Fujitsu fi-7260 PA03670-B555 Document Scanner with Flatbed Review

The Fujitsu fi-7260 is a fast, reliable scanner and one of the first desktop scanners in the market that has paper protection by detecting irregular noise, preventing disruption in work flow, making it perfect for everyday tasks. This scanner has been specifically designed to reinforce increasingly diverse business related document scanning routines at the desktop of each workers or small work groups. Read more from this Fujitsu fi-7260 PA03670-B555 Document Scanner with Flatbed Review to know how this scanning device with advanced hardware and software can heighten your productivity.

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This sheet-fed/flatbed scanner is ideal for all office environments (small or big offices) as it has a compact design and small footprint. It is convenient and easy to use and has an LCD screen to display necessary information (scanning profile choice, maintenance operation, etc.) to aid the user in the scanning process.

What are the key features of this document scanner?

Incresed productivity and versatility would be two of the best features of Fujitsu fi-7260 PA03670-B555 Document Scanner. It’s A4 plate makes it able to do flat-scanning for bound documents. The paper handling feature is greatly improved as its independent driving rollers makes a better alignment of documents before scanning. Also the iSOP (Intelligent Sonic Paper Protection) audio system detects stapled or non-aligned documents thereby protecting the documents from being damaged and likewise prevent paper jams.

This scanner offers two software packages that can both be useful for regular or occasional use. These are the PaperStream Capture and ScanSnap Manager. The PaperStream IP driver makes an even better image quality, optimizing it upon capture. PaperStream Capture batch scans, manages scan profiles, indexes and sorts documents – all functions lead to a better way in organizing your digital documents.

PROS

  • New PaperStream IP driver makes great quality images
  • Has two bundled softwares: PaperStream Capture and ScanSnap Manager
  • Great speed of 60 ppm / ADF capacity of 80 A4 sheets
  • Impressive productivity and versatility
  • Has 80-sheet automatic document feeder
  • Handy ultrasonic double feed detection feature
  • Includes a remote administration tool for managing several scanners
  • Prevents damage of documents and paper jams
  • Intelligent Multi-Feed Function (iMFF) automatically bypass documents containing sticky notes, taped receipts, and labels
  • Ultra-bright LED lamp technology helps significantly decrease its power consumption

CONS

  • Scanning limitations caused by scanning mode, document size and available memory may occur when scanning at high resolutions (600dpi or higher) however this scanner generally still brings great quality scanned images
  • Does not support multi-embossed card feeding and only can scan to up to 3 cards at a time

This scanner will indeed be a great purchase whether the workplace is fixed or expanding as managing digital documents through it will be very easy and efficient. This scanner gives system administrators advanced software tools that enables them to centrally manage the scanner more productively and cost effectively.

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Xerox DocuMate 4440 Document Scanner Review

The Xerox DocuMate 4440 Scanner is a sheet-fed type of scanner with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF). This scanner has one-touch scanning feature from 9 preset and scan profiles that can be customized, which you can do both from your computer or the scanner directly with good speed and optical character recognition quality. To know more about this scanner, keep reading this Xerox DocuMate 4440 Document Scanner Review.

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This scanner is fast and easy to use as with other scanners in its class and allows users to greatly and effectively reduce paper chaos, storage requirements, and security risks that comes along with unorganized paperwork at home or the office. Resolution width and height is 600 dpi which is marginally better than the average for most scanners in the market.

What are the key features of this sheet-fed scanner?

The Xerox DocuMate 4440 Document Scanner has a 12×7-inch footprint, and weighs 8 pounds. Designed with a a straight-through paper path, it allow scanning of business cards as well as ID cards and other plastic cards up to 1.3 mm thick. It scans papers of up to 8.5 by 38 inches and has ultrasonic double-feed recognition sensor to make sure that misfeeds are being detected. The scanner only scans the image/document with a scanning speed of 40 pages per minute, which is 15 ppm faster than average compared to most Sheet-fed Scanners.

This scanner is astonishingly a small unit where the input and output trays sort of enclosed around its main body and as you fold them out, the scanner’s footprint nearly doubles. It can be fed to up to 50 sheets from the top tray. It feeds down through the machine and exit onto a curved tray at the bottom. In the process, each page is scanned on both sides and two page images are produced from every double-sided page. Conveniently, its Visioneer OneTouch feature takes charge of your document and scans it with the ideal settings for resolution, color, duplex, auto-crop, auto-straighten, file format and then delivers it to virtually any application, folder or device at the touch of a button.

PROS

  • Fast multi-page scanning
  • Scans documents at 40 ppm simplex and 80 ipm duplex (200 dpi B&W)
  • Visioneer OneTouch scanning to multiple applications
  • Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection
  • Create searchable PDF files
  • Great OCR performance
  • Has 9 programmable one-touch scan profiles
  • Duplex, single-pass scans feature
  • Direct scan to Word and searchable PDF
  • Superior image quality achieved with Kofax VRS

CONS

  • Learning the included software can be a challenge and time-consuming for those who are not computer savvy
  • Does not have business card software
  • It can only scan unbound documents

This scanner is recommended for home office or office scanning needs that require high OCR performance. It also has great scanning speed that makes office work more fast and efficient. Other options for a fast speed  scanner is the Kodak i2400 as well as Canon DR-C125 that are both great scanners used in businesses.

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Basis Health Tracker for Fitness Sleep and Stress 2014 Edition Review

Anticipating its release on February 2014 the Carbon Steel Edition Basis Health Tracker 2014, would probably be the world’s best and most advanced health tracker yet. It has a sophisticated design and impressively advanced technology as it uses 4 sensors which includes an Optical Blood Flow Sensor that captures continuous heart rate on your wrist all day and all week, and a Resting Heart Rate during sleep as well as insights into Stress. Know more about this health tracker through this Basis Health Tracker for Fitness Sleep and Stress 2014 Edition Review.

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With this 2014 edition Basis Health Tracker, you will be able to unlock your highest potentials by changing your routine. What makes Basis different is that it will make you do something from the data provided as Basis goes farther than just data capture.

What are the key features of this Health Tracker?

The main difference (actually the only difference sought by far) between the Basis Health Tracker for Fitness Sleep and Stress 2014 Edition and the Basis Health Tracker for Fitness 2013 Model is its color and its Advanced Sleep Analysis of REM and Deep sleep. The latter feature sets this wearable-tech device ahead of the other devices in the market as its Body IQ feature delivers real sleep analysis and understands your Deep / REM / Light Sleep, Toss-and-turn, Sleep Score and Interruptions. With this feature, Basis instinctively knows  when you go to bed and wake up without the need of any buttons to push and ‘modes’ to set. Indeed, this is a unique feature of higher level of analysis that no other health tracker in the market offers.

Of course we have some days or even weeks that are less energetic than usual. Even on these days, Basis comes of help as it is designed to adjust your weekly recommendations and invigorate things up when you’re doing well and calming it when you’re not. This kind of flexibility is important to maximize your potential for the long term.

PROS

  • Elegant Carbon Steel  luxurious fit/finish in black and polished chrome color
  • Has multiple sensors that gives a clear scientific picture  of your health, tracking heart rate, motion, temperature
  • Body IQ feature automatically detects your favorite activities, like walking, running, and outdoor biking, in real-time
  • Set small goals and change daily routine through Healthy Habits system
  • Water resistant
  • Calorie counts also adjust automatically
  • Wireless syncing with select iOS and Android phones available
  • Can also do wireless syncing with PC or Mac
  • Continuous heart rate measurement, activity level, duration, and calories burned
  • Indicates workout intensity by showing sweat levels

CONS

  • Screen is quite dim
  • This device is only intended as complement and not as a replacement for workout-centric, chest strap-based heart rate monitors

Though the price of this device is higher compared to its competitors, the Basis Health Tracker for Fitness Sleep and Stress 2014 Edition is by far the most advanced activity tracker on the market, and provides hefty and substantial information and analysis others can’t match.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera Review

Fujifilm’s Instax cameras are one of the latest, cool and fun technologies that blends instant photography to the mainstream photography market. Compared to Fujifilm’s Instax mini 8 camera that looks and feels like a kid’s toy in candy-colored variations, this model might give much more inclination to your taste. The Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic is meant to give people a better option in a classic and traditional, yet elegant design. Know more about this camera through this Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera Review.

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For those who are not familiar with this device, the Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic is an instant camera where you take a photo and it spits out the image from the side camera, developing in front of your eyes using its 2×3-inch film packs.

What are the features of this instant camera?

What makes the Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic completely distinct from the previous ‘cute’ designed instax is that it has a more classic built and it features different of shooting modes for many types of scenes and applications for users. It includes shooting modes such as a double-exposure mode, a bulb setting and a macro mode that will allow short-distance photography at the press of a button where, unlike previous instax models, you no longer need to attach a closeup lens. The stylish and premium body, gives the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic a rather sophisticated look which has a “kids” mode, a “party” mode and a “landscape” mode.

The camera’s high performance flash gives off the perfect amount of the light that is well adjusted for the distance to the subject and ambient brightness. This features helps a lot in optimizing the image exposure results when taking instant photos.

PROS

  • Sophisticated, stylish premium design
  • Automatic detection of brightness within the surroundings
  • Automatic adjustment of camera flash and shutter speed for better photo quality
  • Programmed electronic shutter release
  • Variety of shooting functions and modes available
  • Real image view finder, 0.37x, with target spot and parallax adjustment for macro mode
  • With Move in/out type lenses with , 2 components, 2 elements, f=60mm, F=12.7
  • Very easy to load and use

CONS

  • Instant films are expensive
  • At close up photos, framing eyepiece is sometimes inaccurate and don’t always capture what you aim at

The design of this camera would match with your taste, and with significantly high quality instant shots and added features, it would definitely be a good choice to buy.

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Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera Review

A substantial upgrade from its precedessor, the Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera has an entirely restructured optical system that comprises a six-element all-glass lens. This feature is very unique for WiFi cameras because even the HD lens is largely made with glass with plastic making up the rest. Get to know more about this camera and discover why it outshines not only its predecessor, but its top competitors as well through this Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera Review.

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Unlike the previous model (Dropcam HD) which has 105 degree field of view, this device is capable of a 130 degree field view – 20% wider than the last one, and enables the camera to capture an entire room so there will be no need for remotely panning and tilting the camera.

What are the interesting features of this camera?

Dropcam PRO is a cloud-based do-it-yourself Wi-Fi home video monitoring service that allows free live streaming, remote viewing as well as a two-way talk feature that makes it easy to stay connected with places, people and pets, wherever you are. The looks of this device is identical to Dropcam HD, but it is a little bit thicker, has a black stand, has all-glass lens, and has a larger image sensor. All these new features give this device a sharper video (twice better than the previous model), and an even better performance in low lighting conditions (even at night).

The highlight of Dropcam is its encrypted, cloud-based, digital video recording service.  With this system, even when you are away from home, you’ll never miss a moment. Also, you can watch live video feeds at no extra cost, as well as to go back in time to watch previous footage. Your footage can be securely stored in the cloud so you can access it anytime, anywhere.

PROS

  • Wider field of view (130 degrees)
  • Super easy to set-up
  • Impressively high quality HD video
  • Excellent low light or night vision
  • Outstanding audio quality
  • 8x zoom feature
  • No service fee for basic live viewing
  • Bluetooth capability makes set up much more easier
  • Great image quality
  • Impressrive two-way talk feature

CONS

  • Cannot be placed outdoors (not weather-proof)
  • Monthly Cloud Video Recording charges can get pricey
  • No local video storage
  • Audio and Video lag can be experienced depending on internet speed

Dropcam has indeed radically improved their already impressive previous generation of wireless home-monitoring camera. They have taken something as complicated as wireless video monitoring into a user friendly and easy to set-up digital video recording device while steadily improving the quality of its hardware as well as the video quality and services.

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