Looking for small portable scanner

skp574

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 16, 2005
280
0
greenwich.london.uk
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.
 

Applespider

macrumors G4
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
 

skp574

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 16, 2005
280
0
greenwich.london.uk
Applespider said:
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
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.