Summary: Although its 2.2-pound weight (3.9 pounds with the docking station) might turn off frequent fliers, we recommend the $349 Visioneer Strobe 500 as a portable scanner that’s fast and functional. It can scan multiple sides of a document or business card, feed multiple pages at once, and, thanks to the included software, search inside PDFs. Its software could be more intuitive to use, but we like that this scanner is compatible with both Macs and PCs.
Pros: Capable of duplexing, Optional docking station with an autofeeder, Simple hardware interface, Software allows users to search inside PDFs, Mac-compatible,
Cons: Dated design, Included software has a complicated UI, Expensive,