The Xerox Mobile Scanner is the first battery-powered scanner that uses Wi-Fi to wirelessly transmit JPG images and multipage PDF files from the scanner to computers, mobile phones, tablets, and online services. Using a free mobile app, the device is able to communicate wirelessly to a PC, Android device, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or the Cloud.
"The Mobile Scanner provides a quick, convenient way to scan and
share documents when you’re on the go," said John Capurso, vice
president of marketing at Visioneer, a Xerox licensing partner.
"Untethering the scanner and adding Wi-Fi reflects Xerox’s drive to make
life easier for the mobile worker."
Of course, the portability of this device means you're not going to
be able to use it for anything particularly large -- the device is only
capable of scanning pages 8.5-inches or smaller in width. Still, we
imagine it could come in handy for the average Lincoln lawyer or
traveling business person. The only downside is the price. At $250, it's
pretty expensive for a peripheral. If you can't live without one,
though, you can get it now through the usual online and retail channels.