A scanner can be very useful. Especially as new technology makes scanners better, they come in very handy. But their are big and bulky. And if you have a laptop and you need to scan in documents on while on a 10 hours plane ride, forget it. I propose a laptop with a scanner built into the top of it. Help me out if you got any technical ideas to make this work, but it will be a flip top with a scanner underneath, that when scanned gets transfered directly to your hard drive. Makes life easier, and Americans love two-in-ones.
Reward: lifetime supply of foot-long beef hot dogs.