HP LaserJet add-on adds scanning

Surfing the multifunction device wave, Hewlett-Packard has released an accessory for supplementing the capabilities of the huge base of LaserJet 4, 5 and 6 users.

The LaserJet Companion (£185 + VAT) is a three-pound device that sits between PC and printer and includes scanning, 15-sheet paper feeder, copying, enlarging and reduction capabilities. When used with a modem, documents can be dragged and dropped for faxing and e-mailing via the bundled Visioneer Paper Port software.