September 2, 2010

Just Ordered My Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

Well I did it. I ordered a Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

I've heard good things about this scanner, and I loved that it is small (10.25 x 6.5 x 1.25 inches), easily carted around (weighs less than one pound), and scans in an area 4x6inches. It will scan larger documents or photos and has stitching software to merge larger items into one.

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner is cordless, battery powered (I love that idea!) You can set it for 600 and 300 dpi resolution which is plenty for my genealogy scanning needs. I'm excited to see it, try it and use the stitching software program for larger scans.

The website says it's "A remarkable solution for preserving and sharing memories" If it works as they say it does, it will be! I'll be taking it to my 87 year old auntie's place and scanning all those old photos I've been drooling over. The ones she can't bear to let out of her sight....

I'm really excited about this portable scanner and can't wait for it to arrive. Oh and I almost forgot to mention, it was only $149.99. Fingers crossed that it arrives soon!

7 comments:

Geniaus said...

Look forward to your post after you put it through its paces.

PaperQuilter (aka Liz) said...

I've been hinting that the Flip-pal scanner would make a good birthday present. I'll have to be patient though, because their website says shipping won't begin until October for orders placed now.

Anonymous said...

I'm also interested in your follow up post about this. Would love to know how the stitching option rates.

If the stitching is as good as they say it is, you could take it to do research and stitch-scan records/documents instead of photocopying.

I want one! :)

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Everyone I talked to who saw it at the Salt Lake Family History Expo liked it (I didn't go). Curious to know what you think of it.

Della said...

have you received your flip pal? I placed my order aug. 5, and was so excited to get it. (i was charged for it immediately.) after more than a month, i called them to see what happened. they said they were back ordered and would be sent after oct. 1. again, mid october comes and still no scanner. now i'm in a bind because i'm on deadline for a project and need the scanner! i would still really want the flip pal, but if it doesn't arrive, i am just going to have t go out and purchase a different one!

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Della, the Flip Pal Twitter account (@mobilescanning) says they are shipping now. Hopefully you get yours soon!

shantel hansen said...

Hi Amy and Della,

Flip-Pal mobile scanner is now shipping. You can post on http://www.facebook.com/MobileScanning what you are scanning! Shantel