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Pentax unveils portable scanner

updated 10:15 am EST, Wed December 27, 2006

Pentax portable scanner

Pentax today revealed details of its new DSmobile 600 portable scanner, the company's highest-resolution USB-based mini-scanner that can scan documents as small as business cards or sheets as large as 8.5 x 14-inches. The increased image quality has no impact on power consumption, according to Pentax, and the scanner uses just two watts of power during even the heaviest scanning activity. Users can power the device entirely through the USB cable, while a quick-access button launches the preferred scanning program. Designed initially for Windows, Electronista notes that the scanner is Mac-compatible and gains full TWAIN scanner control through a downloadable driver for Mac OS X 10.3 or later. The DSmobile 600 begins shipping in January for $135.




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  1. debohun

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ???

    The company's site makes no mention of Mac compatibility or drivers.

  1. boazh

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Mac friendly?

    Says who? I'm a Mac user...Pentax doesn't support it so why would I buy it?

  1. nerdbunnie

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Check the press release..

    Um...for those of you nay-sayers, if you would actually check the news releases from the company, they have announced that there will be a Mac OS driver available. Check the press release and you'll see that they clearly state that it is Mac compatible. Also note, the product hasn't shipped...why would they have posted the drivers if it's not available yet?

  1. nerdbunnie

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    direct url for release

    Being new to posting here, I didn't realize I couldn't post html links in my comment...here's the address of the press release: http://www.pentaximaging.com/footer/news_media_article?ArticleId=9524619

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