You can never tell when you’re going to need to capture something with a scanner while out and about. Up till now we’ve had to rely on the slightly quirky scanner quality of smartphones in order to do the deed, and it often doesn’t work so well. Cameras are notorious for failing to pick up fine print and detail, especially if there’s bad light.
This Mustek DockingScanner Mini portable scanner dock offers 600dpi document scanning, is also a charger and can cope with different types of stock, ranging from standard photo paper to store receipts and business cards. If you’ve ever tried setting up a personal budget system, you’ll know how annoying it is trying to keep tabs on receipts, so this is a valuable tool for those types of tasks.
The kit comes with a specially designed iScan Mini app which handles all the calibration, equipment cleaning and document archiving and the device will also work with the Apple iPod Touch. It scans at around 6 pages per minute and stores in JPEG format. Oh and you can pop it into your pocket when you’re done.