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.


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