Summary: I bought this to replace my large flip top scanner that takes up too much space. This was simple to connect, simple to use and small enough to take with lap top when traveling. This item is small enough to keep on desk near lap top and very convenient to use.
Summary: The scanner is powered entirely by USB. It is duplex and it works much better than your traditional flatbed scanner. One thing to point out though is that it will not scan in color unless you use the scan software that comes with it. I assume that is a driver issue.
Summary: So glad I bought this unit it is easy to set up, easy to use, files everything easily into the folder you choose, offers to make another copy if you have a problem in the middle of a document....the black strip can be a problem, but if you load the pages fast enough it does not appear on the pages.
Summary: I have a Macbook Pro OS X 10.8.3. Before doing the installation I noticed the software on the disk was only good up to 10.7 . So I went to the brothers website to download the latest drivers for the scanner. The scanner worked fine.
Summary: I purchased this rather than the NEAT receipt scanner and I'm glad i did. double sided color scan is great for recipes, brochures, etc. the small portable design is great for laptop use, & the fact it gets it's power from the USB cable & no power cord is required means you could use it anywhere.
Summary: I just love my new gadget. I scan documents, credit cards, insurance cards, etc..in just seconds. What's important the device doesn't move like most scanners. It works better than my portable scanner and I am loving it. I am Very impressed with my new scanner. Definite recommend. Thank you.