Stories by Richard Jantz

Microtek ScanMaker i320

Microtek's ScanMaker i320 is a relatively inexpensive flatbed scanner that includes Kodak's Digital ICE technology for removing surface defects from photos. The version of Digital ICE that Microtek licensed for this model works with prints only. In o...

HP Scanjet 8200

The HP Scanjet 8200 is designed with offices in mind. Capable of scanning both reflective items and transparencies, the 8200 is equipped with an 8.5" x 14" scan bed, making it ideal for processing large documents. Workgroups that need to do lots of o...

Epson Perfection 4180 Photo

The Epson Perfection 4180 Photo brings 4800dpi scanning, previously available only in high-priced corporate scanners, to the range of small-office scanners--and throws in some excellent image-enhancement features as well.

Epson Perfection 2580 Photo

The Epson Perfection 2580 Photo produces high-quality images from both prints and film--and is a great value for the price. Plus, this scanner is ideal for anyone with stacks of 35mm negatives to scan.

Epson Perfection 2480 Photo

The Epson Perfection 2480 Photo is relatively inexpensive, yet its fine image quality and brisk performance make it excellent value. The 2480 scans both photos and film, and like previous Epson scanners, it has push buttons that quickly launch common...

Canon CanoScan 9950F

The Canon CanoScan 9950F is a pricey powerhouse that can scan both prints and film at a maximum optical resolution of 4800dpi. Producing crisp, colourful scans with swift speed, the CanoScan 9950F would be a good choice for small offices, graphics pr...

Casio XJ-350 DLP

Casio's XJ-350 DLP data projector is a well-designed product to suit both business and home users. We tested a shipping version with everything from PowerPoint presentations and digital photos to DVD movies and broadcast TV, and found plenty to like....

ViewSonic N3000w

At 17kg, ViewSonic's N3000w is a very light 30" LCD TV, and at $3999, it is relatively inexpensive. But it's no lightweight at delivering good picture quality, delivering top-shelf results during colour and DVD quality tests.

Panasonic TC-32LX20

Panasonic's TC-32LX20 was one of the first sets with an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) input, which receives video and audio signals through a single cable from another HDMI-enabled device, such as one of the newer set-top boxes or DVD p...

Fast but not foolproof OCR:Readiris Pro 10

Transforming printed documents into editable text requires an optical character recognition (OCR) program. The basic OCR programs that come with most scanners are fine for simple tasks, but more-complex documents require a full-featured package like ...

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