Mobile professionals who need to scan documents away from the office have a few options. ZDNet recently reviewed the Scannable app that uses an iPhone to scan documents. That is suitable for those occasionally needing a few documents scanned, but it falls short for scanning more than a few pages at a time.
The Doxie Go Wi-Fi mobile scanner is a highly portable scanner that can handle much larger scanning jobs. The rechargeable battery on the device can scan up to 300 pages on a charge according to Doxie.
The scanner is a small device that can fit in a briefcase or backpack. It can scan documents with varying quality, outputting either 300 or 600 dpi on demand. It does this with no PC needed as it stores scanned documents in the internal memory. Doxie claims up to 1,800 pages can be stored, and that can be augmented through an SD slot on the device.
Once back in the office, the scanned documents can be transferred via USB to a Mac or Windows PC. The USB connection doesn't have to be used, as the Doxie Go Wi-Fi can connect wirelessly over the network. This has an advantage over a USB connection in that when using Wi-Fi the scanner can also transfer files to iOS devices.
The device looks for home and work Wi-Fi networks when it's time to transfer documents. If away from those networks, a button press makes the Doxie Go Wi-Fi create its own network that PCs, Macs, or iPads can use for the file transfer.
The scanner comes with apps for Macs and Windows PCs to archive and work with scanned documents. There is also an iOS app.
The Doxie Go Wi-Fi is a robust scanner that is highly portable and a good solution for mobile professionals. It is available from Doxie for $229.