Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash scanner | A review in 2023

The Book2Net Cobra A1 Scan Flash Book scanner is one of those devices that really seems to have it all.

It’s really large, at A1 there isn’t much that it can’t scan. Also, it comes with a really nice V shape flattening glass, which we know from experience will allow you to have increased versatility in the scanning process.

Not to mention that the combination of the v cradle and v glass will make it a users dream, being able to throw just about anything at it.
Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash scanner | A review in 2023

ProductAutomation levelScanning areaSpeed (Quality mode)ResolutionScanning glassPrice

Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash

Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash
Semi-Automatic (The user has to turn the page)A1 (23.4 x 33.1)666 pages / hour600 dpiIncluded with the standard productClick for more info

Klip Snap

Klip Snap
Semi-Automatic (The user has to turn the page)18.1 in x 11.8 in720 pages / hour300 dpiYesClick for more info

Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash Specifications

Book CradleV-Shaped
Automation levelSemi-Automatic (The user has to turn the page)
Scanning areaA1 (23.4 x 33.1)
Speed (Fast mode)666 pages / hour
Speed (Quality mode)666 pages / hour
ConnectivityUSB 3.0
Resolution600 dpi
Sensor typeCMOS
Color Depth24 bit
SoftwareEasy Scan Professional
File FormatsTIFF, PDF, JPEG. JPEG 2000
AccessoriesFoot Switch
Scanning glassIncluded with the standard product
Dimensions47.2 x 70.8 x 78.7 (120 x 180 x 200 cm)
Weight380lbs ( 180kg )

Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash Accessories and options

Let’s start with the book cradle and the flattening glass. It has a v shape book cradle in which you can extend the thickness of the book that can be scanned. The second option is the movement of the entire cradle left and right.

The third thing I like is the movement of the glass plate. It’s automatic, this means it moves up and down without the intervention of the operator. Although he does have to flip the pages manually.

All in all, this is probably one of the best scanning setups I have seen on a book scanner. It makes it very versatile.

One of the disadvantages of this machine is the weight and dimension. It’s in one word a huge machine. So I don’t know what to say about it, but if you have a big enough room and door, you should be fine.


Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash features

As mentioned before, this is a semi automatic scanner. More or less everything is automatic, except the flipping of the pages.

We always say that in practice, this is probably better and faster than using current automatic bookscanners. You won’t have to stop for anything while scanning, not even ripped pages. You just scan and scan, until everything is done and you are ready with the book.

The foot switch is always a nice feature on bookscanners, especially those that are with manual page flipping. The user has enough to do, also on the Book2net cobra v scanner, so it’s good to have such an option. .

Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash Technical specs

The scanning area on this device is a bit larger than A1. I must say this is huge, and you should not have issues, except if you are scanning something really big.

One downside with a V scanner like this is the fact that if you need both pages in the same image, you will have to do some manual stitching. But I guess there are always downsides, just as they are with anything out there.

The scanning speed is around 700 pages per hour, but you are being limited a lot by the transfer, even though it’s a USB 3.0 connection. .

Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash Image quality

Let’s get to the image quality of the Cobra. Yes, it’s 600dpi, so the level of details should be huge in just about any image. Given this is a CMOS sensor, it allows for fast transferring speeds, but I guess some downside will be in the lighting of the image.

Not necessarily that the lighting is too low or too high, rather the issue is with the evenness of the light. This is something that you ca expect with most area sensors in the market, so your trade off is speed for how even is the lighting. .

Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash Software & File formats

Just like with most Book2Net scanners out there, this comes with the easy scan Professional. It’s a decent scanning software which should be focused around capturing at most, less on post processing.

The file formats that the software outputs are TIFF, PDF, Jpeg and even the infamous Jpeg2000. I don’t know how many people use it in practice to be fair. .

Book2Net Cobra A1 V-Scan Flash vs Klip Snap

Here are the key differences between these two book scanners:

These are really opposite scanners to be honest. The Klip is flat while the Cobra is V shaped. The first comes with a linear CCD sensor while the Book2net has 2 really large cameras with an area CMOS sensor.

Then we get to the biggest part, which is the scanning size. At A1, the Book2net scans 4 times as larger areas, while the KLIP will only do A3+.

Both of these devices are apparently fighting in the same market, but each one has its niche, and depending on the application and budget, you can choose one or the other, or even both.

Read the full review of the Klip Snap

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