CZUR Aura Pro
Project name: Aura: Speeds & Simplifies ALL Your Scanning Needs
model: Aura Pro
mbp13_e11 - MacBook Pro 13 inch Early 2011,
scanner under [Debian], FreeBSD,
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2021-08-14: software - Aura 3.0.4 for macOS 10.11 or later is available. The update log lists 1. Optimized the effect of image processing, 2. Fixed other bugs. Requirements are
OS macOS 10.11 or later CPU PC with X86 processor (2 GHz or higher) GPU Mac computers that support Metal Memory 2 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended. Hard Disk The installation and operation of the program requires 1 G disk space. You can scan more images if the disk space is bigger. The recommended storage is 20G.
This seems to be Metal, I'm not sure that my old MacBookPro 13 Early 2011 does. Oh well.
2021-08-14: I re-created this page on my self-hosted web server.
2020-06-28: bug - when doing "facing" scans, sometimes the pages are skewed (de-skewing not working correctly?) after scanning. Luckily, it is easy to see, even on the small preview on the "scan" page. Unfortunately, you have to go back to the image list to delete those images so you can re-scan them. Cumbersome.
2020-06-02: scanning tip - scanning corner-stapled documents - use manual selection, and align each page into the selection box (yes it is cumbersome).
2020-05-26: scanning tips - if the cover is color, but the pages black and white, remember to switch to black and white after scanning the cover.
2020-05-26: Aura software - ok - you can't move images around in the software (yes, really). Instead, you will have to select an image, then Insert (before) or Add (after) and re-scan the page / image in question. Oh well.
2020-04-26: mbp13_e11 - first I'm trying the MacBookPro 13 inch Early 2011, downloading and installing CZUR Aura 2.2.3.
2020-04-26: unpacking and setting up the Aura.
2019-06-03: at 15:57 I got a text message from Posten, informing me that the scanner would be delivered between 17 - 21. At 17:54 the man from Posten arrived, and delivered my package.
2019-05-31: got a letter from Posten, inside was an invoice from FedEx for value added tax. Divided like this: VAT is NOK 196.- handling fee is NOK 96.-, a total of NOK 289.-
2019-04-06: I got a "have you received your perk?" survey, and answered with "no, not yet".
2018-12-23: update - we now have a web site for checking shipping info.
2018-10-10: I contributed USD 149.- for 1 x CZUR Aura - Secret Perk (Not: not battery version) + 1 x Additional Gift: CZUR Bookmark. Estimated delivery is December 2018.