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scanPADBy scanPAD
First created
scanPADBy scanPAD
First created
€24,806
pledged of €100,000pledged of €100,000 goal
181
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 13 2015 2:22 PM UTC +00:00

About

A 21st Century Scanner? It's about time!

We always felt that traditional desktop scanners are cumbersome, ugly and complicated.

scanPAD reinvents the process of copying, faxing and scanning in a simple and elegant way. 

It is an easy-to-use, beautifully designed scanning solution for your smartphone. It prioritizes your data, and gets rid of the mess. The result is professional-grade scanning in a gorgeous design.

scanPAD integrates a scanner, a mini photo studio, an overhead projector and a hands-free holder in one device and replaces all the issues like drivers, updates and cables with elegance and simplicity.

 Want more info? Get access to our Press Kit in English and in German.

 

Revolutionary Document Stabilization

scanPAD uses nanotechnology to flatten and smooth documents. The pad is durable, maintenance-free and easy to clean with water.

Works Like Magic

Place the document on the pad, tap corners, done! With the swipe of a hand, folded and wrinkled documents are smoothed out.

Makes Copying a Breeze

No glass, no reflections, no adhesive, no residue nor opening and closing giant plastic lids. Our patent pending technology makes scanning a breeze.

Bluescreen Technology

Flip the pad over to isolate a 3D object with bluescreen technology and composite your image over a different background. It’s the perfect way to take professional photos of products for auction sites and online shops.

Beautiful, Minimal Design

Unpack your scanPAD, place your smartphone and launch the camera app. Aerospace nanotechnology always keeps your phone securely in place. No complicated mechanisms, no moving parts, no adjustments, no fiddling around. Universal mounting for all smartphones with a smooth surface and a hard, flat back.

Fax Your Documents

With the right smartphone app, you can even fax documents and use optical text recognition (OCR) after taking a snapshot of your document.

Overhead Projector

scanPAD lets you easily deliver presentations with your smartphone over a beamer. 

The New Home for Your Smartphone

Use the front surface to watch movies, video-chat and make conference calls, or take selfies like a pro. Get a perfectly steady shot. Also doubles as a phone holder and charging station.

Beyond State of the Art

We have wrapped our minds around every detail we could think of. The entire manufacturing process has been designed to create an extraordinary product at an entirely new quality level with a beautiful, minimal design.

 scanPAD is made from the same high-quality aluminium used in aerospace industry. We use water jet cutting for perfect edges and a complex, multi-level technique to achieve a beautiful surface with a deep brilliance.

 We wanted to provide the best user experience possible. Each scanPAD is crafted in Germany and individually measured using laser technology for the highest precision to guarantee exact positioning of the camera.

When you pledge for a scanPAD we'll send you a survey after the campaign to make your color choice.

We always felt that traditional desktop scanners are cumbersome, ugly and complicated. They need a power source, require driver and updates, you need the right technical skills to operate them and most importantly you have to have a computer to use them. 
 

Now, there are several scan apps available, but these software-only solutions never satisfy when it comes to quality and functionality. 

We wanted to create a device that would enable everyone to scan their treasured memories and all those documents we sometimes need to have with us. It would work with folded and even wrinkled documents. Copying, scanning and sending documents would be intuitive and effortless and one wouldn’t even need a computer to do all this anymore.

Christian's mom received an iPhone for her birthday and after never touching a computer for 65 years she immediately fell in love with it starting to use more and more of its functions.

Christian recounts: "Very soon she started asking me to digitize photos, recipes and all kinds of documents for her. She couldn’t do it herself since she didn’t have a computer nor scanner. The entire process of scanning the originals, retouching and transferring form my computer to her iPhone just seemed way too outdated and inconvenient considering the upcoming post-PC era. Plus, one of my friends who had a small online shop always had the same trouble creating professional product shots using his mini photo studio and a camera, transferring the pictures to his computer and uploading them to his site. So I sat down and created a scanning device to make my family's and my friend's lives easier."

 Want more info? Get access to our Press Kit in English and in German.

We'll be using a pool of experts in the field to make sure the scanPAD lives up to it’s name.

The professional sourcing company we've partnered with has manufactured other high-quality office tools as well as high-end components for carmakers such as Bentley and parts for the aerospace industry (Airbus Germany) in a large scale. They have an experienced team in the field to assist with quality control, shipping and and other logistics.

We want you to have your scanPAD as soon as possible. Here’s our plan to achieve that:

  • October/November: Make lots of new Kickstarter friends, execute manufacturing agreements/standards 
  • November: Finalize the engineering and prototype iterations and place the tooling orders 
  • November/December: Tooling build-out and procurement of raw materials and components 
  • December: Part qualification and pre-production builds, pilot production, quality assurance and product validation 
  • January: Begin manufacturing 
  • February: Finalize the assembly and shipment process and begin fulfillment

Risks and challenges

No one wants to see a good idea executed poorly, especially one called the scanPAD. We have worked extremely hard to ready this product for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment, but here are what we see as the risks:

Manufacturing:
scanPAD is manufactured and produced in Germany. We have already signed an agreement with our manufacturing partners. However, sometimes things go awry that can’t be planned for: a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we will enter the manufacturing stage with at least one back-up supplier for each component pre-located and our product commercialization experts will help ensure smooth sailing from our suppliers and factories.

Shipping:
We have established a stable business relationship with our logistics partner in Hamburg. We will ship the products directly from the factory after they have been produced. Although shipping delays may occur, every single package we send will be trackable with a unique tracking code.

We will be working with manufacturers who have years of experience delivering excellent products in tremendous quantities. There will no doubt be some surprises along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise, and an overall goal of making the best possible product for you, our scanPAD customer.

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make the coolest scanner by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    THANKS FOREVER: Your help at any level brings the scanPAD one step closer to a desk near you. For all backers at ALL levels I'll write your name on my very own scanPAD so I can thank you every time I use it, and I'll keep you informed with all the scanPAD updates.

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    Pledge €55 or more About $63

    scanPAD MAT SET: Get a second micro suction mat set for your scanPAD in your favorite color: Vulcan Gray, Bordeaux Red, Solar Orange, Tropical Green, or Arctic Blue. Brightens up every office!

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    Pledge €99 or more About $113

    scanPAD EARLY BIRD: Get your very own scanPAD in your favorite color: Vulcan Gray, Bordeaux Red, Solar Orange, Tropical Green, or Arctic Blue and save 35%!

    You will be saving €150 off of the retail price of €249.

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    Pledge €99 or more About $113

    **NEW** scanPAD EARLY BIRD: Get your very own scanPAD in your favorite color: Vulcan Gray, Bordeaux Red, Solar Orange, Tropical Green, or Arctic Blue and save 35%!

    You will be saving €150 off of the retail price of €249.

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    Pledge €154 or more About $176

    scanPAD: Get your very own scanPAD in your favorite color: Vulcan Gray, Bordeaux Red, Solar Orange, Tropical Green, or Arctic Blue.

    You will be saving €95 off of the retail price of €249.

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    Pledge €154 or more About $176

    **NEW** scanPAD: Get your very own scanPAD in your favorite color: Vulcan Gray, Bordeaux Red, Solar Orange, Tropical Green, or Arctic Blue.

    You will be saving €95 off of the retail price of €249.

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    Pledge €295 or more About $338

    2 scanPADs - DUO: Get one scanPAD for you and one for the person you love collaborating with the most and save some $ and shipping costs.

    Choose your favorite color: Vulcan Gray, Bordeaux Red, Solar Orange, Tropical Green, or Arctic Blue.

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    Pledge €295 or more About $338

    **NEW** 2 scanPADs - DUO: Get one scanPAD for you and one for the person you love collaborating with the most and save some $ and shipping costs.

    Choose your favorite color: Vulcan Gray, Bordeaux Red, Solar Orange, Tropical Green, or Arctic Blue.

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    Pledge €695 or more About $796

    5 scanPADs - OFFICE PACK: Maybe you own an office, or maybe you have four best friends. Either way you can buy a bunch, mix your favorite colors and save some $ and shipping costs.

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    Pledge €695 or more About $796

    **NEW** 5 scanPADs - OFFICE PACK: Maybe you own an office, or maybe you have four best friends. Either way you can buy a bunch, mix your favorite colors and save some $ and shipping costs.

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Funding period

- (60 days)