ScanSnap 1300i Portable Scanner Review with Giveaway!

How often have you been out on a business trip and needed to scan something? You probably headed to the hotel business center, or told the person that you would get it to them when you got back home. Well in my opinion no portable office is complete without a portable scanner.

The ScanSnap S1300i is small enough to fit in your laptop bag, but it offers scan functionality for scanning documents, receipts, or photos just like a desktop scanner. And… so you do not have to carry around the power supply, it comes with a USB power cable so that you can power the ScanSnap from your computer. Of course it is not just for portable use. It is an awesome scanner for home too. And it does not take up much room on your desk. You can even store it when not in use. The unit looks very much like a portable printer. The paper feed tray folds in for storage. When in use, papers feed in from the top and come out of the front.

I am always talking about the benefit of using the cloud to store file and documents. Your data and documents are always available no matter what computer you are using. If you work in the cloud your ScanSnap can be setup to send files directly to the cloud. It works with Dropbox, Google Docs, and SugarSync. And one of my favorite features… you can scan directly to Evernote. Oh yeah!

I actually scan documents and photos quite a bit. I copy things for homework assignments for my kids. I scan in their artwork to save to my computer, and I email important notes from school to their Dad so we will both have a copy. And I sometimes I sign contracts which I then scan into my computer.

Now, I can do all of that easily with my ScanSnap 1300i.

The ScanSnap 1300i allows you to scan to:

  • PDF
  • Searchable PDF
  • JPG
  • Word (editable)
  • Excel (editable)
  • Business Cards
  • and more!

Another one of my favorite features is the the 10 page automatic document feeder scans both sides of each page at up to 12 pages per minute. No need to flip the pages.

This cute little scanner does everything that you might need a scanner to do for business purposes and beyond. There is so much more that I could say about it, but I know what you want… Win your own!

The Giveaway

One lucky reader will win their own Fujitsu ScanScap 1300i portable scanner (Retail value $295). Just enter using Rafflecopter below.

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Disclosure: The Fujitsu ScanSnap 1300i was provided to me in exchange for this review and giveaway.

Kris McDonald is Chicago mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, travel addict, and tech blogger who has worked in IT for over 16 years. Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that. Read More
  • susan

    I do not have a scanner.

  • navalflyer

    I have one but dont know how long it will last

  • Latricia Bowers

    I have a scanner. I use it a lot. For pictures, recipes, worksheets and receipts.

  • Yes, I have my all-in-one printer that has a scanner, but it is not very convenient or fast. This would be much simpler and more convenient!

  • linda brooks

    I do not have a scanner now, but I sure do need one.

  • Would love to have a scanner for the road.

  • Little Oldlady

    I have 2 scanners (desktop) which I use several times a week.

  • We have an all in one printer that has a scanner function – I tend to use it pretty regularly.

  • Rust

    I don’t have a scanner but could definitely use one.

  • i dont have a scanner but i always scan things for work.

  • Amanda Sakovitz

    I dont have a scanner but I have always wanted one. it would be so helpful to use for school and work. thanks for the giveaway!

  • carogonza

    No I do ot have a scanner. I need one at work!

  • karenmed409

    No I don’t own one yet, we photo copy a lot at our library 

  • We do have a scanner/printer/fax combo. I like how this one feeds the papers through the scanner. We use our sporadically, usually for business purposes. I find it easier to scan and email a document rather than faxing.