Ink cartridge manufacturer Canon has released a new portable scanner ideal for Macbook users. Called the ImageFormula P-150M, the scanner weighs only two pounds and fits comfortably in a briefcase alongside your Macbook. Below we've compiled a list of the key features of the ImageFormula P-150M alongside the best comments from around the web – meaning you can decide if the Canon
release is a worthwhile upgrade to your existing scanner. Of course the ImageFormula P-150M is difficult to compare with other machines – this Mac-oriented portable scanner is one of a kind!Features:
• Small Size - 11 inches x 3.7 inches x 1.6 inches, so you can easily carry the ImageFormula P-150M around with you.
• 'Plug and Play' Functionality – meaning you simply plug the scanner into your Macbook and begin scanning, wherever you are.
• 15 ppm scanning speed – enabling you to upload pages quickly and easily.
• CaptureOnTouch software – so you can transfer your upload images to your iPad or iPod almost instantly.
• EverNote compatibility – meaning you can upload pages to Evernote.com, enabling you to access your files from any computer anywhere on the planet.
• Energy Star Certified – saving you money on electricity.Reviews:
Robin Morris, PCAdvisor.co.uk: “If you want fast quality scans on the road, the Canon ImageFormula P-150 scanner is currently the perfect balance of performance and portability.”
Anonymous, TechnoTalks.com: “The all-new Canon P-150M scanner is not only affordable but also extremely usefull for those who use iMac on the go.”
Kat Orphanides, ITPro.co.uk: “If your business relies on travelling representatives who need to file signed documents with a distant head office, this sturdy, high quality scanner is an excellent choice.”
Kat Orphanides, ExpertReviews.co.uk: “This lightweight portable scanner makes sense for business users on the road, but it's a niche product.”Summary:
The Canon ImageFormula P-150M can't compare to ordinary flatbed scanners. However, for travelling businessmen it is almost faultless.Price:
$295 from CanonSources
R Morris, 'Canon imageFormula P-150 Review,' PCAdvisor, January 2010.K Orphanides, 'Canon imageFormula P-150 Review,' ITPro, January 2010.'Canon P-150 Scanner Review,' TechnoTalks, May 2010.K Orphanides, 'Canon imageFORMULA P-150,' ExpertReviews, January 2010.
Lexmark has released a fantastic new application for their SmartSolution printers, enabling users to scan documents straight onto the storage website Evernote – without a computer.
The application is designed for 3 wireless Lexmark
printers – the Interact, Prestige and Platinum. Straight from paper, documents and images are uploaded to the user’s Evernote account through the web-connected printer, simply with the press of a button.
For those that haven’t heard, Evernote is a storage service for users to capture and retain information through a range of devices. Stored data then remains available through anything connected to the internet.
Previously Evernote was accessible through devices including the iPhone. Lexmark’s application though is the first available for a printer.
For the SmartSolution printers meanwhile, the Evernote app is one of many available. Programs for MSNBC headlines and Google Calendar – alongside 18 others – come packaged with the wireless Lexmarks.
The Evernote app is available to download from Lexmark’s SmartSolution’s
website.SourcesBen Parr, ‘Evernote Integrates With Lexmark Printers To Sync Your Scans,’ Mashable.com