Plustek OptiCard 820 review | from TechRadar's expert reviews of Scanners
Simple to use...Not a strong performer
Not good for scanning photos
Better off spending more...The 'joy' of typing details from business cards into your PC after business appointments is a chore that the OptiCard820 aims to take off your hands, automating the process with OCR scanning technology...The scanner can almost fit in a spare pocket and has a robust build...
Small footprint...Powered through the USB connection...Includes software for photos as well as business cards...Exchanges data with Microsoft Outlook and...Photo-scan quality and business-card text recognition are less than ideal...No scratch removal or color-restore...The OptiCard820 is best viewed as a convenience photo scanner and an improvement on typing in cards by hand, but don't...
: Fast batch photo scanning; good business card OCR...: Those using it mainly for photos should opt for a flatbed...Indeed, that's exactly what the Opticard820 does...The quality of photo scans is good, with decent colour response and sharp image...However, it's possible to pick up a quality A4 flatbed scanner for as little as £35 that will provide as good a photo scan,...
"Small/compact design, USB Powered, Very glossy prints tend to skate off to the side..."
"Great deal for black friday - picked up for under $30 delivered..."
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Average rating from 6 reviews
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"Photos were scanned easily and quickly with good resolution..."
"Wouldn't use it to archive photos that you already didn't have a digital image, but for quick and dirty, it was good..."
"Overall, it is great for business cards and mediocre for photos..."
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Published Apr 23, 2006
Tech Gaint: Plustek OptiCard 820
Do you see yourself as someone who travels a lot, attends a lot of meetings and parties and is showered with thousands of business cards every month...They have launched the OptiCard820, a portable scanner which can scan business cards and color photographs as well...The OptiCard820 is a pass-through portable scanner and comes with a USB interface...Even though there is...
Plustek OptiCard 820 | Scanners | Reviews | PC Pro
It even draws its power from the USB port it's connected to, so you don't need to carry a power adapter...The scanner itself has a maximum resolution of 600dpi, but scanning at 300dpi yielded good results...If you find yourself accumulating standard business cards at an alarming rate, however, the OptiCard820 is a good impulse buy...