MSRM iScan Wand Portable Document & Image Scanner Review

Are you in the market for a solution that will allow you to scan different types of documents wherever you are? If the answer is yes, then you may want to look at the MSRM iScan Wand Portable Document & Image Scanner.

The scanner is great to carry around because it is lightweight, coming at about 9.6 ounces. To get an idea of the size of this machine, think about a rolled up magazine. This means you can pack it nicely into your laptop bag. It is powered using a USB port so you can use it even when there is no AC power available.

The makers of this scanner promise that this is the scanner engineered for business. The software included with the new machine will allow you to send the files you scan straight to a computer.

The software will also give you the ability to correct the images including automatically removing punch holes from the images you scan, automatically size the documents, enhance the quality of the text, and correct and images which are skewed.

The scanner is compatible with personal computers and Mac products. This machine is perfect for either the home office or a person who travels with theirs.

Included in the package are the scanner, an 8GB micro SD card, a battery, USB cable, software to use for installing, set up manual, carrying bag, and the calibration and cleaning sheets

Features

The   MSRM iScan Wand Portable Document & Image Scanner comes with an 8GB micro SD and battery. Other features of this product include the following.

  • Product dimensions are 86″ x 1.97″ x 1.45″
  • It weighs 0.6lb
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Requires a Micro SD up to a maximum of 32 GB
  • Equipped with Optical Character Recognition Software (OCR) for converting and editing images
  • Designed to be lightweight and travel-friendly
  • Equipped with standard resolution at 300×300 dpi, which happens to be the default, medium resolution at 600×600 dpi, and 900×900 dpi high resolution

Pros

  • Lightweight makes its perfect for a person who wants to work from different locations
  • Scanned files can be sent directly to a computer using the included software and the USB cable
  • Correction tools give you the ability to automatically remove the impurities you do not need on your images such as punch holes
  • Software allows you to enhance the quality of your images and also automatically resize the scanned documents
  • Mac and PC compatibility permits you to store scanned images on your computer
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • Even though this is a great scan for flat documents it has a few issues when it comes to scanning books
  • Issues with adjusting file sizes after scanning and reducing sizes to under 100 MB is a real difficult job if not impossible

Summary

The MSRM iScan Wand Portable Document & Image Scanner is a good solution for someone who is busy whether they are in the office or on the run. This is a convenient machine for someone looking to scan flat products such a receipts.

Books will be scanned but this is not the best machine for that. But again, anyone looking at this machine should not expect it to work like a copier or flat scanner. The dimensions of this machine, 9.8 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches and 9.6 ounces weight, makes this a device that will ensure your office goes with you wherever you are. Just throw the thing into your laptop bag.

The MSRM iScan can help you scan documents up to 8.5″ x 14″. The stuff you scan can be sent right to the inbox of an email, a PDF that you can later search, and other such storage devices.

You can also use the included software to send the images directly to your computer. It also comes with image correction software that you can use to improve the quality of your image and also correct any that get skewed.

Comparison

If you do not quite like the MSRM iScan Wand Portable Document & Image Scanner, you will be glad to know that there are other products in the market such as VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand Portable Scanner. This is the right product to compare to the MSRM iScan as both come at the same price.

The VuPoint Solutions scanner comes with an A4 color image sensor. It also requires the use of a micro SD card to the size of up to 32 GB. If you look at its dimensions, 10 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches, it is slightly smaller than the MSRM iScan.

You can also look at the FastSnail Magic Wand Portable Document & Image Scanner. This is also a great product to compare to the MSRM iScan Wand Portable Document & Image Scanner as they are in the same price range.

The FastSnail Magic Wand comes with a 16GB micro SD card. It is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. It has an automatic shutdown feature. The machine will shut down if you have not used it for 3 minutes. This will help you serve the battery.

Verdict

After looking at the MSRM iScan Wand Portable Document & Image Scanner and its features we can safely recommend it for someone looking for a flexible scanning solution whether they are in the office or on the go. This is the recommended product for someone working within a tight budget.

We looked at the things that come with the scanner such as the USB cable, software, a setup guide and a bag to carry the machine in and we are convinced that you are getting value for your money.

When we compared the MSRM iScan with the other products in its class were are satisfied that it has all the features that the good products in this class have. Examples include the software which makes it compatible with different operating systems.

It also comes with a battery as a gift. This means that you can start scanning as soon as your machine arrives without the need to stop and get a battery first. The Optional Character Recognition (OCR) software gives you the ability to convert and edit all the documents you scan.

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