ScanSnap Announces the ScanSnap iX100 Mobile Scanner

ScanSnap’s various scanners have long been a key part of my digital work-life. Their high-speed scanners have allowed me to not only digitize paper documents, but they have helped me move much of my professional library to the cloud as well. Now they are announcing the new ScanSnap iX100 Mobile Scanner; it will impress!

The new ScanSnap scanner is not only the lightest and fastest scanner of its kind, but it also packs an onboard battery and features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. That means you can scan directly to a smartphone, tablet, or computer anywhere, anytime. And that’s just the beginning! We’ve got a full review — including a look on video — on the way, but I wanted to share some of the highlights of the ScanSnap iX100.

ScanSnap iX100 Mobile Scanner

Of course the standout feature of the iX100 is the fact that he mobile scanner includes an image processor inside the scanner.

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It produces its own wireless network so mobile devices can connect to the unit and let you scan to your device or a variety of different cloud-based services such as Evernote, Google Docs, and Dropbox from pretty much anywhere. So long as you have a mobile device running the ScanSnap app and a data connection you can go from hardcopy to digitized cloud-document in a matter of seconds.

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And if you don’t have an active data connection you can simply scan your document and store it on your mobile device. That kind of mobile conveniences will come in handy more often than you may realize.

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And don’t think this is a stripped-down scanner. The ScanSnap iX100 Mobile Scanner may be small but it packs a host of intuitive productivity features into its small frame. These include business card and receipts scanning software and “automatic document stitching” capabilities. The latter features means you can scan large documents and electronically stitch them together to create a single document.

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At 14 oz., ScanSnap iX100 was built to be small and lightweight to fit whatever mobile lifestyle you live, whether it’s scanning contracts on that business trip or a quick trip to the couch to scan those bills. But this small scanner can handle wide paper, too. Simply fold your A3 content in half and scan both sides, and if the image appears to be connected along the centerline, the iX100 will automatically stitch them back together.

From ScanSnap:

When it comes to technology, we believe that ‘ease-of-use’ has several hassle-free challenges to overcome in order to live up to those words. It needs to be easy to install, simple to learn, fast to apply, and most importantly, achieve amazing results that exceed expectations and inspire new ideas.

If you’re new to ScanSnap, we’re particularly excited for you to experience this unique concept in scanning for the first time but if you’re already seasoned, we think you’ll be amazed at what can now be achieved and ‘unleashed’ with the new wireless and rechargeable ScanSnap iX100 mobile document scanner.

The ScanSnap iX100 Mobile Scanner Features:
  • Wireless Scanning With or Without an Accessible Wi-Fi Network
  • Integrated Lithium Battery
  • 5.2 Seconds Per Letter Page
  • Powerful GI Processor Inside
  • Intelligent Image Correction
  • Scan to PC or Mac
  • Scan to Mobile Devices
  • Lightweight at 14 oz.
  • New Dual Scan Function
  • New Automatic Image Stitching

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As a mobile scanner the iX100 is great. As a mobile scanner that also offer “PC-less Scanning” it is a home run. With speeds of 5.2 seconds per letter size page the iX100 is a small, mobile scanner that requires no compromises. We’ll go into more depth on each of these… And many more… Features in the full review. You can learn more about the ScanSnap iX100 Mobile Scanner here.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.