I wrote about the new Scandock in the December 12, 2012 edition of this newsletter. The article is still available at http://goo.gl/joucE. The new Scandock device turns your Apple or Android smartphone into a professional-grade scanner for pictures, documents, and books. With Scandock, all your scans go with you. You can send scanned images by email, create a PDF, or upload right from the phone. You can leave the scanned image in the phone or, once uploaded, copy it to any application or storage area you wish. Of course, you can also do both: leave one copy in the phone and upload additional copies to other applications.
If you look closely at the photo, you can see a cell phone has been placed on the device. You can click on the small image above to view a larger version.
In the December article, I quoted the manufacturer's statement that "The iPhone/iPad version should be available in early 2013. The Scandock app for Android should be available soon thereafter." I don't consider June to be early in the year, but the manufacturer has finally announced that the Scandock is available today for $499 at http://www.scandock.com/.
At that price, I think I'll skip it. I know of other scanning solutions that are a lot cheaper than $499. However, if you do purchase a Scandock, please drop me a note to tell me how you like it. If applicable, and if you give me permission, I'll publish your comments here in the newsletter for the benefit of others who may be thinking of purchasing a similar unit.