Planon releases credit card-sized scanner for receipts
By Ben Coxworth
January 14, 2011
Keeping track of receipts can be a hassle. The paper itself has a tendency to curl up, it creases very easily, and trying to sort out a sheaf of curly, creased-up receipts is no one’s idea of fun... or at least, the folks at Planon hope it isn’t. They’ve just released the SlimScan SS100, a “credit card-sized” high-resolution color scanner designed specifically for scanning receipts. The device – which was on display at CES – comes with Planon’s PaperPort SE software (for Windows only), which allows users to organize their scanned receipts once they transfer them onto their PC.
The SlimScan has a snazzy stainless steel body, and a color LCD screen that displays scans as they’re taking place. The PaperPort software allows users to sort their receipts in a variety of ways, such as by purchase type, expense category, business trip, client, travel date, location, week or month.
Besides its intended use for receipts, the company suggests it could also be used on business cards, warranties, or on price labels, when comparing prices (although in that case it might be simpler to – God forbid – use a pen and paper).
The SlimScan SS100 is now available for preorder via the Planon website, for US$119.99.