Let’s face it, the iPad is an awesome little gadget, but it certainly does have its limitations. For all the things it can do, it seems like there’s a whole lot of potential left on the table. Some of that untapped potential is getting realized by third parties who are developing interesting apps and add-ons that make the iPad even more useful. So in investigating some of the available “gadgets for our gadgets”, I found something that might be pretty useful to some of us.

Welcome the iConvert scanner, an interesting tool for the iPad user that allows you to simply dock your iPad, press a button and feed your pictures, legal documents, receipts or recipes straight into the device and have them converted and saved directly on your iPad, perfect for saving, emailing, posting or printing. The device is small, easily portable and quite handy for a multitude of folks that have a need for this kind of organization.

The iConvert utilizes a free application downloaded from the iTunes App Store, and it scans in a high resolution 300 dpi, offers you a real time preview of your scan and it has an adjustable feeder that changes from a small 2 inches to 8.5 inches wide, perfect for most of your receipts or full size documents. Images are saves as JPEG files and are sent to your photos folder on your iPad, from there you can do what you like with them. Check out the video HERE.

So get everything up and out of the shoebox under your bed and save your receipts properly like your accountant told you to. Perfect for business travelers or simply for getting a copy of a recipe or family photo right on the spot. The iConvert measures 12.1″w x 4.4″d x 2.8″h and weighs just under a pound and a half so it can easily fit in your bag or briefcase. iConvert is available now for our friends at brookstone.com for only $149.99

 

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