If you’ve decided that your e-book reader is your new body part, you may have stumbled upon some of the DIY book-scanner forums or sites such as diybookscanner.org. While the designs presented on the internet are intriguing, they are not always practical for klutzes. Ahem.
So I was equally intrigued by this, the VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand Portable Scanner.
Other portable scanners (such as the DocuPen) have been discussed on the The-Gadgeteer, but this one is affordable and looks large enough for a decent sized scan. It can be found on Amazon.com for $97. Note as Julie mentioned in the DocuPen review, performing a scan sideways may render a better result with some hand-helds.