I have written often about the Magic Wand scanners that slip into a purse or a larger coat pocket. Genealogists usually can find dozens of uses for these. I use then for scanning pages from old books and for scanning the utility bills printed on paper that I receive in the mail. I prefer other scanners for making digital images of photographs, especially color photos.
The Daily Steals web site is offering a variety of Magic Wand scanners with different capabilities at ridiculous prices: only $23 for the basic scanner and $59 for the top-of-the line Magic Wand scanner with built-in wi-fi networking. Those prices even include free shipping to U.S. addresses.
At these prices, the scanners will sell out quickly. You can find them at http://www.dailysteals.com/heist/#heist/1053.