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Doxie One portable scanner is simple to use

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THE Doxie One portable scanner is computer-less and one of the easiest to work I've ever seen.

Operating this scanner is as simple as a push of a button to scan photos, documents, receipts or just about anything you can feed it in sizes ranging from business cards to 8.5-by-15 inches.

The scanner is portable to a point (1.7-by-10.5-by-2.2 inches, 13.6 oz) where you can put it in your computer bag, but don't stick it in your back pocket.

There isn't much to this scanner, except great results.

You have several choices to power it up; the included AC wall power adapter or buy four AAA Ni-Mh rechargeable batteries.

Just insert the included 2GB SD memory card, where your scans will be stored. Third party companies such as Eye-Fi make wireless SD cards, which can be used to wirelessly send your scans to a Mac, PC or even some tablets and smartphones.

To retrieve your scans from the scanner you can insert the memory card in your computer or just connect the included USB cord to your device.

Output formats include JPEG, PDF and PNG files in both color and black and white.

A calibration sheet and a protect cover are included to insert your photos into the scanner, which is great to help protect them.

Scanning four-by-six-inch images takes just five seconds each with a 300 DPI colour resolution or about eight seconds for a full document scan also at 300 DPI colour.

Doxie software (Windows and Mac) acts like an inbox and so scans can be sent directly to other apps on your computer or to selected online cloud services.

The purpose of a scanner like this is its portability and ease of use, the results are great quality for email, Web use or smaller prints.

I would call this scanner a great device for archiving that shoebox full of prints many of us have but don't seem to have the time to deal with. The Doxie One can easily conquer that shoebox in an afternoon.

Details: www.getdoxie.com $144

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 17, 2013 A15

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