“Why would I ever buy a scanner for my office? I have a multifunction printer.” Like you, that was my line of thinking until I sat in on a demo of the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 is a beast of a scanner with a small footprint that takes wireless scanning to the next level. By far the most impressive feature of this little scanner is its ability to rapidly scan mixed originals; like receipts, a couple of pages, business cards, invites and anything else you can think of in any orientation or facing side. Both sides of every document are scanned at the same time with blank pages removed, orientation rotated and everything OCR’d for fast and precise searches later. Scan documents to Word or Excel for repurposing, business cards to Outlook contacts, or send everything directly to cloud services for access anywhere.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 will also scan in a hurry with one-touch scanning that lets you grab a pile of paper off your desk, drop it in the scanner, hit the button and have everything sent directly to your mobile device as you are running out the door. Instead of standing for hours at a multifunction printer while wondering how I can use my smart phone to be more productive, I find myself asking, “Why didn’t I ever buy a scanner for my office?!”

Check it out: The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500.