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Portable document scanners

Portable document scanners, usually weighing less than 1 kg, are available with a wide range of features including power via the USB connection and the ability to transmit scans via networks or Eye-Fi.  Duplex and simplex versions are listed below, many with the ability to scan coloured input.  A carrying pouch is usually provided or available as an optional extra.  Whereas every effort is made to present all available products in other sections of this site, because of the wide range available this section is limited to portable scanners from suppliers who also offer larger scanners in other categories. 

Products offered by Sponsors of this site

Supplier:  Avision    
Model: IS25

Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex   
Max A size: A4   Max input:  297 X 216mm
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity): No
Speed: 12 seconds/page at 300 dpi
Dimensions: W. 290   D. 68   H. 51   Weight: 700g
Description: Rechargeable Li-ion battery. Scans to SD card or USB flash drive. No computer required.
Available
from: Genus IT. Click for Genus contact data

Supplier:  Avision    
Model: ScanQ

Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex   
Max A size: A4   Max input:  297 X 216mm
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity): No
Speed: 8 seconds/page at 300 dpi
Dimensions: W. 290   D. 52   H. 35   Weight: 400g
Description: Rechargeable Li-ion battery. Scans to SD card or 128M integral storage. No computer required. Resolution of 300, 600 or 1200dpi switched by power button.
Available
from: Genus IT. Click for Genus contact data

Supplier:  Avision    
Model:
MiWand 2 Lite & Wi-Fi PRO

Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex   
Max A size:
A4   Max input:  356 X 216mm
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity): No
Speed images/min  A4 B&W 300dpi scan takes 0.6 seconds. Colour 1.6 seconds.
Dimensions (mm): W. 258   D. 41   H. 35   Weight 230g
Description:
Powered by two AA batteries. LCD screen to confirm image capture. Scans to micro SD card - no computer required. USB2.0 / 1.1 interface. Glide over surface to scan or use optional powered feeder dock.
Available from: Genus IT. Click for Genus contact data

Other suppliers

Supplier:  Brother    
Model:
DS-620
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex    
Input (max A size accepted):
A4  
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity): 1 sheet
Speed: 8 seconds/page   
Description:  Powered by USB port. Supplied with carrier bag and photo sleeves.
Available from:  Brother agents.

Supplier:  Brother   
Model: DS-720
Simplex or Duplex:  Duplex   
Input (max A size accepted):
A4  
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    
Auto feeder (sheet capacity): 
1 sheet
Speed: 8 seconds/page
Description:  Powered by USB port. Supplied with carrier bag.
Available from: Brother agents.

Supplier:  Brother   
Model:
DS-820W
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex    
Input (max A size accepted):
A4  
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    
Auto feeder (sheet capacity): 
1 sheet
Speed: 7.5 ppm
Description:  Powered by rechargeable battery. Supplied with carrier bag.
USB 2 and wireless interfaces.
Available from: Brother agents.

Supplier:  Brother   
Model:
ADS-1100W & 1600W
Simplex or Duplex:  Duplex   
Input (max A size accepted):
A4  
Black & White/Colour:
 B&W, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility: No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  20
Speed: 1100W = 16 ppm / 32 ipm.  1600W = 18 ppm / 36 ipm
Description: Integral wireless network interface. USB 2 interface.
Available from: Brother agents.

Supplier:  Canon
Model: 208II
Simplex or Duplex:  Duplex   
Input (max A size accepted):
A4  
Black & White/Colour:  B&W, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  10
Speed ipm -  B&W Duplex: 16   Colour Duplex:  16
Duty Cycle (approx sheets per day):
 100
Description: USB powered. Scans ID and embossed cards. Weight is 600g.
Options:
WU10 Wi-Fi unit.
Available from:
Canon (UK).

Supplier:  Canon
Model: P-215II
Simplex or Duplex:  Duplex   
Input (max A size accepted):
A4  
Black & White/Colour:  B&W, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  20
Speed ipm -  B&W Duplex: 30   Colour Duplex:  20
Duty Cycle (approx sheets per day):
 500
Description: USB powered. Scans ID and embossed cards.
Options:
WU10 Wi-Fi unit.
Available from:
Canon (UK).

Supplier:  Epson    
Model:
WorkForce DS-30
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex   Max A size: A4
Black & White/Colour:  B&W, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes     Auto feeder (sheet capacity): 1 sheet
Speed B&W or colour simplex:  13 seconds/page
Weight:
325 grammes.  Features: Powered via USB-
Available from: Epson

Supplier:  Epson    
Model:
WorkForce DS-360W
Simplex or Duplex:  Duplex   Max A size: A4 (Max input 215.9 X 1117.6mm)
Black & White/Colour:  B&W, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes     Auto feeder (sheet capacity): 20 sheet
Speed B&W or colour simplex:  25ppm/50ipm
Weight:
325 grammes.  Features: Integral battery and wireless connectivity.-
Available from: Epson

Supplier:  Fujitsu    
Model:
ScanSnap iX100

Simplex or Duplex:
Simplex  
M
ax A size: A4  Max Input: 216 X 360mm
Black & White/Colour: B&W, Greyscale & Colour
Flatbed Facility: No     Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 sheet
Speed 5 second/page, Weight: 400 grammes
Description: Wireless scans to mobile and desktop devices. Suitable for Windows or Mac OS
Lithium-ion battery - up to 260 scans/charge. Straight or U-turn paper path.
Available from:
PFU Imaging Solutions

Supplier:  Fujitsu    
Model: ScanSnap S1100
i
Simplex or Duplex: Simplex  
M
ax A size: A4  Max Input: 216 X 360mm
Black & White/Colour: B&W, Greyscale & Colour
Flatbed Facility: No     Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1 sheet
Speed: 7.5 second/page, Weight: 350 grammes
Description: USB powered. Suitable for Windows or Mac OS
Available from:
PFU Imaging Solutions

Supplier:  Fujitsu    
Model:
ScanSnap S1300i
Simplex or Duplex: Duplex  
M
ax A size: A4  Max Input: 297 X 2,540mm
Black & White/Colour: B&W, Greyscale & Colour
Flatbed Facility: No     Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  10
Speed: Up to 12 pages/min,   Weight: 1.4kg
Description: Suitable for Windows or Mac OS
Power: Uses USB power or AC
Available from:
PFU Imaging Solutions

Supplier:  HP    
Model: Scanjet 1000 
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex    
Max A size:
A4   Max input: 279 X 216mm
Black & White/Colour:
  B&W, Greyscale & Colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes   
Auto feeder (sheet capacity): 
50 (Optional)
Speed: 8 ppm with ADF   Weight: 3.4kg
Duty Cycle (approx sheets per day): 500
Available from: HP

Supplier:  Kodak    
Model:
Sceye
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex  
Max A size:
A4
   Max input:: 325 X 244mm
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  Yes      Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  N/A
Speed - Manual feed
Description:  Powered by USB. Supplied with carry bag and scan pad.
Available from: Kodak

Supplier:  Kodak    
Model:
i940 & i940M
Simplex or Duplex:  Duplex  
Max A size:
A4   Max input:  1524 X 216mm
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale , Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No       Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  20
Speed ipm  -  B&W Duplex:  40     Colour Duplex: 30
Weight (kg)  1.2    Duty Cycle (approx sheets per day):  500
Note: M version is for Mac users.  Available from: Kodak

Supplier:  Plustek    
Model:
Mobile Office S400
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex   
Max A size
: A4 
Max input: 355 X 216mm
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1
Speed
images/min:  3
Weight (kg)
  0.3   
Description:
  Portable A4 colour scanner using USB for power
Available from: Plustek

Supplier:  Plustek    
Model:
Mobile Office S410
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex   
Max A size: A4 
Max input: 355 X 216mm
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1
Speed
images/min:  3
Weight (kg)
  0.3   
Description:
  Portable A4 colour scanner using USB for power
Available from: Plustek

Supplier:  Plustek    
Model:
MobileOffice S420
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex     
Max A size:
A4  Max input: 216 X 711mm
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1
Speed ipm - 5 seconds per page   Weight (kg): 0.3
Note:  Uses USB for power.  Available from: Plustek

Supplier:  Plustek    
Model: MobileOffice D430
Simplex or Duplex:  Duplex     
Max A size: A4  Max input: 1270 X 240mm
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1
Speed seconds/page:  Simplex 1.8,  Duplex 2.4
Duty Cycle (approx sheets per day):  1000   Weight: 0.96 kg
Available from: Plustek

Supplier:  Plustek    
Model:
Mobile Office AD450
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex   
Max A size:
A4 
Max input: 355 X 216mm
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1
Speed
images/min:  Weight (kg)  0.3   
Description:
  Portable A4 colour scanner using USB for power
Available from: Plustek

Supplier:  Visioneer    
Model:
Mobility 
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex    
Max A size:
A4  
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1
Speed:  Approx  10 seconds/page 
Max input size:    Length mm:  297   Width mm  210
Weight (kg)  0.638      Options include: Scan to Eye-Fi
Available from:
Visioneer

Supplier:  Visioneer    
Model:
RoadWarrior 2
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex     
M
ax A size: A4   Max input:  356 X 216mm 
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1  

Speed (images/min) B&W Simplex:
6  Colour Simplex: 6 
Weight (kg)  0.28    Available from: Visioneer

Supplier:  Visioneer
Model:
RoadWarrior 3
Simplex or Duplex:  Duplex     
M
ax A size: A4   Max input:  813 X 216mm 
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1  

Speed:
11 seconds/page    USB 2 Interface
Daily duty cycle: 100 pages.

Weight (kg)  0.38    Available from: Visioneer

Supplier:  Xerox
Model: Mobile Scanner SD
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex     
Max A size: A4   Max input:  356 X 216mm
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Connector type(s):  USB 2  
Auto feeder (sheet capacity): 
1  

Speed (images/min) B&W Simplex:
6    Colour Simplex: 6 
Weight (kg)  0.68
Options: SD version with 2GB SD card.   

Available from:
Xerox Scanners

Supplier:  Xerox
Model:
Duplex Travel Scanner
Simplex or Duplex:  Duplex     
M
ax A size: A4   Max input:  813 X 216mm 
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Auto feeder (sheet capacity):  1  

Speed:
8 seconds/page    USB 2 Interface
Daily duty cycle: 100 pages.
Weight (kg)  0.5    Available from: Xerox Scanners

Supplier:  Xerox
Model:
Travel Scanner 150
Simplex or Duplex:  Simplex    
M
ax A size: A4   Max input: 356 X 216mm
Black & White/Colour:
  Black & White, Greyscale, Colour
Flatbed Facility:  No    Connector type(s):  USB 2   
Auto feeder (sheet capacity): 
1  

Speed (images/min) B&W Simplex:
6     Colour Simplex: 6  
Weight: (kg):
 0.3

Description: USB powered. Scan to cloud facility.
Available from: Xerox Scanners

Webmaster: Gerald Baker     Last updated: 30/5/17

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