Scanbox: Turn Your iPhone Into A Portable Scanner!

A new Kickstarter Project wants to turn your iPhone into a portable scanner!

The device is called “Scanbox” and it’s a portable scanning box that uses your iPhone camera to take high quality scans. The particularly neat feature of Scanbox is due to the material it is made of, the box can easily pack down flat and fit into a bag. Scanbox is designed to fit photos and documents up to a maximum of US Letter and A4 paper size:

The Dimensions of Scanbox when set up:

  • Height: 12.2 inches (310 mm)
  • Width: 12.2 inches (310 mm)
  • Depth: 9.05 inches (230 mm)

The Dimensions of Scanbox when packed down:

  • Height: 0.19 inches (5 mm)
  • Width: 12.2 inches (310 mm)
  • Depth: 9.05 inches (230 mm)

While the iPhone alone has some great apps for taking scans, Scanbox ensures that your scans are perfect and with the right lighting. However Scanbox also has a few other uses:

  • Digitize your receipts
  • Live projector for presentations
  • Optimized for face recognition when you scan photos
  • Scans 3D objects
  • Scan a page from a book
  • Turns your phone into a photocopier

If Scanbox is intriguing to you, the purchased package comes with a ready-to-use Scanbox with all magnets, stickers, and instructions. However there is another item called “Scanbox+” which additionally includes a set of LED lights for even better lighting. The Scanbox is also available in five different colors.

At this time, the project has over 1,400 backers with over $41,000 of support (the goal was $12,500!).