Wolverine PASS -100 Portable Battery Powered Hand Held Document Scanner
Wolverine PASS portable battery powered scanner is the ideal solution for scanning documents, photo's, magazines, books, right there and right now!The ACTUAL product dimensions are 10"x1x1" and with box it is 12 x 5 x 2 inches ; 1 pounds.
Scan documents, magazines, newspapers, books, etc. a must for every home or office.
Easy to use - no computer, software or outlet required for operation of the unit! (The ACTUAL product dimensions are 10"x1x1" and with box it is 12 x 5 x 2 inches ; 1 pounds)
Saves scans directly to Micro SD card (not included) and small enough to toss in your bag or briefcase.
Maximum scan width is 8 1/2", scan resolution is 600/300 dpi which is user selectable. Scan mode can be changed between color or black and white.
Includes scanner, USB cable, calibration card, carry bag, cleaning cloth and user manual. Both PC and MAC compatible!
Average Customer Rating:
based on 38 reviews
Average Customer Review:
( 38 customer reviews )
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251 of 256 found the following review helpful:
Compact and reliableNov 18, 2011
By Bob Tobias
This scanner doesn't take up hardly any space and weighs next to nothing. It sits in my briefcase, unnoticed, until I need to scan something. It takes a few seconds to slip it from its carry pouch, slide it across the sheet, book page, business card, photo, whatever, and I'm done. There's no need to connect it to a computer until I'm back in my office and need to download the stuff I've scanned.
One option is always to use my mobile phone and I've found that can take longer just to get the scan. Getting a document lying flat is occasionally a problem. Having the lighting sufficient and positioning the phone at the right distance so the image looks reasonably "square" and not having a shadow can be a real hassle (and sometimes impossible). I can make it a little better later with software and that adds even more to the time. With all that the results are never as good as with this scanner.
The scanner has a solid feel. I've been using it for about a year and it's still going strong. All I've had to do in that time is change the two AA batteries once.
BTW, I feel that honest, effective reviews can take the place of first-hand experiences that are lacking in online shopping. I've always appreciated the help I've received from other reviewers and work hard to return the favor as best as I can. I hope you found this review helpful and if there was anything you thought was missing or unclear leave a comment and I'll do what I can to fix it.
113 of 113 found the following review helpful:
Too good to be true - but it is!Sep 16, 2011
By William C. Meenk
We are a private, non-profit social services agency. The most important part of our work is done in homes. There are also many requirements about current documentation, so we need something we can use in the field to collect the documents. This little scanner does a great job on everything from driver's licenses to full size sheets of paper. It is easy to calibrate and use; it is easy to keep with you; it makes great images; and it is completely self contained. You supply the memory card (up to 32g) and you're ready to scan. Then, when you return to your home or office, downloading is easy. We tried one, loved it and bought four more.
17 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Wolverine PASS-100 Portable battery-powered Hand Held ScannerDec 22, 2011
By Dr. Indahouse I really like this scanner as it serves the purpose for which it was purchased. I wanted a scanner that would allow me to store copies of medical references (to avoid having to lug heavy reference books to printers & paying for copies, etc) as a medical student/intern. I am using a 32 GB level 4 SD card, which I formatted within the scanner itself before using (formatting instructions in the manual). Works beautifully! It is extremely legible as long as you do some practice scans. You can check your work the first few times you use this by either pulling out the SD card and inserting into your laptop, or by connecting the scanner directly to the laptop via supplied USB-2.0 cord. I have not tried this on photographs (other than the printed drawing on our church bulletin, the output for which was very good), but it can scan in either black/white or color mode in either 300 or 600 dpi, so I don't imagine it would be all that sharp for someone meticulous about scanned photographs... but for $50, one realistically should not expect too much these days.
Anyhow, I do emphasize that you practice the pace at which one should be gliding the scanner over a document, especially if the source is a magazine or book that cannot be flattened well enough. That way, you can avoid worrying about whether or not you captured the image as you like should your laptop not be available for a quick check in the future.
If I recall correctly, the image can be saved as either JPEG or PDF (JPEG for sure, the PDF part is the part I cannot recall).
It comes with a nice pouch for the scanner (no room for the cord, though). The interior of the pouch is that soft material that doesn't scratch the glass, and the top of which can be tightened with a draw-string. If you have a decent-sized laptop case (aka, NOT a minimalist-type case), this should be able to fit in there.
40 of 46 found the following review helpful:
Good buy, great performanceNov 17, 2011
By waterbear I don't usually do reviews of what I purchase, but this scanner is wonderful. It works exactly as described and is extremely handy.
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Great Resolution even at Low ResDec 30, 2011
By J. Guerrero
"Electric Residential Service"
Great little product. It has better resolution than Fujitsu's ScanSnap S510, even at low resolution.
You can scan from top to bottom or from side to side. The scanner has little marks indicating the optical lens extension. The only drawback is you have to scan accurately and fast, as it only gives you a window of about 20 seconds per scan. You say that's enough? Not really when you're trying to be precise, which is why it has four stars. You really have to have good pulse and precise timing for fast enough scanning of documents. I placed electrical tape on the documents for them not to move, as I scan swiftly and straight any document.
Problem is more noticeable with documents such as forms, as lines appear moved. It's not so much a technical flaw, except for the scanning window frame, as it is a human fault for the image to appear slanted in some parts.
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