Why Buy A $200 USB Photo Scanner?

upsc-350bFirst reaction after seeing the USB photo scanner from Latestbuy: It looks like a mini CRT TV! Second reaction after seeing the price of the USB photo scanner: Holy crap! I'm not buying this!

And seriously, why would you? For $200 you can grab a proper flatbed Canon scanner for less than that, or a multifunction printer for just a little bit more. Sure, the Latestbuy model works with both Mac and PCs, scans up to 3600 x 2400 (600 DPI) and doubles as a webcam - but it's pretty ugly in its design and pricey for what it does. And if you're really buying a scanner because it can double as a webcam, you should probably sit back and reconsider your technology choices...


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