Looking for small portable scanner

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  1. skp574 macrumors 6502

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    I have been looking around for a small portable (preferably colour) scanner.

    I would like to scan documents to archive them.

    I have looked at the Visioneer Strobe scanners but they are not Mac compatible, as they would be perfect for me.

    Ideally I do not want it to be a flatbed and don't want to spend a fortune on it. USB powered would be nice but not a necessity.

    Anyone got any ideas.

    Cheers.
     
  2. keithpetey macrumors member

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  3. skp574 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice but not really what I'm looking for. It'll take an age to scan a whole page.

    I'm looking for something like a PaperPort(?) that has a sheet feeder. Something that looks like a laminator.

    Like this:

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  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I just bought a Canon Lide-35 which is USB-powered. It doesn't have as small a footprint as the laminator but it can sit/scan full pages vertically so it doesn't take up too much room and it's pretty light should you want to carry it around. They're £49 at the Apple Store or in John Lewis Oxford St (thanks to never knowingly undersold). I've only used it for a week or so but it seems to work fine with Tiger and the OCR isn't bad either.

    Canon Lide 35
     
  5. skp574 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yer, I did look at the Canon scanners. They are thin. I'd really like something like the Visioneer so I can drop it in my laptop bag when I am on the move.
     

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