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Greased Lightening and Impeccable Accuracy from Visioneer’s Patriot H80 Document Scanner

Greased Lightening and Impeccable Accuracy from Visioneer’s Patriot H80 Document Scanner

PROS Very fast scanning and saving to PDF. Above-average OCR accuracy. 10,000-page daily duty cycle. Comprehensive software bundle includes PDF creation and editing and document management software. CONS Pricey. Not notably faster than much-less-expensive sibling. BOTTOM LINE A remarkably fast workhorse document scanner, the Visioneer Patriot H80 is quicker and more accurate than most of its competitors,... [Read more]

PrecisionCore Speed and Output Quality – Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4720 All-in-One

PrecisionCore Speed and Output Quality – Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4720 All-in-One

Introduction, Design & Features It’s been some time (late 2012!) since Epson has updated its WorkForce Pro 4000 series of all-in-one business printers, and the new ones bear little resemblance, in terms of features, price, and appearance, to their predecessors. The WorkForce Pro WP-4590, for example, had no Wi-Fi connectivity and listed for $499.99, whereas the relatively new WorkForce Pro WF-4720... [Read more]

Terrific Scans, Copies, and Prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4730 All-in-One Printer

Terrific Scans, Copies, and Prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4730 All-in-One Printer

PROS Excellent print quality overall. Relatively fast. Competitively low running costs. Supports Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. Light and compact. CONS No multipurpose tray. Non-auto-duplexing ADF. BOTTOM LINE Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4730 all-in-one inkjet is fast and capable, and it supports just about every mobile connectivity feature available, but an auto-duplexing ADF would make it more attractive. Positioned... [Read more]

Two-Sided Scanning on the Road with Xerox’s Duplex Travel Scanner

Two-Sided Scanning on the Road with Xerox’s Duplex Travel Scanner

PROS Exceptional OCR accuracy. Scans two-sided pages in one pass. Robust, easy-to-use software. No power cable required. CONS A little slow. Slightly expensive. Requires a PC to operate. BOTTOM LINE The Xerox Duplex Travel Scanner may be a bit sluggish, but it scans two-sided pages in a single pass, and it’s highly accurate, making it a terrific choice for low-volume scanning on the road. The... [Read more]

Microsoft’s Attractive, Ergonomic Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 Keyboard and Mouse

Microsoft’s Attractive, Ergonomic Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 Keyboard and Mouse

If you, like us, spend a good portion of your life banging on computers, the first thing you do after buying a new PC is replace the stock USB keyboard, and mouse that comes with it. Upgrading to aftermarket peripherals such as, say, the Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 review unit we have here, not only improves the aesthetics of your desktop and increases comfort, but can also be a wise... [Read more]

Lightning Fast, Accurate Scans with Visioneer’s Patriot H60 Sheet-Feed Document Scanner

Lightning Fast, Accurate Scans with Visioneer’s Patriot H60 Sheet-Feed Document Scanner

PROS Exceptional optical character recognition (OCR) accuracy. Feature-rich, easy-to-deploy software. Very fast scanning and saving to PDF. 10,000-page daily duty cycle. CONS Would be more competitive at a lower price. BOTTOM LINE The Visioneer Patriot H60 scans quickly and accurately, and it has a huge daily duty cycle and a comprehensive software bundle. With speed ratings similar to the HP... [Read more]

Xerox’s VersaLink C405/DN Color Laser All-in-One Printer – Excellent Print Quality

Xerox’s VersaLink C405/DN Color Laser All-in-One Printer – Excellent Print Quality

PROS Excellent print quality. Reasonably fast. High-yield toner cartridges available. Strong set of security features. Single-pass auto-duplexing automatic document feeder (ADF). Lots of mobile connectivity features including NFC. CONS Somewhat expensive. High running costs. Big and heavy. Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct are extra. BOTTOM LINE A behemoth of a color laser all-in-one, the Xerox VersaLink... [Read more]

Brother’s MFC-L8610CDW Midrange Color Laser All-in-One Printer Review

Brother’s MFC-L8610CDW Midrange Color Laser All-in-One Printer Review

What We Liked… Respectable print speeds Good print quality overall Strong cloud, mobile-device support Sturdy build Competitive cost per page Highly expandable What We Didn’t… Running costs a bit high versus some competing AIOs, with graphics and photo quality a slight step down ADF cannot auto-duplex Much more robust sibling costs little more Brother MFC-L8610CDW Review By William... [Read more]

Excellent Accuracy and Software with Kodak’s ScanMate i1150WN Sheet-Feed Document Scanner

Excellent Accuracy and Software with Kodak’s ScanMate i1150WN Sheet-Feed Document Scanner

PROS Robust, easy-to-deploy software. Excellent OCR accuracy. Includes PDF creation and editing and document management software. Supports numerous network and other connectivity modes. CONS Somewhat pricy. Slow at saving to searchable PDF. BOTTOM LINE The Kodak ScanMate i1150WN is a bit slow for the price, but this scanner comes with numerous network and other connectivity options and terrific... [Read more]

Epson’s PrecisionCore-Based WorkForce Pro WF-4740 Delivers Speed and High Output Quality

Epson’s PrecisionCore-Based WorkForce Pro WF-4740 Delivers Speed and High Output Quality

PROS Excellent print quality overall. Auto-duplexing ADF. Competitively low running costs. Supports Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. Fast for its class. CONS No multipurpose tray. Small output tray. Slightly expensive. BOTTOM LINE The WF-4740 prints well and fast, and it supports just about every midrange business-centric inkjet feature available, including Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, and two-sided scanning. BYWILLIAM... [Read more]

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