Brief Thoughts on our new ScanSnap S1300

Having unboxed and scanned about two dozen pages with our new scanner my initial thoughts are:

  • It scans both sides at the same time!

  • It recognizes text!

  • It runs off USB power so I can scan from the couch!

  • Ironically, I can’t scan the instruction booklets without unbinding them.

  • I can now shred a huge pile of paper!

I am looking forward to turning all my unwanted paper into Evernote notes complete with text recognition.

The best part of our new scanner is we paid less than $8 for it. My wife and I are huge fans of Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a search engine that awards bucks for searching and completing other tasks. These bucks can be redeemed for prizes like Amazon gift cards.

We paid for our scanner almost completely with Amazon gift cards we won from Swagbucks. We saved money and got a great product, the best of both worlds!