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If you’re in the market for the best home scanner, but also seek portability, it’s hard to pass on the Doxie Go SE. It may not look like much at first glance, but it can provide the exquisite detail you need when scanning important documents such as business cards, receipts, and paper.

Why We Like It – Doxie Go SE

The Doxie Go SE is a portable scanner that works quite well in a home setting, whether its for a quick scan or two, or for a light amount of productivity—all thanks to a long battery life and small form factor.

Pros
  • Excellent scan quality
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Doesn’t need a PC to work
Cons
  • Doesn’t have a document feeder

Performance

The best part about the Doxie Go SE—other than being a portable scanner—is its versatility. You can scan just about anything within its dimensional limits, and those said documents can be as thick as cardstock. This is perfect if you’re looking to scan a few photos, and with its 600 dpi, the color accuracy is going to be impeccable.

Unfortunately, the Doxie Go SE does not have a document feeder. However, it can scan documents relatively quickly, provided you stand there while the portable document scanner does its job. It scans pretty quickly, though, pumping out about 8 pages per minute. Not too shabby, but nearly half as much as the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i.”

Design

Physically speaking, the dimensions of the Doxie Go SE aren’t that far off from the Brother DS-620, with the Go SE coming in at 12.25 x 2.25 x 1.75 inches. The Brother DS-620 is .88 pounds while the Doxie Go SE comes in at 1.18 pounds. Not much of a difference considering both are highly portable thanks to their low weight and form factor, unlike the somewhat bulky Brother ADS-1250W.

The Doxie Go SE can be untethered from computers and power outlets, thanks to its 8GB SD card and rechargeable battery, which should last a good 400 scans at 300 dpi or 200 scans at 600 dpi. With the scans going straight to the SD card, this allows you to go paperless.

Value

Considering the Doxie Go SE’s form factor and quality, this is definitely a worthy purchase—especially for a scanner that can be used for personal use, or light work, without taking up too much of your desk space, or coming with a hefty price tag. And with its ability to be free of a power cable, thanks to a rechargeable battery, for a short while, it makes portability all the more easier and natural.

Doxie Go SE Wrap Up

The Doxie Go SE has the makings of an excellent portable scanner. Its ability to chern out high quality scans at reasonable speeds is more than enough, but being incredibly portable because of its battery, and not needing a computer to work, there’s no reason not to have the Go SE on your desk at home. Its quality more than makes up for its lack of document feeder.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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