Don't-Miss Scanner Stories
It only looks like a table lamp. The Fujitsu SV600 scans material quickly and efficiently, but page curvature is a problem.
With Prizmo you use your iPhone camera, point and shoot camera, or DSLR to capture images of documents, and then the software uses optical character recognition (OCR) to turn the scans into editable text.
The two most popular lines of document scanners are from Neat and Fujitsu. Their top-of-the-line desktop machines are Neat's NeatDesk for Mac and Fujitsu’s ScanSnap iX500. Both feature new mobile scanning options.
The Doxie Go document scanner is a great idea, and a very handy tool, although there are still some rough spots in its hardware and software that need to be addressed.
If you’re in the market for a portable USB document scanner, or just one that requires minimal desktop space, the Canon imageFormula P-150M should definitely be on your short list.
The IRISPhoto 4 Scanner is a fine choice for folks looking to digitize large stacks of 4-by-6 photos, and who favor speed and convenience over superior scan quality. However, if you’re hoping to digitally preserve the beauty of high quality photos, the IRISPhoto 4’s washed out and noisy scans isn’t the device for you.
If you need a device that scans, copies, faxes and prints large spreadsheets, the HP Officejet 7500A is worth considering. Its an average performer in terms of both speed and print quality, but it is one of the few printers top currently support Apple’s AirPrint and HP’s ePrint services.
If you’re looking for an inkjet all-in-one that supports Apple’s AirPrint and HP’s ePrint services, the HP Officejet 6500A is worth a look, if only because they are so few and far between. The 6500A was an average performer in both print speeds and quality, with noticeably fuzzy edges in its text printing.
If you’re looking for a speedy multifunction inkjet with wireless capabilities, the HP Photosmart Premium e-All-in-One is worth a look. Its text and photo printing quality are impressive, and its AirPrint support, touchscreen menus and printing apps are nice-to-have features that work well. If the unit’s remote printing via ePrint Center is your main attraction, however, know that the service is experiencing some growing pains.
The 'wow' factor of the Genesis's vertical profile and its camera-based scanner compensates somewhat for the pricey inks.
A wealth of features make this unit nearly as well suited for family or home office users as it is for photo enthusiasts.
It’s nice that such an inexpensive MFP includes Wi-Fi, but only low-volume users could tolerate the expensive inks.
Small workgroups will like this color multifunction's features and print quality, which balance out its middling performance and toner costs.