updated 04:50 pm EDT, Mon July 12, 2010
Pandigital outs stand-alone photo scanner
Pandigital has released a new photo scanner that can feed through 8.5 by 11-inch photos or documents. The Personal Photo Scanner/Converter doesn't require a PC connection, as photos can be scanned directly onto an included SD memory card. The images are saved in JPEG format, and the card can be plugged into a PC for archiving or a digital photo frame for viewing.
The reader scans at up to 600DPI, which translates to a 3800x7200 resolution when using 24-bit color. The scanner can also be connected to a Mac or PC using a mini-USB port, and other popular memory card formats are supported.
The scanner is currently available for $130.