Doxie Go Scanner

September 21, 2014

One of my favorite gadget purchases in the last couple years has been buying a Doxie Go document scanner. It’s small, portable and battery powered. You turn it on, scan whatever you need to, and connect it in to the computer at a later date to save it permanently.

Doxie Go

Coming from someone who used to not own a scanner, it’s brilliant. I’m the type of person who used to let papers pile up forever, or just toss them unsorted into a box to sit for years. It’s a relief not having to deal with that anymore. Mail comes in, gets scanned, and goes directly into the shredder. I don’t have big document boxes taking space in my closet to deal with when I move.

The Doxie is awesome because of it’s portability. I gave up on a large home office a long time ago, and a flatbed scanner or all in one printer isn’t feasible in my space. The Doxie can sit in a drawer until it’s needed, and then scan stuff on my desk or the kitchen table. It’s possible to automate the process by using a wifi capable SD card, though I haven’t felt any need for that yet.

This sounds a bit like a paid review (it isn’t), but I really do like this thing. Recommended.

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.