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True Pint Sized Plug n Play...A Gem of a Portable Scanner
on 4 April 2015
I brought this after significant On Line reviews for Portable Scanners. It's a little Gem. It is compact but very well made. One of the best features is not with the Hardware but the ON BOARD Software. This is REAL Plug-n-Play. Took it out of the Box attached the USB Lead lugged it into my personal MacBook Pro & VOILA...Software Launched & I was scanning in less than 5 Minutes. I then plugged it into my Office Windows PC. No intial Auto Launch but checked Explorer, found the External Device, clicked on the Exe file and off I went again, scanning like never before. The Software interface for Initial Scanning Set-up such as FULL AUTO, TEXT, PHOTO & CUSTOM and Post Scanning processing, such as DELETE PAGE & CROP, ROTATE is both simple yet extensive. There is the facility to add your own custom Setup so that subsequent scanning is a two click process.
There is a separate USB Power Lead but not had any need to use it yet as it works perfectly just plugged in with one. There is NO Power Brick to lug around so this makes it a TRUE Portable scanner (it fits in my Briefcase & goes everywhere I go).
Sheet feeding can be a bit temperamental at times, especially when loading up multiple pages or different thicknesses but once you get the hang of it it just eats through pages like a knife through butter.
The scanner can scan dual or single sided & will AutoDelete Blank pages on Dual Sided. The quality of the scans is impeccable & with built in OCR it could not be simpler.
The additional Card Reader Slot is a bonus & is fantastic for Credit & Business Cards and with the built in OCR Engine both Orientates the Card & Crops to size.
If I had one complaint it would be the Price, but then Quality & Functionality in the Scanning World will not come cheap.
I no longer have shelves & drawers full of Bank Statement, Telephone Bills, Invoices, Letter & Instruction Manuals thanks to this little baby. Go Digital...Go P-215ii
If you do buy this then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Protective case if you intend to use this on the road or travelling. This too is available on Amazon at the following URL: