O King Portable Book Scanner

I’ve seen portable scanners before, but never one so basic in form.

The O King book scanner takes portability to a new high. It comes with an optional plastic back plate, but the scanner can be used without it. The scanner itself folds in half, and is basically a 2MP webcam. There’s a USB port on its base where you’ll need to connect it to a computer.  The scanner costs $120.

Do you know what it would be good for? It’s small enough when collapsed that you can carry it in your luggage without serious penalty. You could bring this to trade shows and use it to scan all the handouts you get. On the other hand, who has the time?

Also, 2MP is rather low these days. You can do better than that with an average smartphone.

via Oh Gizmo!