Scanbox turns your Smartphone into a portable Scanner


In preparation of the relaunch of our webcast around cool products on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo I thought I might as well keep you updated on the latest gadgets through a series of blog posts.

So here we go. The first project I would like to show you is Scanbox. I am a big fan of projects that are simple yet have the potential to make an existing product 100 times better. You might remember Skylight, the adapter that connects your smartphone to a classic microscope which then enables you to take amazing pictures or even have a Skype conference to discuss a virus or new found species. You can watch my interview with the founder over here.

Scanbox is another great gadget that augments your smartphone as it turns it into a mobile, foldable scanner.

Scanbox FeaturesAs you can see in the video, you can not only take pictures of documents but also 3D objects that fit in the box. This makes it a great tool for online sellers (eBay for example) as you can take great pictures in front of a white background.

It also works as a overhead projector for presentations or, of course, in school / university and all that at the friction of the cost.

If you already have a smartphone it is just an extra $15 for the standard version or $25 for the Scanbox Plus which features an extra set of LED lights and a light diffusing back flap, e.g. the perfect tool for product shots.

There are still 29 days left to chip in but good news: the project is already way past its goal of $12,500 as it already received pre-orders for more than $100,000.

Kay Alexander is the co-founder and creative director of EDUKWEST. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+