Like most home electronics, scanners (or scanner/printer/fax combos) take up too much space.
Which is why LG''s upcoming LSM-100 is such a big (or perhaps small) deal. One part mouse, one part scanner the LSM-100 works just as you'd expect: Users move the mouse over a document while holding its Smart Scan button. The scanned image can then be saved into the applicable file type, whether its text or photo. (You can get a pretty good idea of how it works in the video below.)
Best, because the device isn't constrained by size like a traditional scanner, users can use it to scan documents larger than what most portable scanners can handle. LG tops its capacity at A3 (16.5 x 11.7 in) sized-pages.
The LSM-100's mouse functionality probably speaks for itself, but LG says that it is both stylish, comfortable, and accurate. It's a mouse, after all.