If you’re a business traveler (or any traveler who needs to record expenses) and hate compiling and organizing your receipts, you might want to look into getting one of these NeatReceipts scanners, which read and extract the necessary information from whatever you scan. Simply and easily, receipts become digital records with vendors and amounts, business cards become digital contacts, and documents become fully keyword searchable. You can create tax or expense reports with your receipt data, or export to Excel, Quicken, or TurboTax.
What I really like about the NeatReceipts is that it’s slim and lightweight and easily fits into a carry-on. It also doesn’t require A/C power—just plug its USB into your computer and it’s good to go. What I don’t like about it is that it costs $179.95 and comes with an intimidating setup kit.