Obviously, you can't have a paperless office without scanning the paper that
comes into your office. Here are some options for small and portable personal
Small Scanners for personal/small office use
- Attaches to your laptop through a PC card slot. Similar to Paperport, but
much smaller, and it doesn't require the huge power brick the Paperport does.
You could actually take this one on the road with you. In fact, that's
probably the best use for it since there's no easy way to attach it to a
by Ross Kodner of Microlaw.
Street price $82.00.
Handheld Scanner - This is a great scanner for personal use. It's the size
of a paperback book, holds up to 50 pages. Black and white only, but you can
create PDF and TIFF files with it. One nice thing about this scanner is that
you don't have to have your computer on to use it. Scan pages and transmit
them to your computer by cable or IR.
8650 - "with built-in Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is not
just an incredibly powerful way to scan multi-page documents; it is the
faster, smarter, easier way to fax, copy, email, or store documents and
images. With its dedicated function buttons and powerful software integration,
it is the office tool you have been waiting for."
Strobe Pro - "Integrates the most advanced
paper management software with our unique compact sheetfed color scanner. The
result is the ideal solution for streamlining information that makes it easy
to find what you're looking for - even if you don't remember where you put it.
With our Paper-driven ™ technology, you just feed in your color or black and
white documents or images; Visioneer Strobe Pro automatically launches the
PaperPort software, and places your documents and images on the PaperPort
Inexpensive Sheet-Fed Scanners
8650 - $300 list price.
Last updated: 05/04/01