Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - REVIEWS -

Portron­ics has been con­stantly up­grad­ing its por­ta­ble scan­ner lineup with a few value-added fea­tures. While the Scanny 3 gave the free­dom to wire­lessly share the scanned data to any de­vice over Blue­tooth, the Scanny 4 lets users pre­view the scan be­fore shar­ing.

Tar­geted at home users, busi­ness and creative pro­fes­sion­als, the pre­view fea­ture elim­i­nates the need to res­can when the re­sults are not up to the mark. Now, postscan­ning, users can use the pre­view key and the 1-inch colour LCD dis­play to check the scan be­fore trans­fer­ring it to a PC. There is also a 8x zoom op­tion to check the finer points.

Al­most sim­i­lar to its pre­de­ces­sor in looks, the Scanny 4 is pow­ered by 2 AA bat­ter­ies. The scan but­ton is used for power on/off as well as to ac­ti­vate scan­ning. Press the scan key once and start mov­ing the de­vice over an A4 sheet. Once done, press the scan key again to stop. The Scanny 4 also lets users choose be- tween the 300, 600 and 900 dpi. Although the de­fault scan­ning mode is JPG, it also al­lows users to gen­er­ate a PDF. As the Scanny 4 doesn’t have an in­built mem­ory, it only comes into ac­tion once a mi­crosd card is in­stalled. Also, the Blue­tooth trans­fer fea­ture avail­able in Scanny 3, isn’t a part of the Scanny 4. Hence for trans­fer­ring data, one will have to plug in a USB cable.

A4 sheet scan.

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