Just as each major printer manufacturer typically offers at least one mobile printer at a time to market, each company also provides mobile, or portable, scanners that allow you to scan documents and photos to your PC, your mobile device, or the cloud from nearly anywhere. And, as is the case with most miniature printers, miniaturized scanners tend to cost more than some of their full-featured, full-size counterparts with comparable features. The question is, are they worth it?
The answer? As with most niche products like these, such as Epson’s $179.99 (MSRP) WorkForce DS-40 Color Portable Scanner, as well as the topic of this review, Canon’s $199.99 (MSRP) imageFORMULA P-208II Personal Document Scanner, it depends on your application—and, of course, whether you actually take it out of your bag and use it.
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