Digitize That Stack of Business Cards

Business cards have become less of a way to disseminate contact information and more about brand extension, so it makes no sense to spend so much money on them only to be thrown out after someone transcribes all the relevant information into an address book. The B-Scanner helps with both aspects.

Just slide in any standard size card and an image capture is kept in memory. You sort and thumb thru each card via a jog dial and everything shows up beautifully on an OLED screen, sharp enough for small text.

Still a concept but I know a lot of “old schoolers” still toting around business card holders. I think they would jump at something like this. However I do have 2 gripes. Many modern cards utilize texture in the design which a screen doesn’t pick up. Many also use front/back layouts which this concept doesn’t seem to address.

Designer: Sungwoo Park & Bongkun Shin

69 Comments

  • silvestre says:

    omfg, the fingers look nasty!!

  • Looks like an iRiver Spinn !

  • isamoral says:

    One word… Nails… for real.

  • Gregouille says:

    Well!! yes those hands (not only nails) are awful.

  • pgw says:

    손톱관리 받아야 할듯…

  • powers says:

    One more thing in my pocket? I had this idea years ago, but then after thinking about it twice, realized it would be much better integrated into a more multifunctional device like an e-wallet. This would make a great iPhone app. Let’s say you remember this great card – it’s green. Ok, sort by favorites, colors, business type etc. And it is already linked to your address book. Oh, hey, that’s the guy that does my plumbing, that reminds me, that upstairs toilet isn’t working. And your call is one touch away.

  • gerMan says:

    i think its just another produkt we dont need and it will be soon in the garbage or in another a deep box.
    Business cards are nice because you have something material to refer to. And sure its part of a gesture and a communicative ritual. I don`t see that in this product. perhaps its just an application for an handy…

    • zippyflounder says:

      Yup gerMan you hit the nail on the head, there is a gesture involved that has many levels including just being “nice” (as in tossing the card in the bin asap).If you wnat to digitize this, just snap a picture of it with your camera phone. The paper card is cheap, modifiable requries no tech to use or read so this product as you stated is just a gimmic headed for the trashbin after a short stay in a persons pocket.

  • Dude44 says:

    Eventhough its been commented already I had to pile on! Those nasty fingers are just too much! Photoshop them out! Or improve them! They are doing the design no good…

    That took away all the cool things of the design, now I don’t even want to touch it!

  • Great design, great idea but ugly nails. Images 03 and 04 should be deleted for ever, but too late, I can’t get out of my mind those infected nails.

  • b. says:

    The Motorola MING (cell phone) does this already.

    • maral says:

      motorola ming captures the data and saves it in a digital format. which is cool but it does not capture the image of the businesscard.

  • Vimal says:

    It is useful tool.

    I have 1 suggestion. The gadget should have memory card slot, all the data can be saved whenever newer version it can be transfered easily.

  • ephemeral says:

    está precioso
    súper buen proyecto….
    pero esos dedos? deberías haber elegido a otro modelo.
    saludos

  • Yoeri says:

    The design looks a lot like the iRiver SPINN.
    http://product.iriver.co.kr/p_spinn_over.asp

  • carl says:

    the hands of a smoker? or just a corpse?

  • WTF says:

    A la mierda

  • Russ says:

    Sweet! Shame about the manky hand…wtf!

  • ROY says:

    Nice-looking!
    The syscan technology also has the same products:
    http://www.syscantech.com/en/Product/Bizcard_Nano.asp

  • 만다린 says:

    체크남방이 똑딱이면 이상한가효?

  • 만다린 says:

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  • Nasser says:

    where can i buy the B-Scanner from and how much does it cost?

  • SULIMAN says:

    How is the purchase of the product لB-SCANNER CARD

  • Wajoodiii says:

    Hi

    I want to purchase the scanner, could you please advice

  • tudza says:

    Why don’t you just buy a scanner for your office. They’ve made these little business card scanners for years that work really well.

  • Great idea, but surely you can wait till you get back to the office and scan the card then and then if you need to have the details so desperately with you, you can sync the data to your phone /iphone / blackberry. Soon we will all have to carry briefcases again so that we can carry all these gadgets

  • Chelsea says:

    Lol. Yeah, they might have wanted to invest in a hand model. Regardless, the card reader seems really interesting.. and probably expensive. These graphic design templates for a brochure, CD, and business card at Sessions College are pretty good:
    http://www.sessions.edu/Design-Career-Center/Design-Tools/Graphic-Design-Templates.asp?fmid=0

  • Sign me up for one!!!!!

  • So are people using these now? Sometimes too much technology isn’t always a good thing.

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  • sompong says:

    where to buy.i am inthailand

  • sompong says:

    where to buy it if i live in thailand? Do you have online purhase?

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  • mar says:

    终于找到了

  • Linda says:

    Dear Sir,
    I would like to have a sample by air parcel sent to Dhaka.
    What will be the cost for that.
    If it is OK we may buy 5000.
    What will be cost for that?

    Linda
    Shapta Shindhu Ltd.
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Rafi Ahamed says:

    I would like to buy scanner. Please advise.

  • Adbul Qadir says:

    Can you send the the details of this device and Price
    Where i can buy it .

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