The Canon imageFORMULA P-215II Scan-tini portable scanner has a 20-sheet automatic document feed but is small enough to fit in a briefcase. This unit can scan anything from legal-sized documents to business cards. It can also scan plastic or embossed ID cards.
This scanner has a 600 dpi optical resolution and automatically adjusts scan quality to match the document format. It scans at resolutions as low as 150 dpi in color, black-and-white, or grayscale modes.
The P-215II Scan-tini has a 20-sheet automatic document feed that can handle up to 8.5 x 14-inch documents. It supports duplex (double-sided) scanning and can also scan long documents, like itemized receipts, up to 39 inches long. The document tray folds away for easy storage or transport, and adds very little to the USB scanner's size and weight: it's only 11 x 1.6 x 3.7 inches in size and weighs about 2.2 lbs. This scanner can process 10 to 15 pages per minute, depending on the resolution and scan format you choose.
You can use this USB scanner with a single cable connection or with a double-cable setup that provides additional power for faster scanning. You can also power the unit with an AC power adapter (not included). The system drivers and scanning software included with the P-215II Scan-tini require either Windows XP or Mac OS X 10.7.5 and newer operating systems and an Intel-compatible computer with 1GB RAM and 3GB hard drive space available. The driver includes full TWAIN support, so you can use the portable scanner with any TWAIN-compatible application or the included application.
The Capture OnTouch application gives you full control of scanner features such as resolution, color mode and scan sensitivity. It also lets you save scanned documents as single-page or multi-page PDF files, PowerPoint slides or as images in JPG, PNG or other standard formats. It can also perform optical character recognition and include text information in PDF or PowerPoint format. Capture OnTouch saves files to local storage, Microsoft SharePoint, Evernote or Google Docs cloud storage.
The Canon imageFORMULA P-215II Scan-tini is a capable USB scanner with a substantial 20-sheet automatic paper feeder. It needs a computer connection when scanning, so it may not be an ideal choice for regular travelers. This unit is slightly larger than the average portable scanner, but it's still small enough to fit in a briefcase or a desk drawer.