Turn your smartphone into a portable scanner with Phil Bosua, Ben Hillier and Luke Allen's Scanbox.

Turn your iPhone or BlackBerry or any other smartphone into a portable scanner with Phil Bosua, Ben Hillier and Luke Allen’s Scanbox. Scanbox is an easy to use, affordable and unbelievably portable scanning box that uses your smartphone’s camera to take amazing high quality scans. It’s easy to set up and packs down flat to easily fit into your bag or brief case. Scanbox was born from the idea that we need to use document scanners every so often, but traditional desktop scanners are far too big, expensive and cumbersome for their occasional usefulness. Scanbox is optimized to work with smartphones, especially the iPhone 4 and 4S. But it works just as well with any device that has a camera.

They take up desk space, require you to install drivers/updates and need a power source to operate. Scanbox on the other hand can be set up and packed down in seconds. Designers Phil Bosua, Ben Hillier and Luke Allen have redesigned Scanbox countless times over the past 3 months; constantly making it simpler to use and ensuring it works in every situation. They are now ready to take Scanbox into full production. Thats why they need your help. Well, if you find yourself often needing to scan a photo or document but don’t want to take up valuable bench space with a clunky old scanner or use crappy old fashioned software to do a simple document scan and email out then Scanbox is for you.

Scanbox has been designed to optimize nearly all lighting conditions so your scans always look great. Scanbox also has many other uses: digitize your receipts, live projector for presentations, optimized for face recognition when you scan photos, scans 3D objects (great for eBay product shots), scan a page from a book (remember those!), turns your phone into a photocopier. Scanbox is also unbelievable portable. It packs down flat to fit in your bag and is practically indestructible. When you want to use it simply unfold and let the high powered mini magnets to hold it together for you. LimeMouse is the design company of designers Phil Bosua, Ben Hillier and Luke Allen which makes great creative products just like Scanbox to make people’s lives easier.