Secondly, I also received my Flip-Pal scanner. Not really as exciting as a new human being, but still exciting in its own right. I've been using it for a good bit at this point and I'm very happy with my purchase.
I think that most people who are familiar with all-in-one printers will be able to intuitively figure out how the device works. And that's a good thing, because it doesn't come with any paper instructions. Instead, the user guides are included as digital files on the SD Memory card that comes with the device and you have to put the SD card into your computer to access the files. Until you figure this out, you're on your own.
Also included on the SD card are a few pieces of software, the most important being EasyStitch. This software allows you to take multiple scans of a larger image (like in the photo above), and then have the software put them together for you. Here's an example of a photo that I took three separate scans of and used EasyStitch to put back together:
I find using the Flip-Pal to be faster than scanning on my all-in-one or flatbed scanners. I only have to use one device, instead of constantly moving back and forth between my computer and scanner. I look forward to using it on a road trip as well.
Based on the past few days, I would recommend the Flip-Pal scanner to those in the market. It's simple and easy to use, though I would recommend a few small design changes.