Plustek's high-speed compact scanner looks quite a cutie, but beneath that slight exterior lies a capable machine. Weighing in at 960g, it can scan a sheet of A4 paper in 2.2 seconds, as well as plasticized stuff - card up to 1.2mm thick, driving licenses, ID cards, embossed cards.

You can customize it (you can write 'World, I HATE you' on it if you really want, but that's not what I meant) by configuring the settings to carry out different tasks at the touch of a button. And scanned documents can be found quickly via a scan to searchable PDF function. All that and for $538. No reading glasses, though. That was a joke.

Plustek MobileOffice D28 Pro Scanner [PC Launches]