We all know, and expect, that new consumer technologies get cheaper in not a very long time following their launch. Matter and Form 3D Scanner is a good example, with minimized (or, optimized, if you like) functionality in terms of both size and scanning quality.
Canada-based company has first introduced Matter and Form 3D Scanner as an Indiegogo project, with emphasis on affordability for amateur uses rather than professional purposes. The product is available for purchasing on the company web site for $599.
The device can scan objects up to 3 kilograms of weight, 25 cm height and 18 cm diameter, and finalize a task in about 5 minutes. Utilising two laser optical HD CMOS sensors aboard, Matter and Form saves the scans in STL, OBJ, PLY, XYZ formats. The initial calibration, though, is a bit on the painful side as we have struggled to get the best adjustments for the device, like 4 times or so, to come up with the best scanning results.
Minimum system requirements for the computer you will connect Matter and Form are basically an Intel i5 CPU and 4GB memory. The software can be installed on Windows 7 or later editions, whereas Mac OS version is said to arrived soon. Below is a short video that shows Matter and Form at work.