NOT QUITE THERE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - — NIDHI SIN­GAL

Ep­son has en­tered the por­ta­ble scan­ner space with its Work­Force DS -30, a tiny rec­tan­gu­lar block that does not oc­cupy much space. The top panel only has an LED light with a scan­ning but­ton.

How­ever, there is a catch. Like reg­u­lar scan­ners, the DS-30 also needs to be con­nected to a PC or lap­top for scan­ning. We had to first in­stall the soft­ware for the sys­tem to de­tect the DS-30. Once done, we in­serted a page face down and pressed the scan but­ton. In­stantly, a win­dow opened on the PC dis­play­ing op­tions such as page size (auto, A4, A5, A6, etc.), res­o­lu­tion (rang­ing be­tween 75 and 600 dpi), im­age type and ad­just­ments for bright­ness and con­trast.

You can also ini­ti­ate scan­ning by dou­ble press­ing the scan but­ton on the gad­get, which takes less that 30 sec­onds to scan an A4 sheet. By de­fault, the scanned doc­u­ments are saved in JPG for­mat. Be it blacks or colours, the scanned re­sults were of good qual­ity.

EP­SON WORK­FORCE DS-30 Price:

` 10,999

BAG IT OR JUNK IT? Is not quite the com­peti­tor to the Portronics Scanny.

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