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Handheld Scanner

Definition - What does Handheld Scanner mean?

A handheld scanner, as the name suggests, refers to an electronic device that performs the same tasks as that of a flatbed scanner. It is used to scan physical documents into their digital forms that can be stored, edited, transferred and emailed digitally. This device is especially useful when space is a concern, as flatbed scanners tend to take up a large amount of space.

Techopedia explains Handheld Scanner

Handheld scanners are small helpful electronic devices that are widely used for digitizing printed documents. Although considered lower quality scanners, they are still very popular because they are small and less expensive than their flatbed counterparts, and they are able to scan items that could not fit in a flatbed scanner due to size or location. Their function includes moving them over the material being captured with the aid of a tray to keep it in a straight line. Experience is required to operate and handle the device since it is very important to keep the scanner straight so that a distortion-free scan is possible.

Some handheld scanners are now available with added features and functionalities such as definitions, translations and reading printed text aloud, as well as storing and sending scanned content to computers and other devices.

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