Scan On The Go

Swipe this hand-held scanner over any text or image, and it sends a high-res image to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth. Kids’ artwork, documents, recipes, or just a part of a page—all look much clearer than a pic from your phone, thanks to built-in illumination. Even artwork, large books, and other images that aren’t completely flat get scanned beautifully. That can’t happen on glass or with a camera. Scanned text has some extra features, too. You can open and edit it in Word. Or work on scanned tables in Excel. This smart scanner can even translate text for you. Frequent trips to the library’s scanner sparked an idea for Michael Born: a smaller-scale scanner—minus the wires—would make it easy to capture images anywhere. Preserve photos digitally, get organized, or shrink some paper piles all with a personal scanner you can take anywhere.

Dacuda

PocketScan Wireless Scanner

Scan On The Go

Swipe this hand-held scanner over any text or image, and it sends a high-res image to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth. Kids’ artwork, documents, recipes, or just a part of a page—all look much clearer than a pic from your phone, thanks to built-in illumination. Even artwork, large books, and other images that aren’t completely flat get scanned beautifully. That can’t happen on glass or with a camera. Scanned text has some extra features, too. You can open and edit it in Word. Or work on scanned tables in Excel. This smart scanner can even translate text for you. Frequent trips to the library’s scanner sparked an idea for Michael Born: a smaller-scale scanner—minus the wires—would make it easy to capture images anywhere. Preserve photos digitally, get organized, or shrink some paper piles all with a personal scanner you can take anywhere.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Erik
    Erik

    Hello everyone! I’m Erik, co-founder of Dacuda. I'm proud to introduce PocketScan to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 9:10 AM

    Just to set use expectations, can you walk us through what you are capable of doing with Dacuda?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:13 AM

    @Mike Pocketscan is the world's smallest wireless scanner you can take with you anywhere you go. You can use it like your flatbed scanner, but even have the ability to scan really large documents, etc.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 9:11 AM

    There are digital scanners on the market, why should people choose Dacuda?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:14 AM

    @Mike Pocketscan is the worlds smallest portable wireless scanner. The software that comes with the scanner makes it a highly productive tool, allowing you to scan and edit what you see instantly.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    3/24/2016 10:24 AM

    Congratulations on your brilliant invention. I like that you can take it anywhere and it takes up almost no space.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 10:43 AM

    Thanks so much for the kind words, Barbara. We liked the same things!

  • Anne
    Anne
    3/24/2016 10:32 AM

    What is the power source/battery requirements? How long does a charge last? Does it come with a charger?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 10:44 AM

    Hi Anne, Dacuda uses a USB rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that gets 400+ scans on single charge. And yes, it comes with a charger.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:44 AM

    @Anne It comes with a built in battery and is chargeable via USB. It last for a few hundred scans at a time.

  • Michael
    Michael
    3/24/2016 10:34 AM

    I see this requires an app which makes sense. But are the files created from the scan in some standard format that can be used/read by other applications, like a jpeg format or something? Or are the files locked into and only readable by the proprietary app?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:45 AM

    @Michael They are outputed in what ever file you choose (PDF, JPEG, Word) to make it as easy as possible to usein your workflows.

  • William
    William
    3/24/2016 1:29 PM

    @Erik In order to output in Word format, does the scanner include OCR software (optical character recognition) which is necessary to output in Word? Otherwise, most scanners can output only in an image format to JPEG or PDF or similar.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 3:32 PM

    It does indeed, William!

  • Tina
    Tina
    3/24/2016 10:36 AM

    How will the Dacuda do on large blueprints such as 24" x 36" ? Will the file size of the PDF be enormous?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:46 AM

    @Tina It works well on larger scans as well, the file sizes don't get too large (never been an issue).

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/24/2016 10:38 AM

    This looks awesome. Does it have any memory or is it only immediate scan to other devices?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:46 AM

    @Guest It transfers all data to the phone/pc and does not have onboard memory.

  • Julie
    Julie
    3/24/2016 10:46 AM

    Hi Erik,

    Can the device scan and enlarge? I was thinking about using it to read text that is too small to read on labels, recipes, etc.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:46 AM

    @Julie Yes, after the scan you can enlarge the scan.

  • Linda
    Linda
    3/24/2016 10:48 AM

    When scanning photos will multiple passes be necessary for best resolution or is one pass sufficient? Also how is resolution affected by movement speed. Thanks

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:53 AM

    @Linda One pass is sufficient. It's best to not move too quickly for optimal results.

  • Christian
    Christian
    3/24/2016 10:52 AM

    I would like to use this with blueprint sheets. How distorted are the scans, and does the distortion grow with sheet size (say 30"x42")? Does this scan in color? Does it work with MacBook or only tablets?

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    3/24/2016 11:02 AM

    @Christian I'm interested in this sort of scanning, as well, and look forward to an answer to this question. Would love to see an example.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:05 AM

    @Lisa Hi Christian. I have not seen distortion grow in the size of the scan, just don't move it too quickly while scanning for best results. This scans in color and works with both macbooks, windows pcs, ios, and android devices.

  • ROBYN
    ROBYN
    3/24/2016 10:57 AM

    Should something go haywire after purchase, what is replacement policy?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:20 PM

    Hi Robyn, the complete return policy can be found here.

  • Juan
    Juan
    3/24/2016 10:59 AM

    Are you able to scan over sized images that wouldn't normally fit on a typical flatbed scanner, say maybe 18x24'?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:06 AM

    @Juan Yes, that is one of the big advantages of pocketscan.

  • Juan
    Juan
    3/24/2016 11:12 AM

    @Erik Awesome! thanks Erik.

  • Scott
    Scott
    3/24/2016 10:59 AM

    Will this work with the iPad Pro. I assume it will, but did not see it listed in the specifications on your website.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:06 AM

    @Scott It should work with the iPad Pro as well.

  • Kim
    Kim
    3/24/2016 11:00 AM

    Crazy question, but can you scan a page from an ipad and if you download from the app, what format are the scans saved in?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:06 AM

    @Kim Yes you scan it to the iPad and you can then download the scans as PDF, Jpeg, etc. (you can specify).

  • David
    David
    3/24/2016 11:01 AM

    Interesting concept that I saw about 15 years ago, but the tech was too slow to be of use to me in the way I would. I travel a great deal for business and I would use this to scan receipts on the go. I've been using my phone application for this, but the process of getting the images organized into folders for my accounting department is a kluge at best. Does your firmware talk to Excel and/or Word and/or Bluebeam? Is there a simple way of telling the file where to go without having to repeat it for each entry? Thanks in advance.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:09 AM

    @David Hi David, after scans you can open them in word and instantly edit what you see. I don't think we have integration with Bluebeam though. I will take a look with the team, and keep this in mind for future updates.

  • David
    David
    3/24/2016 11:16 AM

    @Erik Thanks. I'm most interested in the ease of filing the scan. Must you retype a storage path for each scan, or does your firmware assume the last one used is to be used again, unless told otherwise? Imagine that I'll be scanning 6 to 10 receipts in a session, and my time is precious. I will gladly part with the $150 you ask if this will save me significant time and effort.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    3/24/2016 11:36 AM

    @Erik - I'm interested in this aspect also. Does it reuse the same storage path until changed? Or must it be input each time?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:31 PM

    @Elizabeth on the iOS and android it is stored locally. In the desktop versions you get the scan and can drag it anywhere you would like to have the file saved.

  • Leonard
    Leonard
    3/24/2016 5:19 PM

    @Erik will it work with a Windows Lumina Phone?

  • Joel
    Joel
    3/24/2016 11:09 AM

    How does the device or software achieve proper alignment if what you scan (say, a picture like the one in your demo) is too large to scan in a single pass?

    Joel Rudikoff

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:10 AM

    @Joel The tracking is done through the image stitching and the sensor on the bottom (similar to how your computer mouse works).

  • Douglas
    Douglas
    3/24/2016 11:09 AM

    Can you scan a document into iAnnotate on an iPad?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:10 AM

    @Douglas I have not tried it, but if iAnnotate works with PDFs then sure.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    3/24/2016 11:09 AM

    Does it align photos if you make multiple passes over the same spot?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:11 AM

    @Jennifer Yes, you can check out the videos to see how that works on our site.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:17 PM

    Hi Jennifer, below is the video for best scanning practices.

  • Roger
    Roger
    3/24/2016 11:11 AM

    Will it scan music books or will it be distorted?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:12 AM

    @Roger It works with books too, there is also a video on the Dacuda page showing how to use it with books.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:19 PM

    Here you go Roger:

  • yvonne
    yvonne
    3/24/2016 11:12 AM

    Erik-does scanner work w/all apple products such as iPad, Mac laptops, & iPhones ??

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:14 AM

    @yvonne Yes it does!

  • Christina
    Christina
    3/24/2016 11:13 AM

    Love this. Are you limited in the number of devices you can connect to? Can you easily connect to a new device, for instance the computers and phones of friends, family, and coworkers.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:15 AM

    @Christina It is a bluetooth connection, so you can pair it with as many devices as you would like.

  • Jason
    Jason
    3/24/2016 11:14 AM

    Are there any type of mechanical rollers/encoders to tell it position/motion or is it all done via stitching algorithms?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:17 AM

    @Jason It is all done via stitching and optical sensor (to track on surfaces without any visual content such as a white sheet).

  • Jason
    Jason
    3/24/2016 11:26 AM

    @Erik That's great, no physical means to track motion really makes this stand apart from the competition. I have a cheaper portable scanner that fails primarily because of that, looking forward to this as an upgrade.

  • Jim
    Jim
    3/24/2016 11:21 AM

    This looks very cool...what about negatives or transparencies (like slides). Would they have to be back-lit to reproduce, and would the very small size be problem?

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    3/24/2016 11:38 AM

    @Erik I'm interested in the possibility of copying slides also.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:33 PM

    @Elizabeth Hi Jim, thanks for the interest! As far as I am aware we haven't tried it with slides and it is not officially supported.

  • Bob
    Bob
    3/24/2016 11:26 AM

    Is the battery user replaceable if/when it needs to be replaced? Warranty and support details? Software/driver upgrades and support? How often do you anticipate to provide upgrades/additional features and functionality?

    Thanks,

    Bob

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:28 PM

    Hi Bob, I don't believe the battery would be replaceable, but I will let Erik confirm. Dacuda has a two year warranty and the Dacuda site has support services for you. Again, I'll let Erik chime in on the frequency of upgrades and future functionality.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:36 PM

    @Mike Hi Bob, the battery is not replaceable but it's made to last a long time (the device is low power, so you don't have tons and tons of charge cycles in the battery unlike your cell phone). We are constantly releasing updates and new versions !

  • Joanne
    Joanne
    3/24/2016 11:33 AM

    Sounds like a very cool device... I am an artist/designer, and wondering if it can scan things that are not flat like a book or photograph? I am thinking things like textures, fabric, rocks, flowers, etc.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:23 PM

    Hi Joanne, yes you can scan books and photographs. There are a few videos above that can help you get started.

  • Allyson
    Allyson
    3/24/2016 11:34 AM

    This looks like it was tailor-made for my company! But first a couple of points to ask. 1. When I scan something very large say 34 X 34 on silk from the 1940s and then want to email it to someone I can't wrap my head around how the .jpg or .tif would compress it enough to be sent through email and not lose details so that the email recipient can then enlarge it on their screen. Is this actually possible??? And 2. What about scanning something with texture or something like a three-dimensional object. My example would be a ribbon and medal from WWII. This looks like an amazing invention which we have waited forever for! I hope it can do what I'm asking about here. Please let me know. Thank you so much.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:38 PM

    @Allyson The file size is relative to the scan size, so if it's super huge I'm not sure you could email. It works on books, etc. but not on 3D objects (it's a 2D scanner :) ).

  • Emma
    Emma
    3/24/2016 11:39 AM

    Can this be used to scan textured artwork on a canvas or does the surface need to be flat to use this scanner?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:39 PM

    @Emma a canvas works but other textures it really depend on how textured it is. It is designed primarily for flat surfaces.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    3/24/2016 11:44 AM

    I'm fascinated! Are the three formats you listed the only possible ones? Word, pdf, jpeg?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:41 PM

    @Elizabeth you can also open the files as excel files if they are tables or numbers that where scanned :)

  • Susan
    Susan
    3/24/2016 1:10 PM

    @Erik I'm curious about this too. Is there another place that we can get a link to more of its specifications? Like how many DPI & can you change the DPI or settings like scanning in grayscale vs. color or black & white?

    I'm assuming that it uses OCR (Optical character recognition) for text that resides on the phone or wherever it's getting scanned to? I'm also assuming that you can interface with the unit going in both directions; in other words, you can change the DPI, path of where files are kept, etc., to the device that you are scanning to.

    I have an Android phone & I'm wondering if it can be saved into the directory where my other photos are so that it can automatically be backed up via DropBox or Google Photos. It would be cumbersome to have it go to the download folder on my phone, then have to transfer it to my computer where I have more robust photo editing software.

    So far it's cumbersome moving files around on my Samsung; it doesn't support creating subfolders or drag & drop. I assume that if I use the scanner I would need to do most of the file management on my desktop/laptop.

    I'm also hoping that the scanner can connect to the internet so that you can upgrade the firmware & software on the device itself. It sounds like a great idea, but I would not want to pay $150 for a Beta version if you can't upgrade the software to do the inevitable bug fixes. What is the warranty?

  • Susan
    Susan
    3/24/2016 1:30 PM

    @Erik

    I see that one of my questions about the warranty was answered via another thread; 2 years sounds better than most!

    Regarding the Excel question; I'm assuming that the scan is saved in some kind of rich text format & hopefully if there are tables the OCR software will save it in tab delimited format so that it can be cut & pasted into an Excel file? In my experience with OCR output, you often need to tweak with the data a bit, but it sure beats typing it all in by hand!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 3:54 PM

    Hi Susan, yes, Dacuda uses OCR software so it can be cut and pasted in Excel or Word. And the DPI can be adjusted as well, up to 400. The files will all be stored locally on your mobile device and in one place so you can back them up there. You'll have more control where they go on a laptop or desktop. And yes, upgrades won't be a problem for you.

  • M. Rose
    M. Rose
    3/24/2016 11:45 AM

    What is the warranty - Can it be returned if does not agree with expectations?

  • Jim
    Jim
    3/24/2016 12:25 PM

    @M. Rose I'm very interested in the warranty too. It's a little pricey, so warranty is everything.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:29 PM

    Hi M. Rose and Jim, there is a 2 year warranty on Dacuda.

  • Junko
    Junko
    3/24/2016 11:54 AM

    can it scan even large paintings which do not fit to the regular flat bed scanner?? i have been looking for the solution for that.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:42 PM

    @Junko yes ! That is one of the things other than simply being small that differentiates us from a flatbed scanner.

  • Veronica
    Veronica
    3/24/2016 11:56 AM

    This is a very awesome product for myself as a business owner, I thank you for this! I have to keep receipts for business meals and gas so I can write off everything and this nifty little gadget is perfect for me so I don't have to keep piles of receipts! I am also grateful that the price isn't too high. I think it is quite fair, I expected it to be higher. Again thank you for this product!!!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:32 PM

    On behalf of Erik and the entire Dacuda team, you are welcome! I hope this is a mega problem solver for you.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:44 PM

    @Mike thanks veronica ! always great to hear :) I hope the Pocketscan can make your life easier !

  • Donna
    Donna
    3/24/2016 12:14 PM

    I too am waiting for the answer to the questions about the warranty and what is the guarantee and the answer to Bobs questions on 3/24/16 of:Is the battery user replaceable if/when it needs to be replaced? Warranty and support details? Software/driver upgrades and support? How often do you anticipate to provide upgrades/additional features and functionality?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:31 PM

    Hi Donna, the battery will likely be unable to be replaced, but the product has a two year warranty. I'll let Erik dive into future upgrades and functionality.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:46 PM

    @Mike Hi Donna, sorry about the delay in response. I answered the question above, we provide frequent upgrades on all platforms to make sure that they all work smoothly.

    The battery is not replaceable but given the low power consumption and the fact that you won't be going through hundreds of charge cycles like a cell phone your Pocketscan should last you a long time, so you can just keep on scanning !

  • Alexander
    Alexander
    3/24/2016 12:15 PM

    I want to use this solely for translation of books.

    How does work? If I scan page by page to my iMac or iPod - Will text be immediately translated or must I scan into Word, then use a Translator? I am talking about hundreds, if not thousands, of pages.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:30 PM

    Hi Alexander, the process would be the latter. The Dacuda will get the text into an editable format on a program and then from there you can translate.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:48 PM

    @Mike Hi Alexander, Mike is right on the desktop. On tee mobile app we have translation built in using google translate so you can scan and hit translate and Google will instantly translate it for you ! We even have text to speech so you can have it read to you.

  • Alexander
    Alexander
    3/24/2016 7:06 PM

    @Erik Hi Eric, let me make sure I understand this correctly. Using the mobile on my iPad Mini. I can scan a full page of Russian or German text, hit "Translate" and it will automatically translate the entire page into English. On subsequent pages, will I have reset the languages used or just scan a second page and hit translate.

  • Donna
    Donna
    3/24/2016 12:16 PM

    Not as knowledgeable as some of these other people but I too want an item that does what it says. Will it definitely work with a Macbook Pro Laptop? Sorry did not see it mentioned in the list provided.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:22 PM

    Hi Donna, it works with a Mac OS X 10.10 / 10.11. Hope this helps!

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:50 PM

    @Mike I use mine on my MacBook Pro and love it, so it should be fine on yours as well :)

    If you have any problems we have a great support team to help you !

  • Jim
    Jim
    3/24/2016 12:27 PM

    You may have already covered these, but can you tell us about the warranty. And what about after warranty diagnosis and repair services. I'm sure it's worth the price but it is a bit costly, so these are important questions. Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:30 PM

    Hi Jim, there is a 2 year warranty on Dacuda. I'll let Erik chime in on future services beyond that.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:51 PM

    @Mike hi Jim, it's built to last and we will continue with support even after the warranty period! We want to keep you scanning !

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    3/24/2016 12:42 PM

    Price????

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 1:04 PM

    Hi Sandy, the price is $149.95.

  • staci
    staci
    3/24/2016 1:20 PM

    What a great price for a super handy scanner. Going to try and scan my grandmothers photos that are warped and dated. Thanks for an amazing [email protected]

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 1:35 PM

    We're happy to bring such a great product to your attention, Staci. And what a great use for it. Enjoy!

  • David
    David
    3/24/2016 1:10 PM

    Hi Erik, Can you tell me whether this nifty scanner can scan at different resolutions (& which ones are true optical or interpolated), and whether files can be captured in .tif or other lossless formats? Congratulations on a great innovation! Dave

  • Julie
    Julie
    3/24/2016 1:28 PM

    @David I'm also wondering about this. I saw above someone asked about DPI, resolution, and file quality, and I haven't seen an answer yet.

    I'd like to get this for my sister, who's an artist and photographer, but if the DPI and file quality aren't high enough she'll just send it back.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:54 PM

    @Julie You can set the resolution up to 400 DPI (not interpolated, but true optical data). So scanning and printing in same size works well. We provide PNG (which is loss-less).

    Resolution depends on how much you scan (starting from business card shapes up to scanning long receipts).

  • Deb
    Deb
    3/24/2016 1:12 PM

    Hi Erik,

    You may have already answered this, but from what I can see, the process is: you scan and it opens in a device - at that point your save it in the desired format.

    Questions:

    A 2 step process?

    Once saved, can the saved item be saved again as another format or do you need to rescan?

    With the app - is there security for what information is scanned (like encrypted or...) - i.e. SSN#,personal information, bank and credit card data, etc.

    Thanks so much, Deb

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:44 PM

    @Deb

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:45 PM

    @Erik You can export it into multiple formats :)

    As for security it is as secure as where you choose to store the files (so if you keep it all on your computer, it's processed locally and never sent out).

  • JL
    JL
    3/24/2016 1:30 PM

    I scan a lot of text with the LG Smart Scan mouse scanner, which costs much less than your product. Have you done a side-by-side comparison of the two products? I am curious how they differ.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:45 PM

    @JL

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:46 PM

    @Erik Hi JL! That was actually our first product! We are the ones who invented scan mouse and then licensed it to LG. The biggest difference here is this is wireless and works with mobile & desktop devices.

  • JL
    JL
    3/24/2016 2:23 PM

    @Erik That's great to hear! Thanks!

  • libbie
    libbie
    3/24/2016 1:36 PM

    I am working on an estate with old photos, newspapers, etc and need a quick way to scan multiple items. I do have a flat bed scanner but this looks easier and more portable. I have read negative reviews however, so I hesitate. I want to be convinced to buy as it seems ideal. Can you help me?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:46 PM

    @libbie

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:48 PM

    @Erik Hi Libbie, It is easier to use for scanning larger documents and such that dont work on a regular scanner. If its just a small clipping and you are standing infront of your regular scanner, then that's fine. This is for the road worriers or the ones that you can't scan otherwise.

    If you encounter any problems with the device, our support staff will be happy to help. We have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback so far :)

  • Walter
    Walter
    3/24/2016 1:56 PM

    Will this work with the Kindle Fire Tablet?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 2:05 PM

    @Walter We support android and iOS at this time.

  • Andrea
    Andrea
    3/24/2016 2:00 PM

    If I'm at a library or a store or elsewhere and want to scan something, it just scans directly into a device, correct? So I must have another device with me at all times in order to use the scanner?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 2:05 PM

    @Andrea Yes, but most people have their smartphone with them anyway :)

  • Chesa
    Chesa
    3/24/2016 2:27 PM

    Will your scanner scan to a computer via bluetooth or only a digital device like an iPad?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 2:36 PM

    @Chesa Via bluetooth to Tablets, PCs,Macs, and Smartphones.

  • Chesa
    Chesa
    3/24/2016 2:44 PM

    @Erik Cool - thanks for the quick reply. Good product.

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/24/2016 3:35 PM

    is this the same scanner sold on Amazon for approx. $140 freight incl. with Amazon Prime?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 4:18 PM

    It does not appear to be the same one, no.

  • Robert
    Robert
    3/24/2016 4:59 PM

    Amazon lists a PS15?

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/24/2016 3:49 PM

    Can images be transferred to Mac OS X computer using USB?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 4:21 PM

    @Guest It only works via Bluetooth at this time. We wanted to avoid the cable clutter :)

  • Lanie
    Lanie
    3/24/2016 5:17 PM

    @Erik

  • Lanie
    Lanie
    3/24/2016 5:19 PM

    OOPS! MacBooks have bluetooth built in. Maybe you can transfer that way. I believe that our desktop has built in bluetooth, too. I transfer files that way. @Guest

  • Lanie
    Lanie
    3/24/2016 5:17 PM

    This looks to be an amazing tool for people with learning disabilities. Does is work with iOS programs like Pages? What about applications like Notability? My daughter is dyslexic and this looks like it can be an amazing tool for her in college next year. Especially if she can manipulate the text in applications and use the accessibility features on her iOS devices.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 5:59 PM

    Hi Lanie, those are great questions. The answer is yes. You will end up with text files which can be opened and edited in whatever programs you have available to you. I hope this works for your daughter!

  • Connie
    Connie
    3/24/2016 5:18 PM

    Can documents be sent to an e-mail account? Is it necessary to have internet or cell access to use it? I often travel to places where cell and internet access is not always available or is very limited. Will it work in that type of situation?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 6:00 PM

    Hi Connie, yes they can be sent to an email. You need Bluetooth to open up the app and connect the device. Only if you wanted to send an email would you need internet access.

  • leonard
    leonard
    3/24/2016 6:42 PM

    can you scan from the image on your computer's screen or must it be paper?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:07 AM

    Hi Leonard, you probably wouldn't need to scan the image from a computer screen. That is the end result of Dacuda so you'll be good to go. It's more taking it from paper to screen.

  • John
    John
    3/24/2016 6:51 PM

    Eric, I love the concept and portablility, my problem: I Need to check about my iPad, I think it is too old, think it's a 1st or 2nd generation, is there any way to scan directly to a MAC or Windows desktop computer?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:08 AM

    Hi John, yes, you can scan to your computer as long as it has Bluetooth capabilities.

  • DR JOHN T
    DR JOHN T
    3/24/2016 7:14 PM

    this is a very interesting item. you mention sending ' a high-res image to your phone or tablet'; does this mean that it *cannot* be sent directly to a laptop [such as the macbook air]?

  • DR JOHN T
    DR JOHN T
    3/24/2016 7:15 PM

    @DR JOHN T ah, i see that others have now asked the same question!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:09 AM

    Excellent deduction skills, doctor :)

  • Jackie
    Jackie
    3/24/2016 10:33 PM

    I have an old scrapbook that my Grandfather put together with newspaper articles and photos. The pages of the scrapbook are about 24X36. Do you think the Pocketscan would glide over the newspaper articles and photos that are glued down in order to scan the whole page?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:10 AM

    Yes I do think so, Jackie. I also think that is a fantastic use for Dacuda. Enjoy!

  • sylvia
    sylvia
    3/24/2016 11:02 PM

    Hello Erik & Michael,

    Thank you...ordering mine now!!!!!!!

    All the best success,

    Sylvia

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:11 AM

    Thank YOU, Sylvia, for the kind words.

    All the best scans,

    Mike

  • Donna
    Donna
    3/24/2016 11:20 PM

    I too have many family scrapbooks and photo albums that I want to put on a computer and not keep the albums. It sounds like this is the scanner for the large job. Are there instructions, a site for help and real people to answer questions if we are in trouble and need help? Also do the edges come out so jagged as seen in these videos?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:13 AM

    Hi Donna, that is perfect for Dacuda. Yes, there are a few videos on this page and you can head to the Dacuda site for more extensive support. The edges can be smoothed out by running over them again with the scanner.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Dacuda

PocketScan Wireless Scanner

Scan On The Go

Swipe this hand-held scanner over any text or image, and it sends a high-res image to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth.

Kids’ artwork, documents, recipes, or just a part of a page—all look much clearer than a pic from your phone, thanks to built-in illumination. Even artwork, large books, and other images that aren’t
completely flat get scanned beautifully. That can’t happen on glass or with a camera.

Scanned text has some extra features, too. You can open and edit it in Word. Or work on scanned tables in Excel. This smart scanner can even translate text for you.

Frequent trips to the library’s scanner sparked an idea for Michael Born: a smaller-scale scanner—minus the wires—would make it easy to capture images anywhere. Preserve photos digitally, get organized, or shrink some paper piles all with a personal scanner you can take anywhere.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Erik
    Erik

    Hello everyone! I’m Erik, co-founder of Dacuda. I'm proud to introduce PocketScan to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 9:10 AM

    Just to set use expectations, can you walk us through what you are capable of doing with Dacuda?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:13 AM

    @Mike Pocketscan is the world's smallest wireless scanner you can take with you anywhere you go. You can use it like your flatbed scanner, but even have the ability to scan really large documents, etc.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 9:11 AM

    There are digital scanners on the market, why should people choose Dacuda?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:14 AM

    @Mike Pocketscan is the worlds smallest portable wireless scanner. The software that comes with the scanner makes it a highly productive tool, allowing you to scan and edit what you see instantly.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    3/24/2016 10:24 AM

    Congratulations on your brilliant invention. I like that you can take it anywhere and it takes up almost no space.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 10:43 AM

    Thanks so much for the kind words, Barbara. We liked the same things!

  • Anne
    Anne
    3/24/2016 10:32 AM

    What is the power source/battery requirements? How long does a charge last? Does it come with a charger?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 10:44 AM

    Hi Anne, Dacuda uses a USB rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that gets 400+ scans on single charge. And yes, it comes with a charger.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:44 AM

    @Anne It comes with a built in battery and is chargeable via USB. It last for a few hundred scans at a time.

  • Michael
    Michael
    3/24/2016 10:34 AM

    I see this requires an app which makes sense. But are the files created from the scan in some standard format that can be used/read by other applications, like a jpeg format or something? Or are the files locked into and only readable by the proprietary app?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:45 AM

    @Michael They are outputed in what ever file you choose (PDF, JPEG, Word) to make it as easy as possible to usein your workflows.

  • William
    William
    3/24/2016 1:29 PM

    @Erik In order to output in Word format, does the scanner include OCR software (optical character recognition) which is necessary to output in Word? Otherwise, most scanners can output only in an image format to JPEG or PDF or similar.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 3:32 PM

    It does indeed, William!

  • Tina
    Tina
    3/24/2016 10:36 AM

    How will the Dacuda do on large blueprints such as 24" x 36" ? Will the file size of the PDF be enormous?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:46 AM

    @Tina It works well on larger scans as well, the file sizes don't get too large (never been an issue).

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/24/2016 10:38 AM

    This looks awesome. Does it have any memory or is it only immediate scan to other devices?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:46 AM

    @Guest It transfers all data to the phone/pc and does not have onboard memory.

  • Julie
    Julie
    3/24/2016 10:46 AM

    Hi Erik,

    Can the device scan and enlarge? I was thinking about using it to read text that is too small to read on labels, recipes, etc.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:46 AM

    @Julie Yes, after the scan you can enlarge the scan.

  • Linda
    Linda
    3/24/2016 10:48 AM

    When scanning photos will multiple passes be necessary for best resolution or is one pass sufficient? Also how is resolution affected by movement speed. Thanks

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 10:53 AM

    @Linda One pass is sufficient. It's best to not move too quickly for optimal results.

  • Christian
    Christian
    3/24/2016 10:52 AM

    I would like to use this with blueprint sheets. How distorted are the scans, and does the distortion grow with sheet size (say 30"x42")? Does this scan in color? Does it work with MacBook or only tablets?

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    3/24/2016 11:02 AM

    @Christian I'm interested in this sort of scanning, as well, and look forward to an answer to this question. Would love to see an example.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:05 AM

    @Lisa Hi Christian. I have not seen distortion grow in the size of the scan, just don't move it too quickly while scanning for best results. This scans in color and works with both macbooks, windows pcs, ios, and android devices.

  • ROBYN
    ROBYN
    3/24/2016 10:57 AM

    Should something go haywire after purchase, what is replacement policy?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:20 PM

    Hi Robyn, the complete return policy can be found here.

  • Juan
    Juan
    3/24/2016 10:59 AM

    Are you able to scan over sized images that wouldn't normally fit on a typical flatbed scanner, say maybe 18x24'?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:06 AM

    @Juan Yes, that is one of the big advantages of pocketscan.

  • Juan
    Juan
    3/24/2016 11:12 AM

    @Erik Awesome! thanks Erik.

  • Scott
    Scott
    3/24/2016 10:59 AM

    Will this work with the iPad Pro. I assume it will, but did not see it listed in the specifications on your website.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:06 AM

    @Scott It should work with the iPad Pro as well.

  • Kim
    Kim
    3/24/2016 11:00 AM

    Crazy question, but can you scan a page from an ipad and if you download from the app, what format are the scans saved in?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:06 AM

    @Kim Yes you scan it to the iPad and you can then download the scans as PDF, Jpeg, etc. (you can specify).

  • David
    David
    3/24/2016 11:01 AM

    Interesting concept that I saw about 15 years ago, but the tech was too slow to be of use to me in the way I would. I travel a great deal for business and I would use this to scan receipts on the go. I've been using my phone application for this, but the process of getting the images organized into folders for my accounting department is a kluge at best. Does your firmware talk to Excel and/or Word and/or Bluebeam? Is there a simple way of telling the file where to go without having to repeat it for each entry? Thanks in advance.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:09 AM

    @David Hi David, after scans you can open them in word and instantly edit what you see. I don't think we have integration with Bluebeam though. I will take a look with the team, and keep this in mind for future updates.

  • David
    David
    3/24/2016 11:16 AM

    @Erik Thanks. I'm most interested in the ease of filing the scan. Must you retype a storage path for each scan, or does your firmware assume the last one used is to be used again, unless told otherwise? Imagine that I'll be scanning 6 to 10 receipts in a session, and my time is precious. I will gladly part with the $150 you ask if this will save me significant time and effort.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    3/24/2016 11:36 AM

    @Erik - I'm interested in this aspect also. Does it reuse the same storage path until changed? Or must it be input each time?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:31 PM

    @Elizabeth on the iOS and android it is stored locally. In the desktop versions you get the scan and can drag it anywhere you would like to have the file saved.

  • Leonard
    Leonard
    3/24/2016 5:19 PM

    @Erik will it work with a Windows Lumina Phone?

  • Joel
    Joel
    3/24/2016 11:09 AM

    How does the device or software achieve proper alignment if what you scan (say, a picture like the one in your demo) is too large to scan in a single pass?

    Joel Rudikoff

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:10 AM

    @Joel The tracking is done through the image stitching and the sensor on the bottom (similar to how your computer mouse works).

  • Douglas
    Douglas
    3/24/2016 11:09 AM

    Can you scan a document into iAnnotate on an iPad?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:10 AM

    @Douglas I have not tried it, but if iAnnotate works with PDFs then sure.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    3/24/2016 11:09 AM

    Does it align photos if you make multiple passes over the same spot?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:11 AM

    @Jennifer Yes, you can check out the videos to see how that works on our site.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:17 PM

    Hi Jennifer, below is the video for best scanning practices.

  • Roger
    Roger
    3/24/2016 11:11 AM

    Will it scan music books or will it be distorted?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:12 AM

    @Roger It works with books too, there is also a video on the Dacuda page showing how to use it with books.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:19 PM

    Here you go Roger:

  • yvonne
    yvonne
    3/24/2016 11:12 AM

    Erik-does scanner work w/all apple products such as iPad, Mac laptops, & iPhones ??

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:14 AM

    @yvonne Yes it does!

  • Christina
    Christina
    3/24/2016 11:13 AM

    Love this. Are you limited in the number of devices you can connect to? Can you easily connect to a new device, for instance the computers and phones of friends, family, and coworkers.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:15 AM

    @Christina It is a bluetooth connection, so you can pair it with as many devices as you would like.

  • Jason
    Jason
    3/24/2016 11:14 AM

    Are there any type of mechanical rollers/encoders to tell it position/motion or is it all done via stitching algorithms?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 11:17 AM

    @Jason It is all done via stitching and optical sensor (to track on surfaces without any visual content such as a white sheet).

  • Jason
    Jason
    3/24/2016 11:26 AM

    @Erik That's great, no physical means to track motion really makes this stand apart from the competition. I have a cheaper portable scanner that fails primarily because of that, looking forward to this as an upgrade.

  • Jim
    Jim
    3/24/2016 11:21 AM

    This looks very cool...what about negatives or transparencies (like slides). Would they have to be back-lit to reproduce, and would the very small size be problem?

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    3/24/2016 11:38 AM

    @Erik I'm interested in the possibility of copying slides also.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:33 PM

    @Elizabeth Hi Jim, thanks for the interest! As far as I am aware we haven't tried it with slides and it is not officially supported.

  • Bob
    Bob
    3/24/2016 11:26 AM

    Is the battery user replaceable if/when it needs to be replaced? Warranty and support details? Software/driver upgrades and support? How often do you anticipate to provide upgrades/additional features and functionality?

    Thanks,

    Bob

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:28 PM

    Hi Bob, I don't believe the battery would be replaceable, but I will let Erik confirm. Dacuda has a two year warranty and the Dacuda site has support services for you. Again, I'll let Erik chime in on the frequency of upgrades and future functionality.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:36 PM

    @Mike Hi Bob, the battery is not replaceable but it's made to last a long time (the device is low power, so you don't have tons and tons of charge cycles in the battery unlike your cell phone). We are constantly releasing updates and new versions !

  • Joanne
    Joanne
    3/24/2016 11:33 AM

    Sounds like a very cool device... I am an artist/designer, and wondering if it can scan things that are not flat like a book or photograph? I am thinking things like textures, fabric, rocks, flowers, etc.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:23 PM

    Hi Joanne, yes you can scan books and photographs. There are a few videos above that can help you get started.

  • Allyson
    Allyson
    3/24/2016 11:34 AM

    This looks like it was tailor-made for my company! But first a couple of points to ask. 1. When I scan something very large say 34 X 34 on silk from the 1940s and then want to email it to someone I can't wrap my head around how the .jpg or .tif would compress it enough to be sent through email and not lose details so that the email recipient can then enlarge it on their screen. Is this actually possible??? And 2. What about scanning something with texture or something like a three-dimensional object. My example would be a ribbon and medal from WWII. This looks like an amazing invention which we have waited forever for! I hope it can do what I'm asking about here. Please let me know. Thank you so much.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:38 PM

    @Allyson The file size is relative to the scan size, so if it's super huge I'm not sure you could email. It works on books, etc. but not on 3D objects (it's a 2D scanner :) ).

  • Emma
    Emma
    3/24/2016 11:39 AM

    Can this be used to scan textured artwork on a canvas or does the surface need to be flat to use this scanner?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:39 PM

    @Emma a canvas works but other textures it really depend on how textured it is. It is designed primarily for flat surfaces.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    3/24/2016 11:44 AM

    I'm fascinated! Are the three formats you listed the only possible ones? Word, pdf, jpeg?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:41 PM

    @Elizabeth you can also open the files as excel files if they are tables or numbers that where scanned :)

  • Susan
    Susan
    3/24/2016 1:10 PM

    @Erik I'm curious about this too. Is there another place that we can get a link to more of its specifications? Like how many DPI & can you change the DPI or settings like scanning in grayscale vs. color or black & white?

    I'm assuming that it uses OCR (Optical character recognition) for text that resides on the phone or wherever it's getting scanned to? I'm also assuming that you can interface with the unit going in both directions; in other words, you can change the DPI, path of where files are kept, etc., to the device that you are scanning to.

    I have an Android phone & I'm wondering if it can be saved into the directory where my other photos are so that it can automatically be backed up via DropBox or Google Photos. It would be cumbersome to have it go to the download folder on my phone, then have to transfer it to my computer where I have more robust photo editing software.

    So far it's cumbersome moving files around on my Samsung; it doesn't support creating subfolders or drag & drop. I assume that if I use the scanner I would need to do most of the file management on my desktop/laptop.

    I'm also hoping that the scanner can connect to the internet so that you can upgrade the firmware & software on the device itself. It sounds like a great idea, but I would not want to pay $150 for a Beta version if you can't upgrade the software to do the inevitable bug fixes. What is the warranty?

  • Susan
    Susan
    3/24/2016 1:30 PM

    @Erik

    I see that one of my questions about the warranty was answered via another thread; 2 years sounds better than most!

    Regarding the Excel question; I'm assuming that the scan is saved in some kind of rich text format & hopefully if there are tables the OCR software will save it in tab delimited format so that it can be cut & pasted into an Excel file? In my experience with OCR output, you often need to tweak with the data a bit, but it sure beats typing it all in by hand!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 3:54 PM

    Hi Susan, yes, Dacuda uses OCR software so it can be cut and pasted in Excel or Word. And the DPI can be adjusted as well, up to 400. The files will all be stored locally on your mobile device and in one place so you can back them up there. You'll have more control where they go on a laptop or desktop. And yes, upgrades won't be a problem for you.

  • M. Rose
    M. Rose
    3/24/2016 11:45 AM

    What is the warranty - Can it be returned if does not agree with expectations?

  • Jim
    Jim
    3/24/2016 12:25 PM

    @M. Rose I'm very interested in the warranty too. It's a little pricey, so warranty is everything.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:29 PM

    Hi M. Rose and Jim, there is a 2 year warranty on Dacuda.

  • Junko
    Junko
    3/24/2016 11:54 AM

    can it scan even large paintings which do not fit to the regular flat bed scanner?? i have been looking for the solution for that.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:42 PM

    @Junko yes ! That is one of the things other than simply being small that differentiates us from a flatbed scanner.

  • Veronica
    Veronica
    3/24/2016 11:56 AM

    This is a very awesome product for myself as a business owner, I thank you for this! I have to keep receipts for business meals and gas so I can write off everything and this nifty little gadget is perfect for me so I don't have to keep piles of receipts! I am also grateful that the price isn't too high. I think it is quite fair, I expected it to be higher. Again thank you for this product!!!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:32 PM

    On behalf of Erik and the entire Dacuda team, you are welcome! I hope this is a mega problem solver for you.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:44 PM

    @Mike thanks veronica ! always great to hear :) I hope the Pocketscan can make your life easier !

  • Donna
    Donna
    3/24/2016 12:14 PM

    I too am waiting for the answer to the questions about the warranty and what is the guarantee and the answer to Bobs questions on 3/24/16 of:Is the battery user replaceable if/when it needs to be replaced? Warranty and support details? Software/driver upgrades and support? How often do you anticipate to provide upgrades/additional features and functionality?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:31 PM

    Hi Donna, the battery will likely be unable to be replaced, but the product has a two year warranty. I'll let Erik dive into future upgrades and functionality.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:46 PM

    @Mike Hi Donna, sorry about the delay in response. I answered the question above, we provide frequent upgrades on all platforms to make sure that they all work smoothly.

    The battery is not replaceable but given the low power consumption and the fact that you won't be going through hundreds of charge cycles like a cell phone your Pocketscan should last you a long time, so you can just keep on scanning !

  • Alexander
    Alexander
    3/24/2016 12:15 PM

    I want to use this solely for translation of books.

    How does work? If I scan page by page to my iMac or iPod - Will text be immediately translated or must I scan into Word, then use a Translator? I am talking about hundreds, if not thousands, of pages.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:30 PM

    Hi Alexander, the process would be the latter. The Dacuda will get the text into an editable format on a program and then from there you can translate.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:48 PM

    @Mike Hi Alexander, Mike is right on the desktop. On tee mobile app we have translation built in using google translate so you can scan and hit translate and Google will instantly translate it for you ! We even have text to speech so you can have it read to you.

  • Alexander
    Alexander
    3/24/2016 7:06 PM

    @Erik Hi Eric, let me make sure I understand this correctly. Using the mobile on my iPad Mini. I can scan a full page of Russian or German text, hit "Translate" and it will automatically translate the entire page into English. On subsequent pages, will I have reset the languages used or just scan a second page and hit translate.

  • Donna
    Donna
    3/24/2016 12:16 PM

    Not as knowledgeable as some of these other people but I too want an item that does what it says. Will it definitely work with a Macbook Pro Laptop? Sorry did not see it mentioned in the list provided.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:22 PM

    Hi Donna, it works with a Mac OS X 10.10 / 10.11. Hope this helps!

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:50 PM

    @Mike I use mine on my MacBook Pro and love it, so it should be fine on yours as well :)

    If you have any problems we have a great support team to help you !

  • Jim
    Jim
    3/24/2016 12:27 PM

    You may have already covered these, but can you tell us about the warranty. And what about after warranty diagnosis and repair services. I'm sure it's worth the price but it is a bit costly, so these are important questions. Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 12:30 PM

    Hi Jim, there is a 2 year warranty on Dacuda. I'll let Erik chime in on future services beyond that.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 12:51 PM

    @Mike hi Jim, it's built to last and we will continue with support even after the warranty period! We want to keep you scanning !

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    3/24/2016 12:42 PM

    Price????

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 1:04 PM

    Hi Sandy, the price is $149.95.

  • staci
    staci
    3/24/2016 1:20 PM

    What a great price for a super handy scanner. Going to try and scan my grandmothers photos that are warped and dated. Thanks for an amazing [email protected]

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 1:35 PM

    We're happy to bring such a great product to your attention, Staci. And what a great use for it. Enjoy!

  • David
    David
    3/24/2016 1:10 PM

    Hi Erik, Can you tell me whether this nifty scanner can scan at different resolutions (& which ones are true optical or interpolated), and whether files can be captured in .tif or other lossless formats? Congratulations on a great innovation! Dave

  • Julie
    Julie
    3/24/2016 1:28 PM

    @David I'm also wondering about this. I saw above someone asked about DPI, resolution, and file quality, and I haven't seen an answer yet.

    I'd like to get this for my sister, who's an artist and photographer, but if the DPI and file quality aren't high enough she'll just send it back.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:54 PM

    @Julie You can set the resolution up to 400 DPI (not interpolated, but true optical data). So scanning and printing in same size works well. We provide PNG (which is loss-less).

    Resolution depends on how much you scan (starting from business card shapes up to scanning long receipts).

  • Deb
    Deb
    3/24/2016 1:12 PM

    Hi Erik,

    You may have already answered this, but from what I can see, the process is: you scan and it opens in a device - at that point your save it in the desired format.

    Questions:

    A 2 step process?

    Once saved, can the saved item be saved again as another format or do you need to rescan?

    With the app - is there security for what information is scanned (like encrypted or...) - i.e. SSN#,personal information, bank and credit card data, etc.

    Thanks so much, Deb

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:44 PM

    @Deb

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:45 PM

    @Erik You can export it into multiple formats :)

    As for security it is as secure as where you choose to store the files (so if you keep it all on your computer, it's processed locally and never sent out).

  • JL
    JL
    3/24/2016 1:30 PM

    I scan a lot of text with the LG Smart Scan mouse scanner, which costs much less than your product. Have you done a side-by-side comparison of the two products? I am curious how they differ.

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:45 PM

    @JL

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:46 PM

    @Erik Hi JL! That was actually our first product! We are the ones who invented scan mouse and then licensed it to LG. The biggest difference here is this is wireless and works with mobile & desktop devices.

  • JL
    JL
    3/24/2016 2:23 PM

    @Erik That's great to hear! Thanks!

  • libbie
    libbie
    3/24/2016 1:36 PM

    I am working on an estate with old photos, newspapers, etc and need a quick way to scan multiple items. I do have a flat bed scanner but this looks easier and more portable. I have read negative reviews however, so I hesitate. I want to be convinced to buy as it seems ideal. Can you help me?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:46 PM

    @libbie

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 1:48 PM

    @Erik Hi Libbie, It is easier to use for scanning larger documents and such that dont work on a regular scanner. If its just a small clipping and you are standing infront of your regular scanner, then that's fine. This is for the road worriers or the ones that you can't scan otherwise.

    If you encounter any problems with the device, our support staff will be happy to help. We have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback so far :)

  • Walter
    Walter
    3/24/2016 1:56 PM

    Will this work with the Kindle Fire Tablet?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 2:05 PM

    @Walter We support android and iOS at this time.

  • Andrea
    Andrea
    3/24/2016 2:00 PM

    If I'm at a library or a store or elsewhere and want to scan something, it just scans directly into a device, correct? So I must have another device with me at all times in order to use the scanner?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 2:05 PM

    @Andrea Yes, but most people have their smartphone with them anyway :)

  • Chesa
    Chesa
    3/24/2016 2:27 PM

    Will your scanner scan to a computer via bluetooth or only a digital device like an iPad?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 2:36 PM

    @Chesa Via bluetooth to Tablets, PCs,Macs, and Smartphones.

  • Chesa
    Chesa
    3/24/2016 2:44 PM

    @Erik Cool - thanks for the quick reply. Good product.

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/24/2016 3:35 PM

    is this the same scanner sold on Amazon for approx. $140 freight incl. with Amazon Prime?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 4:18 PM

    It does not appear to be the same one, no.

  • Robert
    Robert
    3/24/2016 4:59 PM

    Amazon lists a PS15?

  • Guest
    Guest
    3/24/2016 3:49 PM

    Can images be transferred to Mac OS X computer using USB?

  • Erik
    Erik – Special Guest
    3/24/2016 4:21 PM

    @Guest It only works via Bluetooth at this time. We wanted to avoid the cable clutter :)

  • Lanie
    Lanie
    3/24/2016 5:17 PM

    @Erik

  • Lanie
    Lanie
    3/24/2016 5:19 PM

    OOPS! MacBooks have bluetooth built in. Maybe you can transfer that way. I believe that our desktop has built in bluetooth, too. I transfer files that way. @Guest

  • Lanie
    Lanie
    3/24/2016 5:17 PM

    This looks to be an amazing tool for people with learning disabilities. Does is work with iOS programs like Pages? What about applications like Notability? My daughter is dyslexic and this looks like it can be an amazing tool for her in college next year. Especially if she can manipulate the text in applications and use the accessibility features on her iOS devices.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 5:59 PM

    Hi Lanie, those are great questions. The answer is yes. You will end up with text files which can be opened and edited in whatever programs you have available to you. I hope this works for your daughter!

  • Connie
    Connie
    3/24/2016 5:18 PM

    Can documents be sent to an e-mail account? Is it necessary to have internet or cell access to use it? I often travel to places where cell and internet access is not always available or is very limited. Will it work in that type of situation?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/24/2016 6:00 PM

    Hi Connie, yes they can be sent to an email. You need Bluetooth to open up the app and connect the device. Only if you wanted to send an email would you need internet access.

  • leonard
    leonard
    3/24/2016 6:42 PM

    can you scan from the image on your computer's screen or must it be paper?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:07 AM

    Hi Leonard, you probably wouldn't need to scan the image from a computer screen. That is the end result of Dacuda so you'll be good to go. It's more taking it from paper to screen.

  • John
    John
    3/24/2016 6:51 PM

    Eric, I love the concept and portablility, my problem: I Need to check about my iPad, I think it is too old, think it's a 1st or 2nd generation, is there any way to scan directly to a MAC or Windows desktop computer?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:08 AM

    Hi John, yes, you can scan to your computer as long as it has Bluetooth capabilities.

  • DR JOHN T
    DR JOHN T
    3/24/2016 7:14 PM

    this is a very interesting item. you mention sending ' a high-res image to your phone or tablet'; does this mean that it *cannot* be sent directly to a laptop [such as the macbook air]?

  • DR JOHN T
    DR JOHN T
    3/24/2016 7:15 PM

    @DR JOHN T ah, i see that others have now asked the same question!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:09 AM

    Excellent deduction skills, doctor :)

  • Jackie
    Jackie
    3/24/2016 10:33 PM

    I have an old scrapbook that my Grandfather put together with newspaper articles and photos. The pages of the scrapbook are about 24X36. Do you think the Pocketscan would glide over the newspaper articles and photos that are glued down in order to scan the whole page?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:10 AM

    Yes I do think so, Jackie. I also think that is a fantastic use for Dacuda. Enjoy!

  • sylvia
    sylvia
    3/24/2016 11:02 PM

    Hello Erik & Michael,

    Thank you...ordering mine now!!!!!!!

    All the best success,

    Sylvia

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:11 AM

    Thank YOU, Sylvia, for the kind words.

    All the best scans,

    Mike

  • Donna
    Donna
    3/24/2016 11:20 PM

    I too have many family scrapbooks and photo albums that I want to put on a computer and not keep the albums. It sounds like this is the scanner for the large job. Are there instructions, a site for help and real people to answer questions if we are in trouble and need help? Also do the edges come out so jagged as seen in these videos?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    3/25/2016 9:13 AM

    Hi Donna, that is perfect for Dacuda. Yes, there are a few videos on this page and you can head to the Dacuda site for more extensive support. The edges can be smoothed out by running over them again with the scanner.

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