We’ve told you about several portable scanners, and readers have said they simply use their phone’s camera to snap a shot. I’ve tried the photo approach, but I often end up with a crooked image or a dark place that obscures some of the image. That’s fine for casual use, but it won’t work so well when you need something more professional looking. With the portable StandScan, you can ensure that your snapped copies look as professional as possible. Unfold the StandScan Pro, place your smartphone on top (must have a back camera), and place your original on the platform below. The Pro version even has battery-powered LED lights inside to evenly light the document. You can even use it as a light box to take well-lighted images of 3D objects, too. The StandScan Pro is $29.95. There’s a regular StandScan version with no lights for $19.95.
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