Jun 13, 2014
You know me… if I can do it well on the go, than that’s where I want to do it. In other words, if there is a productivity task that can be done from my smartphone, and it can be done effectively and quickly, than I’d rather d it on the go. Why schedule time to be tethered if I don’t have to?
Such is my view of mobile scanning. Smartphone camera solutions are useful in a pinch, but, as we noted in our Visioneer Mobility Scanner, we don’t mind being spoiled. Thus, we had no doubts it’s cousin, the similarly minded Visioneer Mobile Organizer, would be just fun to look at.
The scanner that makes up the main piece of the review package isn’t too different from its cousin Mobility; they share the same color schemes, and hard plastic finish, but the former looks a bit more angled visually, and the black bottom creeps up higher as well. Dimensions-wise, it is 11.4 x 2.2 x 1.5 inches and weighs less than 1 lb. The box also contains a carrying bag, a RoadWarrior disc (with several software tools and an ebook), USB cable, calibration paper, a cleaning cloth and plenty of documentation.
The scanner works well on its own; it boasts 11 second/sheet one-sided printing of letter-sized documents, and in practice it delivers; it also works with advertised paper ranges from 1.5 x 1.5 inches to 8.5 x 32 inches in size. The unit is powered via USB cable connection to, say, a laptop, so power cables are not needed. Scans produced are impressive, and it even works with formerly crumpled pieces of paper.
What the mobile organizer intends to do is be more than just a scanner, but an organizational hub and paperless lifestyle tutor. The software tools include a data organizer for the scanned data (which then becomes searchable by text). The aforementioned ebook brings core paperless principles to life.
It’s a different device than the Mobility, yes, geared almost to traveling folks who pack a laptop, but in that space, it is an excellent peripheral device.
The Visioneer Mobile Organizer is available on Amazon for $125.