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Fujitsu SV600 Scanner

Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 review: Touch-free scanner won't damage source material

It only looks like a table lamp. The Fujitsu SV600 scans material quickly and efficiently, but page curvature is a problem.

Review: Get scanner-like features for any camera with Prizmo 2

With Prizmo you use your iPhone camera, point and shoot camera, or DSLR to capture images of documents, and then the software uses optical character recognition (OCR) to turn the scans into editable text.

Document scanner showdown: NeatDesk versus ScanSnap iX500

The two most popular lines of document scanners are from Neat and Fujitsu. Their top-of-the-line desktop machines are Neat's NeatDesk for Mac and Fujitsu’s ScanSnap iX500. Both feature new mobile scanning options.

Doxie Go a handy document scanner

The Doxie Go document scanner is a great idea, and a very handy tool, although there are still some rough spots in its hardware and software that need to be addressed.

Canon imageFormula P-150

If you’re in the market for a portable USB document scanner, or just one that requires minimal desktop space, the Canon imageFormula P-150M should definitely be on your short list.

IRISPhoto 4 scanner

The IRISPhoto 4 Scanner is a fine choice for folks looking to digitize large stacks of 4-by-6 photos, and who favor speed and convenience over superior scan quality. However, if you’re hoping to digitally preserve the beauty of high quality photos, the IRISPhoto 4’s washed out and noisy scans isn’t the device for you.

HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One Printer

If you need a device that scans, copies, faxes and prints large spreadsheets, the HP Officejet 7500A is worth considering. Its an average performer in terms of both speed and print quality, but it is one of the few printers top currently support Apple’s AirPrint and HP’s ePrint services.

HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One

If you’re looking for an inkjet all-in-one that supports Apple’s AirPrint and HP’s ePrint services, the HP Officejet 6500A is worth a look, if only because they are so few and far between. The 6500A was an average performer in both print speeds and quality, with noticeably fuzzy edges in its text printing.

Photosmart Premium e-All-in-One C310a

If you’re looking for a speedy multifunction inkjet with wireless capabilities, the HP Photosmart Premium e-All-in-One is worth a look. Its text and photo printing quality are impressive, and its AirPrint support, touchscreen menus and printing apps are nice-to-have features that work well. If the unit’s remote printing via ePrint Center is your main attraction, however, know that the service is experiencing some growing pains.

Lexmark Genesis

The 'wow' factor of the Genesis's vertical profile and its camera-based scanner compensates somewhat for the pricey inks.

Epson Artisan 835

A wealth of features make this unit nearly as well suited for family or home office users as it is for photo enthusiasts.

Lexmark Impact S305

It’s nice that such an inexpensive MFP includes Wi-Fi, but only low-volume users could tolerate the expensive inks.

Samsung CLX-6220FX

Small workgroups will like this color multifunction's features and print quality, which balance out its middling performance and toner costs.

HP Photosmart e-All-in-One

This home-oriented multifunction printer offers good speed and print quality plus access to some fun Web apps, but its pricey inks and skimpy paper-handling options are disappointments.

Canon Pixma MG5220

Fast and capable, the MG5220 is a good match for a family or a home office with basic scanning needs.