We haven’t had a scanner for several years and certainly not after relocating to Arizona. When the old scanner bought the farm back in K-Stan, we just never saw the need to replace it. However, I recently found this Canon Office Products LiDE120 Color Image Scanner that runs completely from the voltage available on the USB port.
Now that we have closed the bank account at the *big bank* we no longer have access to the branch office to deposit checks, etc. and I thought that since both of the Credit Unions we use have remote deposit, that I could use the scanner to make check deposits. I just happened to have a check to deposit the day the scanner got here and within a half hour of setting up the scanner, I had made my first remote deposit. Pretty slick!
I won’t go into all the features, but having it make copies in conjunction with our network printer is a plus. It scans documents directly into .PDF format as well, and does the usual scanning in of color photos while cropping the resulting .JPG image to the size of the original.
There are some funky things it does, but overall, it will satisfy our needs for the near future. I guess we’ll keep it.