Doxie GO SE | Review & Opinion

The Doxie GO SE scanner is an excellent portable scanner. The fact that has a rechargeable battery and can work independently without a computer makes it even more portable. You can use it anywhere. It is indeed the solution to going paperless.

Pros: The scanner is really light and small, Scan to MicroSD Card, Rechargeable battery and no need for a computer to function.

Cons: Scanning software needs a lot of improvement.

How much does it cost to buy a Doxie Go Se?
ProductImages / MinuteFormatConnectivityMax. document sizeADF TrayWeightPrice

Doxie GO SE

Doxie GO SE
7 IPMA4USB8.5 in. x 30 in. (215 x 762 mm)No1.3 lb. (0.59 kg)Click for more info

Fujitsu Scansnap S1100i

Fujitsu Scansnap S1100i
16 IPMA4USB 2.0, USB 1.18.5 in. x 34 in. (215 x 863 mm)No0.77 lb. (0.35 kg)Click for more info

Epson ES-60W

Epson ES-60W
15 IPMA4USB 2.0, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n8.5 in. x 72 in. (215 x 1828 mm)No0.66 lb. (0.3 kg)Click for more info

Doxie GO SE Specifications

Images / Minute7 IPM
Resolution600 dpi
Max. document size8.5 in. x 30 in. (215 x 762 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
Paper thicknessPlain paper
Dimensions12.2 in. x 1.75 in. x 2.3 in. (31 x 4.5 x 5.8 cm)
Weight1.3 lb. (0.59 kg)
Included SoftwareN/A
DriverDownload Driver
ManualGo to Online 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?

Doxie GO SE is a portable document scanner. It has a Li-ion rechargeable battery that can support up to 400 scans per charge. It is very fast – it takes 8 seconds to scan a colored page at 300 dpi. It can scan approximately 7 pages per minute. It comes with an internal 8GB Sd card storage that can store up to 4000 scans. This allows it to be used without being connected to an external storage device such as a computer since it can store the scanned documents. It can create scans in the form of images and PDFs. It can also produce searchable PDFs with advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which is supported by the ABBYY OCR software to go fully paperless and convert paper documents into JPG files and searchable PDF files.

Doxie GO SE Datasheet Explained

This device is able to scan 7 images per minute. Considering its size, this is a good speed.

It supports several file sizes such as business cards, A4, A5, US Legal, US Letter up to 8.5″ X 30″. This makes the scanner flexible.

With this scanner, you can scan at 300 dpi or 600 dpi. 600 dpi is a very high resolution. You can perform normal scanning with a resolution of 300 dots per inch and it will produce high-quality scans.

It supports USB connections. The USB connection is mainly used for charging the battery. But there is also the SD support. The scanner can save the files on the memory card and then you can connect plug it into card readers. You don’t just charge through the USB cable, you can also use it to transfer the scanned files to your computer via USB like you would in a digital camera. The doxie Go Wifi (A competitor to the Epson Workforce es-500w), Doxie Flip, Doxie Go SE Wifi all have this feature.

It comes with a TWAIN driver interface that makes it compatible with virtually any software. This will ensure that it can be easily integrated into any customized application.

It comes with a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) image sensor. This sensor is considered to be superior since it can scan documents without having perfect contact with the documents. This enables it to clearly scan documents that are crumpled or wavy.

It can scan documents that are as thick as 0.68mm. This is means that it supports thick paper scanning. Therefore, it can easily scan documents that are damaged and produce clear scans.


Features for Productivity

The Doxie scanner does not support duplex scanning. This means that it can only scan one side at a time. This may, therefore, make it unsuitable for large-scale scanning. At this price point, it has competitors like the Fujitsu ScanSnap models.

It comes with automatic color detection. This is a great feature, especially when scanning mixed color documents. It enables the scanner to create great duplicates.

It also comes with automatic image rotation. This feature makes the driver of the scanner decide what is the final layout of the document, so you don’t have to manually switch between portrait or landscape.

Automatic Image cropping is another great feature that comes with this scanner. The scanner automatically detects the size of your document and crops the scan accordingly.

This scanner does not offer background removal. However, It automatically applies automatic contrast to ensure the scanned documents are of a better quality..

Quality of images

This scanner offers automatic deskew. This ensures that documents that were not scanned straight are aligned accordingly.

It, however, does not offer punch hole removal. Therefore, if you scan documents that have punch holes, the punch holes will be visible in the scanned documents. The punch holes may appear black on the scanned documents.

It comes with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which enables it to create searchable PDF files. This is a great feature, especially when organizing the scanned documents. It is easy to find files and store them appropriately..

Doxie GO SE accesories unboxing

This scanner comes with a number of accessories. The custom carrying case is one critical accessory since it protects the scanner from dust and scratches. It also comes with an internal mesh pocket for the USB cable storage.

It does not come with an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) Tray. This, however, should not be something to worry about since it can compromise the scanner’s portability and weight.

The Doxie portable scanner is small in size – 12.2 in. x 2.3 in. x 1.75 in. (31 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm). It is small enough to easily fit into a file cabinet. It weighs 1.3 lb. (0.59 kg) only! Complemented with the intelligent design, this is a very intuitive portable scanner.

Doxie claims that this is a portable scanner with rechargeable battery and amazing software. We can confirm that the battery is indeed really good but what about the software? It comes with software such as ABBYY’s Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that supports the creation of searchable PDFs. The Doxie software looks great on the Macbook Pro on which we tested, works on Mac and PC and also comes with Auto Adjust Software that applies smart cropping, deskew, and automatic contrast that ensures the scanned documents have a good scan quality. The Doxie software works with the scanner so that it scans directly to Google Drive and Evernote.

Doxie used to bundle an eyefi card for wifi access but they don’t do that anymore since they sell the wifi version of the scanner..

Doxie GO SE driver, manual & brochure

This scanner’s driver can be found here. Just click on the one that matches your operating system and download.

The online user manual for this mobile color page scanner can be found here. The manual will help you with some tips and tricks that will ensure you make great use of your scanner.

The official brochure can be found here. Please check it out for more details about the scanner.


What do real users say?

Users of this scanner seem to love its portability. They also like the fact that they can save their scanned documents in an SD card and transfer them whenever they want. They also love the quality of the scanned documents. Most users have used the scanner to scan photos and they are happy with the results. The scanner is also very easy to use according to the users. Most users say it is indeed a valuable asset and it offers great value for money. Some users say it is tedious to scan one page at a time and this is because it does not come with an automatic document feeder tray and it is not duplex. It is, therefore, best suited for small scale scanning. <!–
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