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Going paperless is a huge challenge, especially when it feels like it’s you against the rest of the world. Somehow, you will have to succumb to some form of paper document. And until the entire world is with you on your quest to go paperless, you will have to resort to scanning.
We’ve covered a couple of portable scanners: the Doxie Go and Xerox Mobile. In our test, we found the Doxie Go to have superb scanning resolution, whereas the Xerox sported better battery life. In today’s deal, we’re featuring the Doxie One — which is similar to the Doxie Go, although without a built-in battery (it can run on 4 x AAA batteries), and half the scanning resolution. The Doxie One is essentially a simpler version of the Doxie Go, and much more affordable. If you’ve been thinking of going paperless, the Doxie One is the perfect scanner for you.
The Doxie One is a small device — you won’t believe how tiny it is compared to other mobile scanners. At just 10.5 × 1.7 × 2.2 inches, it fits snugly in your briefcase or backpack, and weighing under 400 grams, you won’t even notice any additional bulk. Don’t be fooled by its tiny size — it’s in fact, a full-fledged scanner. It’s capable of scanning a page in just 8 seconds at 300 dpi. Scans are stored locally on an SD card (2GB card provided) and with its desktop companion application, files can be sent directly to any cloud destination (Dropbox, iCloud, Evernote, etc.). Either way, you can use it as a standalone device i.e. without a computer.
Let’s take a closer look at the Doxie One.
Just like the Doxie Go, documents are scanned by inserting them into the One. The Doxie One accepts most document sizes from US Letter to A4 and even receipts and business cards. Scanning at 300 dpi resolution, the One generates beautifully sharp images in about 8 seconds per page, while scanning photos takes just 5 seconds.
Built to be taken on the road, the One can either run on AC power or four AAA batteries. Since it saves scans to an SD card, the One doesn’t need to be connected to a computer, so there’s one less thing to rely on. If you do choose to use it with its companion Windows or Mac desktop application, you have the option of saving the scans to a chosen folder on your computer or directly to a cloud service like Dropbox or Evernote, which can be extremely time-saving.
What makes the Doxie One an invaluable tool for those who commit to being paperless is its OCR support. By scanning documents with the One, they can be saved as searchable PDFs through the use of the award-winning ABBYY OCR technology.
From now until July 15, the Doxie One is available at $99 — a 33% discount, saving you $50 off the retail price. The One can be shipped to any destination in the continental US for free, international shipping is an extra $50 which is still a bargain.