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Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Post by netherfred » 01 Mar 2012, 18:56

Sorry for the bad typing, using an iPad. Here's the official press release in Dutch:


Belangrijk nieuws over de BookSaver
De BookSaver aangekondigd op de CES in 2011, en helaas nog steeds niet beschikbaar. Op de CES 2012 is de BookSaver door internationale pers weer volop in de aandacht gebracht. Echter ION USA heeft in een persbericht laten weten dat ze de BookSaver niet gaan uitbrengen de reden dat ze niet tevreden waren over de software.
ION Benelux en Europa zijn het daar absoluut niet mee eens, wij hebben heel veel feedback ontvangen van consumenten en zakelijke gebruikers maar ook van professionele digitaliseer bedrijven, die geven allemaal aan dat ze de BookSaver ook graag kopen zonder software, er zijn namelijk zeer goede OCR en PDF samenstel programma's beschikbaar zowel Free-ware als betaald. 
Wij hebben dan ook besloten om de BookSaver zelfstandig "Europa" uit te brengen, wij hebben de bestelling inmiddels geplaatst bij de fabriek. Uiteraard zullen we ook doorgaan met de verbetering van de bijgeleverde software.
Dus de BookSaver gaat komen, wij zullen ook de eerste voorraad invliegen (scheelt 4 weken) de herziene levertijd zal medio juni zijn.
Ook ontvangen wij op korte termijn een werkend Sample model die u kunt testen, u bent van harte welkom bij ons op kantoor. U kunt zich aanmelden door een email te sturen klik hier voor onze contact pagina. (Verwachting is dat we het Sample met 2 tot 3 weken beschikbaar hebben.)
Wij vinden het ontzettend vervelend dat de BookSaver zo vertraagd is en nog erger dat wij u keer op keer teleurgesteld hebben door de levering uit te stellen, uiteraard kan iedereen kosteloos de order annuleren. Wij zullen u de komende tijd vaker updaten o.a. over hoe ver de productie is, of het sample model aanwezig is. Nogmaals onze excuses.
Vriendelijke Groet,
 
Konrad van den Bosch

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Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Post by netherfred » 02 Apr 2012, 17:47

Just a little update: it seems finally that the book saver is going to be coming to the netherlands half to end of May. A little earlier than expected. The pre-order customers will be served first and will receive a €50 gift voucher for Snapfish for their patience. The design will include the tent, as briefly advertised in the US version. There will be no software included. Didn't see any mention of an included sd card, so that will probably also not be included, but who knows. I' ll let you know when I'll receive mine.

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Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Post by mjklin » 06 Apr 2012, 16:06

Please let us know the details when you get it!

Do you know when it will be available for international shipping?

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Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Post by netherfred » 08 May 2012, 11:36

And again a newsflash: delay!
Now estimated end of June, with no guarantee from the factory that they are actually going to be done with
quality control :shock:
But well, another month and a half waiting for a product is common these days I guess???

For the other poster: I think they can ship abroad too, no idea how much they charge you for the shipping, but don't expect to pay
too much to European countries, maybe €10-15.

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Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Post by funkorider » 30 May 2012, 04:50

Thanks netherfred, that sounds great.

Are you sure about this informations?
Can't find any about booksaver news on the ion website.

This product will first released in netherlands?
Germany too?

Where can i order/preorder it?
Woulda be soo great.

Thanks,
funkorider

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Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Post by netherfred » 30 May 2012, 05:40

It's on the Dutch site here:

http://www.iononline.nl/news/

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Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Post by LA2 » 28 Jun 2012, 20:36

Indeed, the ION Book Saver is now on sale in Europe for 149 € (roughly $200). Free delivery in Benelux. "Available with short notice" (Beschikbaarheid Snel leverbaar), whatever that means? Has anybody bought one, and can you report your experience?
http://www.iononline.nl/products/image- ... saver.html

The English page says "out of stock", and at the same time available in mid June,
http://www.iononline.nl/book-saver.html

On the news page, they wrote on April 28 that the factory estimated delivery on June 20, allowing 6-8 days extra for quality inspection on arrival. This and earlier Book Saver updates were signed by Konrad van den Bosch.
http://www.iononline.nl/news/

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Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Post by mjklin » 29 Jun 2012, 21:14

This is excellent!

I too would like to hear any reviews by purchasers, and info about sales to the US.

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Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Post by netherfred » 01 Jul 2012, 08:48

And another update/delay:

http://www.iononline.nl/news/

Pushed back to new information on July 13th, that means no products yet!
Seems they were unhappy with "scan quality", whatever that may mean for a SCANNER, haha :twisted:

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Re: Ionaudio Booksaver?

Post by netherfred » 16 Jul 2012, 09:39

Should now be delivered in two weeks... See the previously mentioned site.

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