- Portable unit
- Fast scans
- 300 dpi resolution
By Branko Miletic
Have you ever wished you had a portable scanner available that you could plug into your PC so that you could instantly scan those important documents or photos? And not just ordinary pics but high-gloss photos, invoices, maps, recipes, letters and anything else you want to scan. The new DigiFrame A4 Ezyscan claims it will do just that.
As it is portable you can take it anywhere and as such, is suitable for students, sales people, council employees, couriers and anybody whose job means they are constantly on the move.
The scanner can scan everything from business cards to 8.5-inch x 16-inch photos, all up to a very respectable resolution of 300dpi.
It claims more than 200 colour pages of scanning possible between charges, has a choice of two file formats - JPG (24-bit colour) or PDF (8-bit Grayscale), 12 seconds per page scan speeds, an auto cropping feature and has a weight of under 1kg.
Set up was okay once you worked out how to do it, while scanning was as easy as 1-2-3.
I used it to scan some pictures and a school report, without encountering any major problems. ou can even connect the DigiFrame A4 Ezyscan to your smartphone and save your scans there.
This is a pretty useful piece of tech that is hardly going to break the budget. My one and only gripe with the DigiFrame A4 Ezyscan was that the initial set up was not as straightforward as I would have liked, but once set up, using with your laptop is simple.
Pros: light, portable, easy to use and will scan up to 300 dpi
Cons: the set up can be a bit hit and miss
4 Shacks out of 5