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The Doxie Go is one of the best gadgets I have reviewed (despite the fact that I have no clear need for one), and it just got exponentially better with the addition of Eye-Fi for wireless file transfer. I show you exactly what that means in the video above, but here’s the gist: You run a document through the Doxie Go, and the Eye-Fi card sends the scan straight to your iPad, smartphone, or computer.
It’s not perfect, but if you scan on the go, I think you’re going to want the Eye-Fi to go with your Doxie Go.
Doxie sent me an Eye-Fi card to try out, but you can buy the Eye-Fi for $39. I understand Doxie plans to bundle it with the scanner, at some point, but it will still be the same card.
There is a downside or two. Especially compared to the Doxie Go, the Eye-Fi is a royal pain to set up. It’s like programming a VCR, circa 1985, or connecting to the internet with Windows 95. But once you set it up, you shouldn’t have to mess with it again; you just pop the Eye-Fi into the Doxie Go, and it does its thing (again, see above).
Further, scanning with the Eye-Fi takes two or three times as long as scanning without it, because you have to wait for the file to transfer. You won’t be scanning long exhibits at a doc review, but you might use it for scanning a settlement agreement at a mediation. This narrows the use case a bit, but the Doxie Go wasn’t going to win any speed contests in the first place.
All in all, if you get the Eye-Fi up and running, it’s a pretty slick way to scan on the go. On balance, I’d recommend getting the Eye-Fi, because it’s a tiny addition to your kit, and I think you’re going to want it.
Reviewed by Sam Glover on .
Summary: The Doxie Go is one of the best gadgets I have reviewed (despite the fact that I have no clear need for one), and it is exponentially better with the addition of Eye-Fi for wireless file transfer.
Overall score: 5 (out of 5)