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PocketScan, the world's smallest wireless scanner!

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WHAT IS POCKETSCAN?           

PocketScan is the world's smallest wireless scanner – barely larger than a business card and super light. PocketScan is compact, smart, and incredibly easy to use. It’s the perfect companion on-the-go for your PC, Mac, iPad, Tablet and iPhone.

Scan anything and any size – even things that don't fit in your old fashioned scanner. Powered by unique and patented real-time image processing software PocketScan allows you to create beautiful scans and turns text and tables magically into editable content.

POCKETSCAN IS FOR YOU

You can use PocketScan anywhere you like in any situation! The applications are as diverse as your ideas! 

It's the fastest scanner at hand and always works. As easy as pressing a button, PocketScan starts the scan. Anything you scan is wirelessly transmitted and instantly displayed on the screen. Scanning feels just like painting. Thanks to its unique design and sophisticated illumination, PocketScan works even in bright sunlight or low-light environments to produce consistent, clear, and high quality results.

POCKETSCAN WORKS. SMALL & SMART.

  SEE SOME SAMPLE SCANS HERE!

LIMITED COLOR EDITION: So far, we only offer PocketScan in White. YOU can be a designer and help us decide which TWO colors we will choose for PocketScan! If you back the LIMITED COLOR EDITION, we will let you participate in our survey so you can vote on our two further color options. Once the results are in, we'll email you asking which of the colors you would like for your PocketScan. If you don't like our options, you can still get PocketScan in white!

WIN A PREMIUM PROTECTIVE CASE FOR POCKETSCAN!

OUR DACUDA POLO SHIRT

 SEE POCKETSCAN AT WORK

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We have been working hard over the past few years and perfecting our technology. With your support we will be able to finalize the software and to start production of the first 1000 units! 

WHEN WILL I GET MY POCKETSCAN?

PocketScan is the perfect gift for your family, friends, or co-workers. Therefore, we set our goal to ship PocketScan before Christmas! 

THANK YOU

We thank you so much for your help! Your pledge is greatly appreciated.

Feel free to leave comments, ask questions and give us feedback! And make sure you tell all your friends on Facebook and Twitter to help us make this project a reality! Thank you for your support!!!

Trademark Disclaimer: All trademarks displayed on this page remain property of their respective holders, and are used only to directly describe the products being provided. Their use in no way indicates any relationship between Dacuda and the holders of said trademarks.

Risks and challenges

Our core technology relies on years of research on robotic algorithms and computer vision. We're a spin-off from ETH Zurich – one of the top engineering schools in Europe – and still retain close relations to academia for further advancing our technology.

In addition to the software capabilities, we have consolidated several years of experience in ramping-up mass production for high quality consumer products. Our team has already worked with leading manufacturing companies to produce the world's first scanning mouse and several hundred thousands of our products are used today in over 140 different countries in 20 different language regions.

With PocketScan, we build on this rich experience and take scanning to the next level. We worked closely over the last few years with leading technology companies and a top tier manufacturer to iterate and perfect a working prototype. We have built the tools for ensuring quality checks and device calibration in the factory and have created a fully functional manufacturing prototype.

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FAQ

  • Having reached our first stretch goal PocketScan will support the following Android devices:
    - Google Nexus 7
    - Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.4
    - Samsung Galaxy Tab S10.5
    - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
    - Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    - Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    We will continuously add more devices in the future. In general, we take compatibility testing seriously and want to ensure that PocketScan runs in the best possible user experience.

    Please note that even if your device is not listed above, PocketScan may still work if your device has a similar specification. But this would be at your own risk. Due to the short time frame for the Kickstarter delivery, we will focus our compatibility testing on the most popular devices listed above.

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  • PocketScan works up to a format of A3 depending on your device's memory at the high quality level of 420 dpi.

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  • No. Instead, PocketScan connects directly to your devices, so you can see what you are scanning right away. It's seamless and smooth, so you won't need any internal storage in PocketScan.

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  • - iPad 3rd generation and later
    - iPad mini 2nd generation and later

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  • We support tablets, laptops, and PCs with the following specification:
    - Windows Vista - 32 Bit and 64 Bit
    - Windows 7 - 32 Bit and 64 Bit
    - Windows 8 - 32 Bit and 64 Bit

    Minimum System Requirements:
    - Intel Core Duo 1.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 1.7GHz or better
    - 2GB of RAM of which at least 512 MB are free
    - 128MB graphics memory (dedicated or shared)
    - 1 GB free disk space

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  • Thanks to stretch goal #2, we now added iPhone support for the Kickstarter delivery in 2014.

    The following devices are supported:
    - iPhone 5, iOS8
    - iPhone 5S, iOS8
    - iPhone 6, iOS8 (once confirmed by Apple)

    Of course, we will add more devices in the future. In general, we take compatibility testing seriously and want to ensure that PocketScan runs in the best possible user experience.

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  • - Mac OS X 10.8
    - Mac OS X 10.9
    - Mac OS X 10.10

    Minimum System Requirements:
    - Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4 GHz (MacBook Air 3.1) or Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz (MacBook Pro 1.1) or better
    - 2GB of RAM or more of which at least 512 MB are free
    - 128MB graphics memory (dedicated or shared)
    - 1 GB free disk space

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  • Yes! Just add $10 to your pledge for shipping and PocketScan will be shipped to your door step.

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  • Since you cannot select several pledges at once, here's how it works:
    For two PocketScans (for example), pledge 2*$99 + 2*$10 = $218
    For PocketScan with a premium protective case pledge $99 + $15 + $10(shipping) = $124

    Simply select one reward and add the additional amount to your pledge - we will recognize the number and send you the package you'ver ordered.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    49 backers

    HELP MAKE IT POSSIBLE! You contribute to the launch of the world's smallest wireless scanner! A huge Thank You from the entire Dacuda Team! We will keep you updated on our progress!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    80 backers

    For those of you who value luxury, we are offering a neoprene case to protect PocketScan. Just increase your pledge by $15 and we’ll recognize it!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $30 or more

    4 backers

    DACUDA POLO SHIRT: Don’t just be a backer, but look the part by getting one of the Dacuda branded polo shirts shown in our PocketScan demo video on Kickstarter. (Please add $5 for Shipping)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $79 or more

    500 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD: Get the Early-Bird PocketScan in White and be one of our first supporters! Thank you for believing in our project and get it for much cheaper than the anticipated retail price of $149. Includes the unique Dacuda scan software for Mac, Windows, and iPad. (Please add $10 for Shipping)

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $99 or more

    3,791 backers

    EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRODUCT: Get the exclusive Kickstarter PocketScan White for $50 less than the anticipated retail price of $149. Includes the unique Dacuda scan software for Mac, Windows, and iPad. Delivered to you by Christmas! (Please add $10 for Shipping)

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $169 or more

    109 backers Limited (91 left of 200)

    LIMITED COLOR EDITION: Get PocketScan in one of two colors determined by voters' choice and be part of the design process by voting on the colors! Includes the unique Dacuda scan software for Mac, Windows, and iPad. (Please add $10 for Shipping)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,250 or more

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    DEVELOPER KIT: Get three PocketScans in White with our Software Developer Kit (SDK) to connect it seamlessly with your own apps or cloud service! Includes the unique Dacuda scan software as well as API documentation for Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $2,500 or more

    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    EXCLUSIVE FACTORY TOUR: We take your care for transparency to heart and want to give you a unique insight in the production process of PocketScan. Accompany one of our founders to the PocketScan factory in Asia and get your personal tour! Includes a family style dinner in a small group and hotel accommodation for one night. Airfare NOT included.

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Funding period

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