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Flip Pal Scanner

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OllietheOwl

OllietheOwl Report 17 Feb 2013 19:15

At the Genealogy fair held in Northwich, Cheshire on Saturday, I bought a Flip Pal.

Have just tried it and it is brilliant. Did a couple of old pictures and they have scanned really well, also scanned an article out of march edition of Practical Wireless. (Star letter written by OH !! radio ham) Took 4 separate scans to get the whole article. It stitched these together seamlessly
with 1 press of a button.

Very easy to use, clear instructions and I am mega impressed. Well worth the money in my opinion.

Olwen

Ken2

Ken2 Report 19 Feb 2013 16:39

At almost £150 for the Flip Pal, a good digital camera might be a cheaper solution!

Reggie

Reggie Report 19 Feb 2013 16:51

OK if you can spare that sort of money ................

But I have to wonder why you're plugging it...............

OllietheOwl

OllietheOwl Report 19 Feb 2013 21:31

The reason I bought it was our old scanner was bought about 10 years ago and is kept in the spare bedroom connected to the computer there. My husband uses that room most of the time and I am relegated to a lap-top downstairs. I have to go upstairs, scan and then email them to myself so I can access then on the laptop.

Why do you have to be so cynical, I have no ulterior motive. I was just so impressed how easy it was to use and how the stitching worked and I thought other people might like to see my comment - but obviously not. So won't bother commenting again

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 19 Feb 2013 21:46

OllietheOwl - don't be dispondant - I'm always in trouble on the boards.

Just looked up the Flip Pal up - brilliant demo's on the web. I'm so impressed as it is portable. Would be so useful scanning stuff from family members.

Thanks for letting us know :-D :-D

OllietheOwl

OllietheOwl Report 19 Feb 2013 21:53


Thank you NanaSue




Janet

Janet Report 20 Feb 2013 15:34

Some people just like to moan I have found, whatever you post , however you post it

It cost's this, it cost's that, it's for this subscription type only...............

I just post in case someone might be interested ............If you don't want it don't buy it no one has your arm up your back


Jan :-D

OllietheOwl

OllietheOwl Report 20 Feb 2013 20:02

This must be one of only a handful of posts I have originated and I was just so impressed with my Flip Pal I wanted to share it, but as you say, some people must enjoy moaning.

I was really surprised and very disappointed to receive the 2 negative comments and must admit it has made me very wary of posting again.










Janet

Janet Report 20 Feb 2013 22:05

No ignore it and keep posting, you never know when you might help someone

J

Ken2

Ken2 Report 22 Feb 2013 16:12

Sorry - but my posting wasn't intended as a negative comment. Just a note that for a scanner it was very expensive.

In your original post you didn't sayit was a portable machine or why you needed a portable scanner, when a desktop scanner/copieer/fax can be purchased for under £50.

Again, my apologies if you 'mis-red' my intentions.
Ken

OllietheOwl

OllietheOwl Report 22 Feb 2013 19:19

Ken2, my apologies for not explaining properly in the first place.

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 28 Feb 2013 09:11

Last Sunday I was at the family history exhibition at Olympia - there were 2 stalls demonstating the Flip Pal - seemed to be selling well.

Definately something I'm likely to buy. It is so light and easy to use.
Much better that a digital camera

For large docs the seaming software seems to work well
:-D :-D :-D