You may have guessed that the Fujitsu ScanSnap line of scanners are the ones I tend to recommend the most often. That’s not to say that other scanners aren’t great, but I know the ScanSnap the best.
I personally like the ScanSnap because it is small, lightweight, and out of the way when you don’t need it. Also, Fujitsu has put ease of use and speed as their top priorities. There is one button to press, and since it has an automatic document feeder and scans both sides of the page, you just throw your different sized documents in and hit Start. Done.
Don’t take my word for it though. Check the Amazon reviews and see what others have to say.
Here are the current ScanSnap models:
The iX500 is their top-of-the-line ScanSnap and is great for office/home office use.
Speed: 25 ppm
Dimensions: 11.5 x 6.2 x 6.6 inches
Weight: 6.62 pounds
Capacity: Holds 50 sheets
The S1300i is a great balance of size, speed, and portability. It’s great for home and home offices.
Speed: 12 ppm
Dimensions: 11.18 x 3.90 x 3.03 inches
Weight: 3.08 pounds
Capacity: Holds 10 sheets
The iX100 is a small mobile scanner that can scan wirelessly to a computer or mobile device.
Speed: 12 ppm
Dimensions: 10.74 x 1.87 x 1.41 inches
Weight: 14.1 ounces
Capacity: Holds 1 sheet (Scans single-sided only)
The SV600 is different than the other ScanSnaps. It is an upright scanner and can scan books, small objects, and other documents that won’t fit in a normal scanner.
Speed: 20 ppm
Dimensions: 8.26 x 6.14 x 15.08 inches
Weight: 6.6 pounds