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Doxie

Conveniently scan and upload with this all-in-one portable scanner

by Karen Day in Tech on 02 August 2010

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Doxie's new USB-powered device simplifies the oft-tedious task of scanning photos or documents with its easy setup and an intelligible Internet integration.

The small, portable machine works in black and white, grayscale or color and processes documents or photos at up to 600dpi. While the scanner automatically adjusts photos by cropping or straightening, you can also play with the saturation, contrast and brightness before saving it.

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One of the features that makes the Doxie so convenient, their free web application integration called the Doxie Cloud allows for uploading of photos or documents straight to sites like Tumblr, Flickr, Evernote and now to iBooks. The Cloud also provides a short URL so you can seamlessly share the photo via e-mail, chat or Twitter.

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Documents and photos can be saved as PDF, JPEG or PNG formats, which is great for sending the images to Google Docs. And, thanks to its built-in Optical Character Recognition capabilities, you can even scan and digitize handwritten notes or longer documents.

A brilliant little device, the Doxie scanner is both Mac and Windows compatible, ships worldwide and sells online for $130.

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