If you are a frequent traveller with the need of a scanner to convert business documents, images and even receipts into digital files to send back to the office, or just wanted a scanner for school or the office, then the Canon ImageFORMULA P-215II might be the ideal scanner to consider.
Retailing at $324 CDN from local retailers the P-215II is a fairly light, portable scanner weighing 2.2 pounds and can be held with one hand with the width equivalent to that of the BlackBerry Passport. When compared to other brands in this category the P-215II might feel a little on the heavier side, but it offers additional features that are worthy to take note of. One such feature is the automatic document feeder (ADF) which can take up to 20 pages and scans one page at a time. Another feature is the duplexer for two-sided scanning. In testing this scanner I was amazed at how fast in one feed both sides were captured on my computer.
The P-215II comes equipped with a built-in card reader which can easily scan plastic ID cards and embossed cards. During testing I was able to scan my driver’s licence and have a pop up of both the front and back images on my computer screen in less than 6 seconds. For business or personal use this is a great feature to capture credit cards for accounting, personal ID cards for human resources needs or even keeping digital copies of your personal cards on file for emergency situations or if stolen.
Setting up was fairly easy and took less than a minute to be up and running and getting my first scan done thanks to the plug and scan capability. A USB cable serves both to connect and power the P-215II. This scanner works right out of the box with both Windows and Mac operating systems—no need to install drivers or software. It also has the capability of scanning directly to cloud accounts like Evernote, Dropbox, Google Drive, SharePoint and OneDrive.
The main file types, like PDF, PDF/A, JPEG, BMP, PNG TIFF and PPTX, are supported by selecting the respective output file type when scanning.
Overall the P-215II scanner is a light, portable scanner that fits both the office and travel environments bringing high quality imaging capture to fulfill daily scanning requirements.
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