High-Tech Handheld Scanner
January 13, 2013 7:00 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to find something I think I saw on TV: a handheld document scanner which requires no contact?
posted by AzraelBrown to technology (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 100% it was a documentary-style TV show and not scifi, and I'm 80% it was a History Detectives episode. What I remember is the person held the scanner, a small self-contained device about 2" x 1" x 10", an inch or two away from what they wanted to scan. There was a small display on the top of the scanner which showed what they actually were scanning as they sweeped the scanner over the thing to be scanned, still not touching the object. Everything I can find for sale is the standard rollers-on-the-bottom scanner that needs to touch the object it's scanning. Am I recalling things incorrectly, or does the device I remember exist somewhere?