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Hand Held Portable Scanner - Handheld Scanner

Updated on July 6, 2015
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Some may call me a shopaholic. I like to discover new things that improve my life! I love providing real & honest reviews to help others.

This hand held portable scanner is the most recent thing on my gift ideas wish list. I wish I had this a long time ago. I was aware that there were portable scanners on the market – you know, the kind that are nice and small and you feed sheets of paper or photographs through it to scan on-the-go? This one is nice and small and very portable, but it doesn’t work the same way, it’s better!

The Magic Wand Portable Scanner by VuPoint is really like a magic wand – you are not limited to individual pieces of paper that must be fed through a slot in the scanner. You simply turn it on and you “wave” the wand over whatever it is that you want to scan. Why is this better? Think about it – something catches your eye in a magazine (a gift idea, a great article) that you want to save but you don’t want to or can’t (because it’s not yours) tear out the page … what are you to do? Pull out you portable hand held Magic Wand scanner and swipe it over the page(s) and voila! it’s yours!

Save time and money with a hand held portable scanner  the Magic Wand by VuPoint.
Save time and money with a hand held portable scanner the Magic Wand by VuPoint.
Magic Wand Portable Scanner Kit
Magic Wand Portable Scanner Kit

This kit includes the scanner, a 4GB microSD card, carry case, USB cable, cleaning cloth, and OCR software.


There are so many applications that this could come in handy for, I get excited at the thought!  How many times have you needed a copy of something right then and there but had no scanner around?  With the magic wand, it doesn’t matter what you need to scan or where it is – it’s totally portable.  You can use it to scan a floor or wallpaper pattern for a home décor or remodeling project; you can scan a recipe while at a friend’s house directly from her cook book; you can scan and copy a great family photograph from a relative.  The possibilities are nearly limitless. 

Here Are Some Specs:

  • The Magic Wand is powered by two AA batteries.
  • Supports a 32GB Micro SD card (sold separately), and a USB port as well. 
  • It will scan both color and monochromatic images, documents, magazines and more at both standard (300 x 300 dpi) and high resolution (600 x 600 dpi) JPEGs.
  • It has a date and time setting.
  • It features an LCD screen that gives you a scanning status display.
  • It has a 3-minute automatic shut off to save your batteries.
  • The overall size of the Magic Wand is about 10” x 1” x 1.2”.  A carrying pouch is available as a separate purchase.
  • Included Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software converts and exports your scanned files to your computer for editing and saving. 

How it Works:

To use your Magic Wand, insert a Micro SD card in it for the memory, select your resolution, and simply roll the scanner over the item.  You then hook the scanner up to your computer to save, print, or email the image. 


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    • Kohtaovillas profile image

      Kohtaovillas 6 years ago

      Nice gift idea.

    • Lily Rose profile image

      Lily Rose 6 years ago from East Coast

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

    • theobrl profile image

      theobrl 6 years ago from São Paulo - Brazil


      Thanks for writing this review. That's the product I was looking for.

      I also want to say that I really admire you. You fought a terrible battle and you won.

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

    • Lily Rose profile image

      Lily Rose 6 years ago from East Coast

      Agreed - and more versatile, too!

    • andhe profile image

      andhe 6 years ago from Sweden

      Perfect gift idea! It's so much better than a large flatbed scanner that takes up alot of place.

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      SUSIE DUZY 6 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

      Thanks for the information. I've been looking into buying a scanner, will use this info.

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      SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      That looks pretty cool! I would like to have one.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      That is very usaful and practical with no big machine standing about. Thankyou for your good advice.

    • Lily Rose profile image

      Lily Rose 6 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks, Carrie, and to you as well!

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      carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      What a wonderful gift idea, Lily. thanks and Merry Christmas to you and your family.