Ever had one of those experiences where you need a photo scanned ASAP? Or simply get images into your iPad and share them to the world? Mustek has found a great solution to this with their sleek and stylish DockingScan. Compatible to iPad, iPad 3rd Gen, and iPad 2, the DockingScan is a sure, easy and convenient way to get images into your tablet.
At 300dpi, the S400 can scan documents up to 8.5” x 14” (legal size), with every detail from the photo is captured as it goes through the DockingScan, crisp and clear quality. Scanned images are saved directly into the iPad in JPEG format, and at 6ppm the scan process itself only takes a couple of seconds. Because of those, this DockingScan becomes a necessity, especially for those constantly active with their work. This is also a fun and useful way to upload old photographs and post it in social networks or send to others abroad.
Thanks to its advanced GUI operations, the DockingScan can automatically calibrate white balance, making all the needed adjustments to get accurate colors.
So, we’ve talked about its usefulness and quality, but how about its portability? With dimensions 308 x 111 x 72/12.1” x 4.4” x 2.8”, regardless how heavy it may appear, weighing only 1.44lbs, it is actually very light and easy to carry around and easily can fit in most bags and purses.
It consumes less energy thanks to its USB mini-B for power input at 10.5W at most.
For docking iPads, it uses a 30-pin connector, so this may be irksome for those using the new iPad. A minor, obvious, but convenient feature is it recharges an iPad while it is docked.
While looking at it, you may wonder, how to clean it? The answer is already built in it. The roller itself cleans all dust and fibers from it, ensuring quality of every document and photo you scan.
Overall verdict, if you own a 30-pin connector iPad and iPad 2 and live a busy life with lots of paperwork needed to be scanned and sent out to people. Or you’re one to share lots of photos into the cyberworld, then the DockingScan is a must-have. (Jonathan Castillo)