I have to admit that we live in an age where we all have digital content now, on our smartphones, tablets, computers, and pretty much everything else. Most of us have a scanner in our home, but the Flip-Pal gives you a very portable scanner that is about the size of a book.
This scanner is powered by 4 AA batteries that are included with the product. The moment you turn it on, the small screen asks for the date, which is easily programmed in using the four arrow key buttons.
The Flip-Pal has a lid that you put down on your subject like any other scanner, and it is perfect for photo prints. For example, my mother, who has yet to embrace the digital age, sent me some photos of me, and I scanned them here. The tiny screen that I mentioned earlier showed me a perfect scan.
The best part is getting to my computer was easy. The Flip-Pal comes with a 4GB SD memory card, that I was able to eject and put in my computer. If your computer doesn’t have an SD card slot, there is a USB to SD adapter included.
I haven’t even got to the best part just yet. The Flip-Pad is so named because unlike other scanners, you can just remove the lid and scan something. Seriously, you can just get a magazine, newspaper, or any print material and just lay the Flip-Pad on it. You can even look through the Flip-Pad and watch it as it scans. Of course, what you scans appears on the tiny screen, and the resolution is pretty good.
There is also a way to scan bigger things, with some EasyStitch software that can combine multiple scans to make a larger image.
So, I believe that the primary audience for this is scrapbookers. There is even some StoryScans software that combines the recorded voice with a scan so you can create some good memories.
If this sounds like something that you are wanting, and I might have to recommend it to everyone, it can be purchased on the Flip-Pal site for about $149.99.