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!

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