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VuPoint SolutionsMagic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Black)
 
4.1

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Photos and graphics (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5), Business (3)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very good scanner, WiFi transfer OK.

Pros:
Very easy to setup and use. You could be up and running in a couple of minutes.
Good scanning quality. Image quality could be changed very easy.
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Pros:
Very easy to setup and use. You could be up and running in a couple of minutes.
Good scanning quality. Image quality could be changed very easy.
File transfer is quick with WiFi and even quicker via USB. Also you could use a MicroSD card with a card reader.
It comes with PaperPort 14 but it isn't necessary.
Scan output could be changed between image and PDF.

Cons:
Don't expect high quality scans (when compared to a desktop unit…I got it for portability), especially when scanning photos. Scanning glossy materials might result in washout results.
Depending on usage and settings batteries could run out mighty fast. If you scan a lot then I recommend rechargeable batteries.
This device should have come with rechargeable batteries and it should have been able to charge via USB.
Connecting to the scanner via WiFi, requires you to log out of your network which will disconnect you from the internet. Wireless pass-through could have solved this issue, allowing simultaneous connection with scanner and internet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

very well made / didn't work out for me

If it was used with the flat scanner board that I had gotten with it, it may have worked fine. I was scanning an open book and no matter how slow or what setting...Read complete review

If it was used with the flat scanner board that I had gotten with it, it may have worked fine. I was scanning an open book and no matter how slow or what setting I had put it on, I could not get a clear print out. It had shadows all over the place and a lot of blurry spots. When I copied the outer firmer cover of the book, the picture came out a lot better. So for what I needed it for, it didn't work, but I can't down it if it is used in other ways like with the board that is made for it, with a separate sheet out of a book. The construction of it was great.

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4.0

So far so good.

By Jo

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Black):

      I've only had this product for a week, but so far it's great. It does time out a little quickly, and I haven't figured out the date and time thingy, but it works well so far.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good Portable Scanner

      By srouse

      from Madison, WI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Scan

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Horrible Apps
      • Horrible Ios App
      • Tedious To Transfer

      Best Uses

        Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Black):

        I got the scanner running quickly and am starting to get used to how to use it. It takes a little awareness of where the scan area is and that you have to keep the wheels spinning (was scanning a raised object). The WiFi is alright...takes too long to get going and it's tedious to change your wifi to the wand's location, but generally a cool solution to transferring images. The app is absolutely horrible and although as a button for deleting it doesn't actually delete images. You have to connect to a computer to do that.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Just what I needed

        By Tpayne

        from New York, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Good For Documents
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Somewhat fragile

        Best Uses

        • Art Projects Documents
        • Receipts

        Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Pewter):

        I bought this for an art project. I always find textures around NYC that I wish I could scan, this is the perfect tool. Although it can be fickle, the result is somewhat strange - not quite a photo and not quite a scan, somewhere in between. Works well on flat surfaces, and poorly on non flat surfaces. Also a perfect tool for quickly scanning documents and papers

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        • No

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        4.0

        Very good scanner, WiFi transfer OK.

        By jojesa

        from Brooklyn, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Books
            • Matte Photo Papper
            • Plain Paper
            • Receipts

            Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Black):

            Pros:
            Very easy to setup and use. You could be up and running in a couple of minutes.
            Good scanning quality. Image quality could be changed very easy.
            File transfer is quick with WiFi and even quicker via USB. Also you could use a MicroSD card with a card reader.
            It comes with PaperPort 14 but it isn't necessary.
            Scan output could be changed between image and PDF.

            Cons:
            Don't expect high quality scans (when compared to a desktop unit…I got it for portability), especially when scanning photos. Scanning glossy materials might result in washout results.
            Depending on usage and settings batteries could run out mighty fast. If you scan a lot then I recommend rechargeable batteries.
            This device should have come with rechargeable batteries and it should have been able to charge via USB.
            Connecting to the scanner via WiFi, requires you to log out of your network which will disconnect you from the internet. Wireless pass-through could have solved this issue, allowing simultaneous connection with scanner and internet.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Easy to Use, Definitely Worth It

            By LegalEagle

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Black):

                I have to scan several documents for business purposes each month. This scanner is fantastic, very easy to use and the wi-fi component is incredibly helpful. I can access my documents online quickly and easily.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By SAM

                from Dallas, Texas

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Good Bit Depth
                • Good Resolution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos and Graphics

                  Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Black):

                  Easy to use, Good quality image.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  2.0

                  Quite disappointed.

                  By Amy

                  from Canada

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Messy
                  • Poor Picture

                  Best Uses

                  • Office

                  Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Purple):

                  I bought this product hoping to scan the thousands of photos that I have accumulated over the years in a quick and easy manner, with quality that definitely wouldn't be flatbed-quality but still good enough to pass-- especially since this version offers scanning in 900dpi. I bought this with their tabletop stand which worked fine, but the quality of the scanner itself was greatly disappointing.

                  The scanner worked, yes, but there were lots of thin lines streaking vertically down every single photo I tried, indicating it was inherent to the scanner itself and not the photos (I've scanned a few of the same photos with a flatbed before and it worked perfectly fine). The only way I was able to get rid of all the lines was to resize it down to less than 300dpi (from 900dpi)... which really, defeats the purpose of having a higher resolution option available in the first place.

                  If you're using this to scan books (eg. those in libraries that cannot be borrowed), office documents, or receipts, I suppose it wouldn't be such a bad scanner. For my purposes, though, I found it to be a terrible let down and a total waste of money. Now I'll have to figure out what I'm going to do with this stupid thing AND the scanning stand.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  3.0

                  very well made / didn't work out for me

                  By sneaker

                  from Lynn Ma

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Black):

                  If it was used with the flat scanner board that I had gotten with it, it may have worked fine. I was scanning an open book and no matter how slow or what setting I had put it on, I could not get a clear print out. It had shadows all over the place and a lot of blurry spots. When I copied the outer firmer cover of the book, the picture came out a lot better. So for what I needed it for, it didn't work, but I can't down it if it is used in other ways like with the board that is made for it, with a separate sheet out of a book. The construction of it was great.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product!

                  By AJP

                  from Easton, PA

                  About Me Gearhead

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Efficient
                  • Fast
                  • Quiet
                  • Sharp Detail

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Office
                    • Photos and Graphics

                    Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Purple):

                    My business requires copies of documents for submission to gov't agencies on behalf of my clients. This portable scanner copies effortlessly.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    4.0

                    Pretty good scanner

                    By evelynopsis

                    from NY

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Efficient
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Photos and Graphics

                      Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Purple):

                      Havent had for long but it works well so far. My only complaint so far is the instructions. Their Quick Start Guide omits one impt. info. To power on press and hold for 2 seconds to turn it on. I thought it wasnt working and almost returned it.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      Handy and useful

                      By FMonteiro

                      from Fortaleza, Brazil

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Blue):

                      It`s quite good to have a scanner that you can take everywhere. Quality of scanned documents is very good.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Excelent

                      By Vicente

                      from Santiago

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Color
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Excellent Software
                      • Good Resolution

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photos and Graphics
                        • Publishing

                        Comments about Magic Wand Portable Scanner With Wi-Fi (Black):

                        Easy, fast and portable. Very good images, excelent quality.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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