Re: Portable Scanner
Rich Shepard <rshepard <at> appl-ecosys.com>
2009-10-01 16:28:59 GMT
On Thu, 1 Oct 2009, Dwight Hubbard wrote:
> I would love to find something like this although it would be really nice
> if it supported bluetooth so there aren't cables everywhere... (although I
> don't know if Sane supports bluetooth scanners)
My research on the Sane Web site gave me some insight. I was hoping folks
here could provide more current information since I don't know how
frequently the devices list is updated.
The one portable scaner I indentified so far is the Fujitsu SnapScan S300.
It's supported "good" on the Sane page; perhaps by now it warrants
"complete" status. But, it looks good enough for scanning documents and the
occasional color photograph. The selling price is about $245; Amazon seems
to be the lowest. It uses USB 2.0 and apparently a fast host helps. This
scanner has several lauditory reviews, including one on a Web site for
portable tools for lawyers.
Unless I learn about another scanner I'll see if I can get client approval
to buy this. There's a reported "4 foot high stack of documents" at a state
agency that I'll need to review. I won't need copies of everything (whew!),
but there will be quite a few pages I'd rather scan than copy on paper and
scan back in the office.
On the cable issue, I'll have only the notebook's power cord and, perhaps,
a small, external, USB mouse attached so one more USB cable won't matter to