In this video we share the reasons why we think the Doxie Go portable scanner is the ultimate downsizing tool for anyone looking to get rid of excess stuff and adopt a minimalist lifestyle. During the downsizing process, the dilemma about what to do with photos and files quickly becomes obvious: we can’t sell or donate them and we often want or need them.
Scanning photos and documents with a portable scanner allows us to quickly scan a large volume of information so that we can dispose of the hard copies and save the digital versions on a hard drive or online.
The Doxie Go scanner has a built-in memory card that holds up to 450 scans, it has a rechargeable battery so that you can scan without being tethered to an outlet, and it’s tiny size allows you to carry it anywhere. I also love the software that comes with it because it allows you to edit the scans, “staple” scans together, and save them as .jpeg, .pdf, and searchable .pdf.
The quality of document scans is very good, and the quality of photo scans is acceptable but not great. I would not recommend scanning artwork or photos that you might want to re-print later because a lot of quality is lost.
Last but not least, if you plan to scan important photos or documents, I recommend backing up the files in at least 2 places to ensure that you don’t lose them.
Disclaimer: we bought our Doxie Go with our own money after reading great things about it on a blog post by The Minimalists. We are not being paid or compensated in any way for reviewing this product.
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Mat & Danielle
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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat Dubé of Exploring Alternatives.