Doxie Go Wi-Fi Scanner: Effortless Wireless Scanning Without a Computer

Doxie Go Wi-Fi Scanner: Effortless Wireless Scanning Without a Computer

Since its inception, TUAW has closely monitored the evolution of Doxie, a portable scanning solution. This year’s model, the Doxie Go Wi-Fi, priced at US$229, introduces enhanced storage capacities, an iOS application, and Wi-Fi capabilities, enhancing its utility as a mobile accessory. Dive into our review and discover how you can win a Doxie Go Wi-Fi, courtesy of Apparent Corporation and TUAW.

Specifications

Doxie Go Wi-Fi Scanner: Effortless Wireless Scanning Without a Computer
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.7 x 2.2 inches (26.7 x 4.35 x 5.6 cm)
  • Weight: 15.3 ounces (433 grams)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11n
  • Pages scanned per charge: 300 @ 300 dpi

Design

The original Doxie scanner featured a whimsical design with pink hearts, targeting a younger demographic. This has since been replaced by a more professional aesthetic in plain white and black plastic.

The device includes a single power button, a small Wi-Fi pairing button at the back, and an SD card slot. Additionally, it features an AC adapter port and a mini-USB port for syncing, despite the industry’s shift towards micro-USB.

The placement of the power button could be improved, as it’s too easy to accidentally activate the device when handling it. The scanner accepts paper through a slot, processing one page and one side at a time.

Functionality

Unboxing the Doxie Go Wi-Fi reveals a well-organized package with a quick-start guide and a calibration card, which is necessary for initial setup. Charging the device fully takes several hours, but once done, calibration is quick and simple.

The scanner can save directly to its internal memory, an SD card, or transfer scans to iOS devices, Macs, or PCs.

Doxie can connect to a Wi-Fi network or create its own for direct device communication. Scanning involves aligning the paper against a small adjustable margin to ensure it feeds into the device straight.

Scans are generally of high quality, though misfeeds can occur with thinner paper. The accompanying Mac or PC Doxie app allows for image adjustments and file management.

The introduction of a Doxie iOS app adds significant value, facilitating the import and sharing of scans directly from a mobile device. For scanning photos, a special sleeve helps align and protect the originals, though it is prone to attracting dust.

Conclusion

The Doxie Go Wi-Fi excels with its new iOS app, wireless connectivity, compact design, and scanning speed.

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Paul is a dedicated writer and tech enthusiast contributing to TUAW, your go-to source for Apple news. With a deep love for all things Apple, Paul brings insightful reviews and tips on products like the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. His expertise extends to software and app development, making his articles a must-read for any Apple fan. Paul clear and engaging writing style helps readers get the most out of their Apple devices.