Friday, November 15, 2013

Doxie Flip Review

I was sent a Doxie Flip for this review.

I was really excited to get my new Doxie Flip in the mail. I knew immediately that this would be perfect in my classroom and will help me save everything I do in class, but most importantly, it will help my students save everything as well. 

There are so many different ways to use this mobile scanner in the classroom. Here are some that standout. 

One simple way to use the Doxie Flip is to save your photos or scan handwritten notes. The can be placed right on the screen, close the lid and scan. It works the same way large scanners will accept this guy will go anywhere you want. The SD card is perfect for those that want to scan on the go and upload to your favorite tablet. Taking high quality scans does not have to be a time consuming job waiting in line at the copier/scanner. Keeping the Flip on the desk for some quick scanning is perfect for those trying to organize their paper life. 

Sometimes we want to scan things, but there really isn't a good way to get that page or drawing. The Flip has a lid that can be removed and a see-through bottom to allow you to see what you are scanning. 

I know that some people will suggest that the camera on their phone can do all of these things. They would be kind of right. Yes, a camera on your phone or tablet can take pictures, but it cannot get the high quality image that a scan will. Also, the scanner rests right over the item being scanned and it will not be blurry because you were slightly moving your hand. While a phone can get the job done, the Doxie Flip can get it done right. 

With my IdeaPaint coated desks, I look forward to having my students use the Flip to scan their notes and designs on their desks and save them to Evernote using the SD dongle connected to the iPad. The Flip can also be connected to you home computer where you can save your scans can be uploaded to your favorite cloud based network (Evernote for me!). Here are some other creative examples of using Doxie Flip

Here are some info on the tech specs.

The Doxie Flip is a great product that has a nice place on my desk for all of my quick scan needs and creative ideas that need capturing and saving. It is perfect for sharing in a classroom or a department because the SD card access and quick upload to devices. For $150, the Doxie Flip is a great price for an excellent tool. 

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