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Shine Ultra Portable Scanner Allows Users to Scan On the Go

by Benjamin Kerns

Feb 1, 2020

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The Shine Ultra portable scanner is the perfect way to scan onthego. Whether you need digital copies of your travel documents or simply want to scan the pages of your favorite book to read, there’s little this compact scanner can’t do.


Shine Ultra weighs just one kilogram, but is able to scan up to 300 pages in 10 minutes. It’s roughly 4.5 inches in length and six inches in height so it can easily be packed along on a trip. The foldable design makes it easy to tote with you wherever you go. It also comes packed with useful features. The scanner contains multitarget scanning, fingerprint removal and corrects the position of skewed documents. It also comes with a function that purifies the background of your scans, and it increases exposure to help with color correction. The documents are scanned at a resolution of 340 DPI to create high-quality images.


The scanner also uses curve-flatten technology. This means you can scan an open book and end up with flat images easier to read on your laptop or mobile device. The Shine Ultra also comes with video-recording functionality. You can record high-quality videos while you scan, great for presentations. The whole package come with the scanner, a mat to rest it on, a foot pedal for operation, a manual and a USB cable to connect to smartphones and other devices.


Shine Ultra is set to retail for $201 with first shipments beginning this month. Check out the website for more information on features and ways to order.


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