Excerpt: I went to staples to buy the Fujitsu scanner - I use that one at work and love it and wanted one for home. Unfortunately the store didn't sell the Fujitsu scanner, it was only available online, so I decided to buy the closest thing to it, which was this Brother scanner. My review is to basically compare this scanner to the one I know and use at work - the fujitsu scansnap.
Excellent device, it does what you expect it to, and it does it well!
3 weeks ago
Summary: The Brother ADS1500W is a good, dependable and durable document scanner. The portability and wi-fi capabilities make is feasible for moving with you from office to home. This is an excellent portable scanner. The light portability of this device is fantastic. It can fit just about anywhere and It can be moved almost effortlessly. I think it will satisfy basic needs. The software provides some options for saving and organizing documents with emphases on receipts.
Good scanner . . . unless you want advanced features to work
Roger L. Conner, Amazon
24 January 2014
Summary: I did a lot of research on scanners on the web before settlin on the Brother ADS1500W. Speed, wireless, working with both Mac and PC, and ease of installation were my critieria. A big draw was the option to have a one-touch button on the scanner that would push scans to my mac. As long as i opened an application and scanned from the application, the scanner worked fine. But I wanted the button that says scan to PC or scan to network to work.
Summary: I bought this to replace my ancient Canon Lide 20. I chose this scanner in particular because of 2 features: duplex sheet feet scanning, and scan to NAS. There are probably a great many things I could do with this if I connected it directly to a computer and used the bundled software, but my needs aren't that complicated. After unboxing and setting up, it only took about 10 minutes to connect to my network.
Summary: We've talked about getting rid of the paper in our lives for years but there's never been a convenient way to get rid of it. We tried a flat-bed scanner, but it's slow and since it didn't connect wirelessly, the convenience factor wasn't there. The stack of paper in the scanning queue would grow until one of us would get tired of it and scan it and the whole process would start over. Then we tried to use our smart phones. LOL!! What a joke!
Summary: Once you fight your way through the setup - which is especially bad for a no-Java allowed household and poorly documented - it works great. Use the web interface to setup emails and shortcuts. Do not bother with scanning jobs going through their servers. Bad idea from privacy perspective and unnecessary complication with little benefit. Once email is set up (Gmail in our case), it is great and we never needed anything else.