A scanner can be a useful tool for road warriors, but travelling with one of those all-in-one office machines is just impractical. Instead, consider the svelte iConvert which easily stashes in your carry-on and digitises documents directly into your iPad.
The scanner's front feeder adjusts from two inches to 8.5 inches wide for handling everything from business cards to business reports. An accompanying free apps scans documents as 300dpi jpegs directly into the iPad or iPad 2's picture folder. You even get a real-time preview as the items are pulled through the feeder and scanned.
When coupled with an OCR app and a wireless printer, the iConvert pretty much completes your portable office when it's available starting February 1 for $US150. In fact, all that's missing is a water cooler, awkward birthday parties and office gossip. [Brookstone via Dvice]