Doxie Go Review
You know what they say about keeping track of one’s finances – you have got to start by listing down every single cent that you have spent for that particular day, and do so for the entire month before you are able to better get an idea of just where all of your money has gone to (mostly down the drain or at the local pub, of course, for those of us who have poor financial acumen). Needless to say, if you were to do so consistently for a few months in a row, the results would be more accurate as to the breakdown of your finances. Some of us prefer to take the shortcut and write down whatever we have spent for the day at the end of the day, but as I personally found out, this was not the way to go since I tend to lose my receipts, not to mention a poor memory that made me forget just how much I spent and where. Enter the Doxie Go portable scanner that, as its name suggests, will be able to get the job done wherever you are.
You can saw that the Doxie Go is ideal for folks who live out of a suitcase. After all, it is small enough to be packed into any notebook bag without missing a beat, and even more ideal would be the cordless DNA that was built into the Doxie Go. One drawback would be the reliance on battery power, but I will address that particular issue later on. Do bear in mind that cordless does not equal to wireless capability (as that would further drain its battery), but what you can do is this – first you scan whatever receipts or documents you have for the day with the Doxie Go, and before you retire for the night, you can always use the included USB cable to transfer all your day’s scans from the Doxie Go to your computer itself.
So far, I have tried to scan up to a century’s worth of pages, but right before I hit that magical number (somewhere in the early nineties, I lost count due to the lack of caffeine in my system), the Doxie Go’s battery gave up the ghost. As for the internal memory of the Doxie Go (512MB), it is touted to carry up to 550-plus document pages, but even that depends on the kind of content which you scan.
Of course, if you truly want to take the wireless data transfer route, you can use an Eye-Fi SD memory card to not only store data, but create a wireless connection to a compatible computer or notebook. If the internal memory is not enough, you can always scan directly to the SD memory card or USB flash drive.
Default scanning resolution stands at 300 dpi, although there is the option to scan your document at 600 dpi through a single tap of the power button. Adjusting the documents can be done manually if you find the (often correct) auto adjust work out of whack. The instant PDF button also makes plenty of sense, as it saves you the trouble of saving (excuse me for the lack of a better word) your document again into the PDF format. Do it once, do it right, I say.
For $199 a pop, I would recommend this if you do not have any kind of heavy duty scanning, and it is perfect if you want to keep track of receipts. Otherwise, if you have far more documents to scan and are seated behind the desk at all times, I would suggest getting a dedicated scanner instead.