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Scan all your docs on the go

Scanny, a portable scanner by Portronics, an impresser in terms of looks. But does it perform well?

india Updated: Aug 31, 2010 15:30 IST

Portable scanners come a dime a dozen and can prove to be very useful. We have with us the Scanny, a portable scanner by Portronics, and it’s quite an impresser in terms of looks. But does it perform well?

Design
Unlike the previous blue colour pen-like scanner, which was quite tacky, this one is good not only in terms of build quality but also aesthetics. It sports an all-black matte finish and the cover of the battery compartment is silver-grey. The Scanny is slightly wider than magazine width and slim enough to be carried around in your laptop bag.

Features
It’s the simplicity that impresses. You have the option to scan at low and high resolutions and toggle between the two easily. This device uses external batteries, and you don’t need a PC while scanning documents or charging the device. You can send scanned documents via your Internet enabled cell phone via a memory card transfer. When you connect you PC to the device, there’s no need for drivers.

The monochrome LCD keeps you informed about the parameters. It reads the number of scans, the mode and also the battery life. The Scanny is quick, but not difficult. It is nice for travellers and business people. But at Rs 5,999, it’s a little too over the top, so there’s very little value for money for an infrequent user.