Xerox offers the 2nd Wi-Fi cordless scanner

Though it's not the first mobile scanner as its press release claims, the Xerox Mobile Scanner is a nifty little battery-powered model that uses a 4GB Eye-Fi SD card to connect to Wi-Fi networks for uploading scanned images to mobile devices.

The Xerox Mobile Scanner uses a bundled Eye-Fi card for wireless scanning and upload.
(Credit: Xerox)

In a bit of a bizarre move, Xerox announced its Xerox Mobile Scanner as the first battery-operated, Wi-Fi-connected scanner. Except Xerox owns Visioneer, which announced the first battery-operated, Wi-Fi-connected scanner back in October. They both operate via a bundled Eye-Fi card for the wireless connection, but the hardware looks different. The Visioneer Mobility Air is also cheaper, US$199 to the Xerox's US$249.

According to the PR rep, it's the "PDF" transmission capability that sets it apart. Well, then, obviously completely different.

Not the strangest thing we'll see at CES, but kinda annoying.

Via CNET



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