VuPoint PDSDK-ST470PU-VP Magic Wand – Portable Color Scanner

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I just spent the last week testing the VuPoint PDSDK-ST470PU-VP Magic Wand Portable Scanner for quality, speed and ease of use. The VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand scanner exceeded my expectations in every area of testing and earned a coveted 5-star rating.

This powerful little portable color scanner measures 10.5″ x 1.1″ x 1.5″ without the docking station and only 13.2″ x 3.2″ x 2.1″ when attached to the sleek docking terminal.  This amazing product allows you to scan from anywhere, without being connected to a computer and provides you with 300 DPI, 600 DPI, 1050 DPI color resolution without docking and a hefty 1200 DPI color resolution when scanning while docked.

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41Y+Gqk3gHLAt time of testing the VuPoint PDSDK-ST470PU-VP Magic Wand Portable Scanner and docking station cost only $99.99, down from $129.00, including FREE shipping. A Black version of this portable scanner retails for only $70.99 on Amazon, with FREE shipping.

This includes $99.99 worth of PaperPort 14 software, USB cable and charging adapter, cleaning cloth for scanner glass.

NOTE: A microSD card is not included, but a 32GB card retails for between $6.90 and $12.84 on Amazon.  A 1GB microSD card will hold approximately 150 High Resolution Color scans


  • JPEG, PDF-A4 or PDF-Letter scan-format selection.
  • Color or Monochromatic (mono) scan selection.
  • 300 (LO)/600 (MI) /1050 (HI)/1200 (HI) DPI scan quality selection.
  • Directly save JPG (JPEG)/PDF files to the microSD/microSDHC card.
  • Support microSD/microSDHC memory card up to 32GB.
  • Color display to playback the scanned images
  • Compatible to Windows® XP, Windows® Vista™, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, and Mac OS® 10.5 or above (direct plug-in, driver installation not required)


 Dimensions  13.2″ x 3.2″ x 2.1″ with docking station / 10.5″ x 1.1″ x 1.5″ without
 Weight  1.4 pounds
 Model Number PDSDK-ST470PU-VP
 Resolution HIGH 1200×1200 DPI (when docked)
HIGH 1050×1050 DPI (when portable)
MEDIUM 600×600 DPI
LOW 300×300 DPI
 Scan Speed High Resolution (Color) 12 seconds
Medium Resolution (Color) 9 seconds
Low Resolution (Color) 8 seconds
 Scan Width  8.5″
 Scan Length  45″ long (1200 DPI) to 125″ long (300 DPI)
 Document Size  A4、A5、5R、4R、3R and below
 File Format  JPEG/PDF
 LCD  approximately 1.5″ – Color Display
 Portable Scanner Dimensions  10.5″ x 1.1″ x 1.5″
 Auto Power Off  3 minutes
 USB Port  USB 2.0 high speed
 External Memory  microSD/microSDHC Card
 Rechargeable Battery  Built-in 700mAH Lithium-Polymer


I experienced a couple of minor issues that should be noted, but in no way change my opinion of this amazing product.

  1. The handheld scans took me about a dozen practice passes before I was able to work out the movement and stability.  I was able to get perfect scans with a 12 second count per page and a steady hand.
  2. The scanner would not always automatically feed paper while the USB cable was connected to computer. I had to attach the USB cable to the wall adapter to get consistent automatic feeding of paper.

Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone who needs a powerful scanner that is not only portable, but takes up no space in your office.  I am so impressed with VuPoint Solutions and I believe that every office needs this product.


OceanParadise Media Group received no compensation from VuPoint Solutions for the product we reviewed, but we did receive the product at no charge for the purpose of testing. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

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