ClearClick | Our review and opinion on it

The ClearClick as a lightweight and portable scanner that will digitize all of your documents and family photos without the need for a PC. The ClearClick is also fitted with a 1.45″ LCD screen.

Pros: Scan to MicroSD card (4GB Card included), No computer needed to scan, 1200dpi resolution.

Cons: You have to buy rechargeable AAA batteries and they will last for about 400-500 scans.
ProductImages / MinuteFormatConnectivityMax. document sizeADF TrayWeightPrice

ClearClick

ClearClick
12 ipmA4USB8.5 in. x 47 in. (215 x 1193 mm)Yes0.9 lb. (0.4 kg)Click for more info
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ClearClick Specifications

Images / Minute12 ipm
FormatA4
Resolution1200 DPI
ConnectivityUSB
InterfaceNative Driver Interface
Max. document size8.5 in. x 47 in. (215 x 1193 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
Paper thicknessPlain paper
Dimensions12.9 in. x 2 in. x 3.4 in. (32.7 x 5 x 8.6 cm)
Weight0.9 lb. (0.4 kg)
Included SoftwareN/A
DriverDownload Driver
ManualDownload User Manual
BrochureDownload Brochure
FeaturesDuplex Scanning, Automatic Color Detection, Automatic Image Rotation, Automatic Image Cropping, Background Removal, Automatic Deskew, Punch Hole Removal, OCR included, ADF Tray

What’s so special about it?

The Clearclik Photo & Document scanner is a handy and lightweight portable scanner that can digitize your documents at up to 1200dpi. It comes with an automatic document feeder that will accept photos and documents up to 47 inches in length and up to 8.5 inches in width. The nice part is that you don’t need a computer to use this machine, it will work without one because it can save all your scans on a MicroSD card. And the even better part? It comes with a 4GB microSD included in the package, so when you unbox the device you are all set to scan. the Clearclick scanner also comes with a 1.45″ LCD screen which will come in handy when you operate it and will be totally useless when you want to check the quality of a scan. This device also comes bundled with something called DirectScan, an OCR software that will convert your documents into searchable PDFs. You get a 1 year warranty with this device and included tech support directly from ClearClick.

ClearClick Datasheet Explained

The speed of the ClearClick is 12 images per minute. Given that this scanner does not scan duplex (Both sides of a sheet being scanned at the same time), the speed is decent, it’s actually a bit faster than its competitors in the same price range.

It can handle formats up to A4 or Letter, so most of the documents in your office should be handled well. The imaging sensor of the ClearClick is capable of scanning at up to 1200dpi. That’s 600dpi more than you will ever need but it’s always good to have. I would personally recommend running the scanner at 300dpi as the results will be good enough and the scanner is always faster at that speed.

Even though it doesn’t require a PC to run, of course, you can connect your ClearClick to a computer and it will function like a Flash Drive, so you will download the photos from the scanner just like you would from your camera.

The scanner doesn’t come with a TWAIN interface, instead, it has a native driver interface. Even though there is no TWAIN, because you can use it as a flash drive can open the possibilities to other cool apps.

One cool feature is that you can scan extra-long documents that are up to 47 inches in length. That’s longer than 4 A4 papers. Photos and plain paper will run through this scanner smoothly, but you should be careful with very thick items such as credit cards.

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Features for Productivity

The ClearClick document scanner doesn’t have duplex, but for this price, you can’t expect. Only 1 in 5 scanners at this price point come with duplex scanning included.

But the scanner comes with a host of features from automatic color detection to find out which documents are black & white and which are color to automatic image rotation, where the scanner can automatically rotate the scanned image for you.

You will also find an image cropping feature on the scanner that will automatically remove the black part outside the document or photo itself, leaving you with a clean image. .

Quality of images

This scanner can also straighten your images, so if you accidentally run the paper through the automatic feeder and it’s not perfectly straight, the software will straighten it.

As I mentioned before, the people who make the ClearClick have decided to include an OCR feature with this scanner and I am really glad they did that, because most of the portable scanners come with some kind of OCR feature, whether it’s coded in the scanner software, or just bundled as a separate software. You always need something that will convert your scans to searchable PDFs, to Word documents because it will improve your workflow greatly.

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ClearClick accesories unboxing

It’s worth noting that the ClearClick has an automatic feeder but not a document tray. You see these are 2 different things: One is the automatic feeder, which is the automated mechanism that runs the document through the scanner and the other one is the tray, a space in which you can stack papers, so that the scanner can automatically scan each one of them without you having to intervene. This scanner has an ADF but without a tray. And again, I can’t blame them because for this price, only 1 in 5 scanners have one.

The weight of the ClearClick is on par with the rest of the scanners in its price class: 0.9 lbs whereas the average is 0.78, so not great not terrible.

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ClearClick driver, manual & brochure

If you want the driver for the ClearClick Document scanner, we found it for you, it’s on this page.

If you’re looking for the manual, we found that one too, you can download it from here. You’ll find much more detailed information than we can provide here.

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What do real users say?

Users love how quick the scanner runs and the scan-to-microsd functionality. People have reported that the battery will last for 400-500 scans, depending on the resolution and some other variables. People warmly recommend that you invest in rechargeable batteries. Most of the people who bought this, use it to digitize the family pictures collection. Photos are the most demanding scans for any scanner (those and dark gradients, they are a huge problem) and the ClearClick scanner seems to handle them well. <!–
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