Chris Barber of Neat joined our TPN CES live broadcast with the newest models at the show. He showed us the Neat Connect: Direct to Cloud scanner. You don’t need any computer to connect to. You can scan business cards, receipts and more to cloud based drives.
Simply place the paper in the scanner area, hit scan and check out the preview. When ready, send to whatever service you use. You can crop or adjust before you send out.
The scanner can handle 15 cards or receipts at a time. You can also scan up to 50 pages, when detaching the adapter plate.
Anything you need to scan – recipes, cards, and more. With intelligent parsing, they are working on OCR technology to recognize text on cards and receipts so you don’t need to create your own spreadsheets.
ION introduced a bunch of products at the 2013 International CES. Some of the highlights include the DuoDeck, which is small and extremely portable turntable, where the vinyl record is larger than the device itself. This gadget is great for sampling, runs on batteries or USB power and needs no additional wires or drivers to work.
Something else ION debuted at CES was AirCopy, a world’s first and something that makes you wonder why it wasn’t invented sooner. It’s a wireless scanner that generates its own Wi-Fi network so users can send any image over to their tablet or computer without needing to connect to an actual Internet network, or without having to load them into a computer, then sideload them to a mobile device. Call up the app from any device, slide the document in and off you go. It simply runs off a rechargeable battery that can charge via USB and gives you about four hours of use time in about half the time to charge and it works across almost every platform, iOS, Android and Windows Phone.