Fujitsu has unveiled the ScanSnap S1100, a portable USB scanner that weighs just 350g, which means it can be easily be slipped into a laptop bag and taken on the go.

Fujitsu SnapScan S100 connects via a powered USB port to a PC or laptop. It can scan A4 pages at the rate of up to eight per minute but can also be used to scan business cards, A3 documents, ID cards and other laminated items. Images are usually saved to the PC or Mac to which the scanner is attached but can also be stored online to a Google Docs, Evernote or other cloud-based account.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S100 also comes with a software bundle that includes ScanSnap software that turns the scanned documents into searchable files such as PDFs, images, email or contact data, as well as editable Microsoft Office files for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The scanner automatically aligns and crops documents even if they are inserted skewed, upside down or are of an unusual size. Furthermore, highlighted words in a document can be turned into PDF keywords for faster, easier searching.

Abbyy FineReader, Evernote, CardMinder and Cardiris for Mac OS users are also included in the software bundle.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 is priced at £135 and available now from a number of online retailers.

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