A portable scanner printer is a device that scans and prints documents and pictures. Unlike similar devices designed for desktops, this scanner is portable and can be carried anywhere.
Portable scanner printers require a single USB port, unlike desktop printers that require the use of two ports for both the printer and the scanner to operate. One major benefit of this device is that it eliminates the need to buy separate devices, since the printer and scanner are a single unit. As of 2014, some popular portable scanner printers include the Canon BJC-55 Color Portable Printer, the HP OfficeJet 150 Printer and Scanner and Visioneer’s RoadWarrior Patriot.