Back in the 90s, which as far as we’re concerned is forever ago, there were a few portable photo copiers on the market. If you used one, then you know how useless they were. Gripes aside, the concept still remains a strong one. Case in point, the Doxie Go.
But instead of firing out a scroll of unreadable thermal paper, this bad boy soaks up the ink into a digital format, storing up to 600 pages and knocking out a full color page in just 8 seconds. If more memory is required you can jam a USB stick or SD card slot into it and in theory scan an endless amount of materials can be copied. Everything can be synced to your iOS device, though you’ll first need to connect it to your PC or Mac.
Update: You can by a $39 kit that allows you to sync directly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
Once connected the internal battery will begin to charge via your computer’s USB port. Doxie also works directly with Evernote, Dropbox, Google Docs, and includes Abby’s OCR software, which like Evernote, makes documents and receipts searchable.
Scanning on the go costs $199, though they’re just taking preorders at this point.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."