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.