about the handheld VuPoint Magic Wand Portable Scanner. When I have demonstrated it in person, it always generates a lot of interest, including during a talk I gave this afternoon at the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society. Imagine my surprose when I returned to my hotel room a couple of hours later and found these are now available on eBay at a much lower price: $54.99 with free shipping.
Keep in mind that these are refurbished units, so technically they are not brand new. However, each one includes a 14-day return policy with no questions asked plus a 90-day warranty. I'd consider that to be low risk.
I have no idea how many of these are available or how long the sale will last. All I can say is that are available as I write these words on Saturday afternoon at http://cgi.ebay.com/VuPoint-Magic-Wand-Portable-Scanner---Refurbished/260753320850?_trksid=p1468660.m2000037
I have one of these and love it although I paid $99.95 for mine last year. I don't get paid for mentioning these nor do I make a commission. I am simply a satisfied owner of a VuPoint Magic Wand Portable Scanner and want to make sure other genealogists know about the sale.
The following is the specifications as listed on eBay:
The VuPoint Magic Wand is a handheld scanner that boasts innovative design and features LCD display that shows scan progress. This handheld scanner has a lightweight and ergonomic design which is easy on the wrist. The VuPoint Magic Wand supports standard and high resolution images and also features an image sensor that can read from an A4 size color document. This portable scanner has high scanning speeds whilst scanning standard colored or monochrome images or high resolution colored or monochrome images. The VuPoint Magic Wand is a battery operated device featuring auto power off feature. This portable scanner has USB 2.0 connectivity and also supports Micro SD cards of up to 32GB. This scanner delivers efficient and high speed performance and clear and accurate scans.
- A scanner you can use almost anywhere
- Compact size for on the go scanning, up to 8.5" wide
- Choice of resolutions lets you maximize quality or speed
- MicroSD memory card slot
- Built in display provide useful feedback