IRIScan Anywhere 3 | Our review and opinion on it

The IRIScan Anywhere 3 Wireless Portable scanner is battery-powered and doesn’t need a computer to work. It can scan your documents directly to an SD Card and they include one with the scanner. It also has a 1.44″ display on the scanner for instant previews. It can get up to a resolution of 1200dpi.

Pros: No computer needed, WiFi included, scans directly to SD card, 1200 dpi resolution.

Cons: No ADF tray.

How much does the IRIScan cost?
ProductImages / MinuteFormatConnectivityMax. document sizeADF TrayWeightPrice

IRIScan Anywhere 3

IRIScan Anywhere 3
12 IPMA4Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 Type Mini-B8.5 x 11.7 (297mm x 210mm)No0.86 lb. (0.39 kg)Click for more info
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22 IPMA4USB 2.08.5 in. x 72 in. (215 x 1828 mm)No0.59 lb. (0.26 kg)Click for more info

Canon imageFORMULA P-215

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30 IPMA4Hi-Speed USB 2.0, USB 3.08.5 in. x 39.4 in. (215 x 1000 mm)Yes2.2 lb. (0.99 kg)Click for more info

IRISCan Anywhere 5

IRISCan Anywhere 5
16 IPMA4Wi-Fi, USB8.27 x 11.69 in (210 x 297mm)No0.73 lb. (0.33 kg)Click for more info

IRIScan Anywhere 3 Specifications

Images / Minute12 IPM
Resolution600 dpi
ConnectivityWi-Fi, USB 2.0 Type Mini-B
InterfaceNo TWAIN
Max. document size8.5 x 11.7 (297mm x 210mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
Paper thicknessPlain paper
Dimensions10.6 in. x 1.7 in. x 2.1 in. (27 x 4.4 x 5.4 cm)
Weight0.86 lb. (0.39 kg)
Included SoftwareReadiris Pro 14 (Windows), Cardiris Pro 5 (Windows), Readiris Pro 14 (Mac), Cardiris Pro 4 (Mac)
DriverDownload Driver
ManualDownload User Manual
BrochureDownload Brochure
FeaturesDuplex Scanning, Automatic Color Detection, Automatic Image Rotation, Automatic Image Cropping, Background Removal, Automatic Deskew, Punch Hole Removal, OCR included, ADF Tray

What’s so special about it?

IRIScan is wireless, battery-powered and compact, the IRIS IRIScan Anywhere 3 Cordless Scanner enables on-the go users to easily capture information from all kinds of documents when away from their personal computer. Ideal for today’s mobile mode of life, it turns document management into a piece of cake. The sheet of paper is simply zipped through the cordless and lightweight A4 scanner and the scanned image is then either saved in the built-in memory, on an SD Card or on a standard USB key. Once back at home or in the office yu just simply insert the SD card into your computer and the scanned documents are automatically processed by I.R.I.S’ flagship OCR software Readiris 14 and exported to the Cloud (Evernote Google Drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive, iCloud, etc).

IRIScan Anywhere 3 Datasheet Explained

1.Images per Minute : IRIScan has a power to scan 12 images per minute. This is highest speed according to price of this scanner.

2.Format : IRIScan supports A4 size papers. Most of the documents prepared with A4 size so you can easily scan your document with IRIScan.

3.Resolution : IRIScan offers 600 dpi(dots per inch).A scanner capable of 400dpi is very good, and one that can also go up to 600dpi can provide an excellent scanning resolution.

4.Connectivity : IRIScan can be connected over wifi or USB cable.It offers usb 2.0 which shows its compatibility with every computer. IRIScan can be connected with smartphones with its wifi compatibility.

5.Interface: The driver interface is very important for developers. IRIScan doesn’t use TWAIN, WIA, ICA driver support and even not Native Driver Interface.

6.Max. document size: IRIScan offer maximum document size of 8.5 x 11.7 (297mm x 210mm), which is most commonly used by companies.

7.Sensor type : IRIScan use CMOS sensor technology to scan documents.

8.Paper thickness : IRIScan scan plain paper of 16 lb. To 32 lb.


Features for Productivity

1.Duplex Scanning : IRIScan doesn’t support this feature. It can scan only one side of paper at a time.

2.Automatic Color Detection: IRIScan can automatically detect color of the document, so you don’t have to waste time on manually selecting color settings. It’s a great feature when you have mixed color documents, and you don’t want to manually change between settings. While this setting is not bulletproof, it will work 95% of the time.

3.Automatic Image Rotation : Automatically image rotation is not supported by IRIScan, but you can rotate it manually.

4.Automatic Image Cropping : IRIScan has the feature of automatically cropping images.Documents are not always A4 or A3. Therefore, scanners offer this function so that you can scan the entire surface, and the driver of the scanner automatically detects the size of your document and crops the scan accordingly.

5.Background Removal : IRIScan has the ability to remove backgrounds of your document, and you can change backgrounds easily .

Quality of images

1.Automatic Deskew : IRIScan can align the documents that are not aligned Because of dirty feed rollers or the fact that the operator has not alligned the document correctly, sometimes documents are not scanned straight. Therefore, this features works like an algorith that calculates automatically the correct allignment of the paper and alligns it accordingly.

2.Punch Hole Removal : IRIScan doesn’t support this feature.

3.OCR included : IRIScan support OCR feature. Ocr ( Optical Character recognition ) takes each image and creates a searchable document from that image, most of the cases in PDF or Word. It can also be used to create Excel files, ebooks etc..

IRIScan Anywhere 3 accesories unboxing

1.ADF Tray : IRIScan doesn’t support this feature.

2.Dimensions : IRIScan is a small portable printer with dimensions of 10.6 in. x 1.7 in. x 2.1 in. (27 x 4.4 x 5.4 cm), so with this size you can easily move it around.

3.Weight : IRIScan has a weight of 0.86 ib. this is a very less wait. so you can easily handle this printer.

4.Included Software : IRIScan include these software’s Readiris Pro 14 (Windows), Cardiris Pro 5 (Windows), Readiris Pro 14 (Mac), Cardiris Pro 4 (Mac)..

IRIScan Anywhere 3 driver, manual & brochure

1.Driver: You need to download driver from our official website. From the the link mentioned, download the driver with simple steps (—Technical-Support.aspx#3) Step 1: from Documentation section choose the language of driver.

Step 2: Select OS according to your computer’s OS Step 3: click on OS(windows,Mac) and it will be start downloading.

2.Manual: You can download user manual from this link(

User manual si sometimes useful as it provides tips and tricks that can really increase productivity.

3.Brochure : You can download brochure from this link ( .

What do real users say?

Users like the scanner and use it on a daily bases to copy receipts, bills and anything else that comes in the mail. Very easy to use and the included software complements it perfectly. Users of IRIScan have opinions like this Really hard to believe this scanner. Plug it into the computer and it charges. Insert the CD and click OK a few times and FINISH. Read the simple PDF Manuel on my computer and that’s it. Once the scanner is charged I scanned all my car titles, pulled out the memory stick, that just about everyone has, and viewed it on my computer. Users are surprised by IRIScan when the find a coupon in box and mail the code to receive a free Memory Stick)). Business-men reviewed this product like so, During a recent staff meeting, the subject arose that it was quite cumbersome to continually leave your desk to scan paperwork and asked if I would research and purchase a desktop scanner. Well, I did research and found this scanner that could travel from desk to desk and address each employee’s need. Some other users reviewed that, I use this all the time. I have had it for many years. It goes to seminars with me. I use it for tons of things. I have digitized many family photos with it and it has always been able to give clear, high quality images. I have several other portable scanners, but this is my “go to” scanner for quality and ease of use. LOVE IT. <!–
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