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Easy to use, affordable & super portable. Scanbox allows you to use your smartphone's camera to take amazing high quality scans.
Easy to use, affordable & super portable. Scanbox allows you to use your smartphone's camera to take amazing high quality scans.
5,585 backers pledged $184,499 to help bring this project to life.

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What is Scanbox?

Scanbox is an easy to use, affordable and unbelievably portable scanning box that uses your smartphone's camera to take amazing high quality scans. It's easy to set up and packs down flat to easily fit into your bag or brief case. 

Scanbox was born from the idea that we need to use document scanners every so often, but traditional desktop scanners are far too big, expensive and cumbersome for their occasional usefulness. They take up desk space, require you to install drivers/updates and need a power source to operate. Scanbox on the other hand can be set up and packed down in seconds.

We [Phil Bosua, Ben Hillier and Luke Allen] have redesigned Scanbox countless times over the past 3 months; constantly making it simpler to use and ensuring it works in every situation. We are now ready to take Scanbox into full production. Thats why we need your help.

Why do I want it?

Well, if you find yourself often needing to scan a photo or document but don't want to take up valuable bench space with a clunky old scanner or use crappy old fashioned software to do a simple document scan and email out then Scanbox is for you. 

Scanbox has been designed to optimize nearly all lighting conditions so your scans always look great. 

Scanbox also has many other uses:

  • Digitize your receipts
  • Live projector for presentations
  • Optimized for face recognition when you scan photos
  • Scans 3D objects (great for eBay product shots)
  • Scan a page from a book (remember those!)
  • Turns your phone into a photocopier

Scanbox is also unbelievable portable. It packs down flat to fit in your bag and is practically indestructible. When you want to use it simply unfold and let the high powered mini magnets to hold it together for you.

What do I get?

Scanbox comes flat packed for your convenience and is ready to be assembled straight away. Each Scanbox is printed, creased, cut to size and flat packed. All magnets, stickers and instructions are included.

With Scanbox Plus we also include a set of LED lights to even out any shadows that may appear depending on the natural light direction (BYO 9V battery).

Both Scanbox's also come with a variety of color accents so just for fun you can change the color of the top of your Scanbox. [Red, Blue, Pink, Green, Black, Orange]

What are the POPS and WHISTLES I get with Scanbox Plus ?

Scanbox Plus is completely enclosed by an additional back section. The complete white inside helps to diffuse light and reduce lens flare whilst maximising the scans color vibrancy. 

We also include a set of LED Lights with wires (BYO 9V battery) so you can use Scanbox anywhere.

Tech Specs

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)

What device does the Scanbox work with?

Scanbox is optimized to work with smartphones, especially the iPhone 4 and 4S. But it works just as well with any device that has a camera on the back.

Why do you need the cash?

Our funding goal of $12,500 is calculated to be just enough to pay for the toolings and the materials the first production run and packaging cost. To print, cut and fold Scanbox onto durable laminated card we need to use a process called "offset" printing and to do this at an efficient price point we need to produce a minimum of 1000 units. We also need to buy at least 20,000 super strong neodymium magnets so Scanbox clicks together and folds down really easily.

When will I get it? 

Wow!! We are so greatful to the KS community for making our dream a reality and only 10 days into the project. Now we have reached our goal we will begin production of Scanbox immediately after the KS deadline. We hope to ship Scanbox in July/August 2012. We will keep you informed of how production is going with regular updates during this process. We can't wait to get started. 

Anything else?

There are numerous smartphone applications that will significantly increase the functionality of your Scanbox. We recommend CamScanner+ as the perfect accompaniment. It allows you to do OCR scans, scan directly to PDF, create multi-pages documents and upload directly to Google Docs. Note: we are not affiliated with Camscanner+ in any way, we just love the app and happen to think its the best one out there to use with Scanbox. (and we've tried most of them)

Thank You

Thank you so much for helping! Your pledge is hugely appreciated.

Feel free to message us with any questions at info@limemouse.com and make sure you tell all your crazy friends on Facebook and Twitter to help us make this project a reality.

The Scanbox is patent pending.

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