However, in many industries paper is really a big part of this business. This includes financial advisors, insurance agents, real estate agents and so many others. While you professionals must use paper, this does not mean you can’t scan the paper and digitally store it for future retrieval or processing by your office.
When on the road you want as few gadgets as possible. Xerox has a neat portable, wireless scanner that lets you scan a document and send it right to – pretty much anywhere. Imagine being able to scan a document and seconds later your back office team has it and can start working on it.
Xerox Mobile Scanner ($250) does this and more. You can see a video of it here.
Here’s what David Pogue writes, in the New York Times
In creating its Mobile Scanner, Xerox didn’t bother reinventing the wireless wheel. Instead, it worked with the Eye-Fi people to develop a customized version of their magic little card. The chief enhancement: The Xerox version of the Eye-Fi card is capable of transmitting PDF documents wirelessly, not just photos. (It’s worth noting that it’s otherwise a standard Eye-Fi card. When you’re not scanning, you can pop it into your camera and transmit photos wirelessly from it.)
When you unpack the silver plastic Mobile Scanner (it comes with an attractive black carrying case), the only setup is inserting the Eye-Fi card — a 4-gigabyte model — into a slot on the back and charging up the scanner’s built-in battery, either from a wall outlet or from your computer’s USB jack.
There are only two buttons: Power and Mode, which lets you choose which kind of scan you want: a color photo, a black-and-white PDF document or a color PDF document.
Check out his full review in the New York Times.
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