Summary: It's portable and works well in that respect. It is also USB powered and works off your laptop battery, so you will not need batteries or to plug it in when you are traveling, which is a nice plus. But two major drawbacks: 1. Won't scan to PDF. Of course you can scan, then open the image, then save to PDF if you have Acrobat, but it's a lot of extra steps and hassle when you are a busy professional. 2. Also, it scans a multi-page document as a bunch of separate images.
Summary: There are a few things I like about this scanner: It can save multiple pages into a single document. I can select from some presets documents sizes, and color/gray-scale/b&w before I scan. It scans up to legal size paper. It will also allow me to set the size of paper to be scanned manually. I can scan gas station and meal receipts of any size.
Summary: has a mechanical switch that registers as no paper in scanner if receipt is bowed up at all. entrance chute wont take the receipt if its wrinkled at all. works fine on letter paper. if you dont want it for receipts, great product.
Excerpt: I got this to replace my previous scanner (A plustek model that was not compatible with Windows 8). It's a nice scanner for the price but I wish it were faster. It's very small and unobtrusive. Feeding paper is not that easy. I get a lot of misfeeds or feeds where the paper is not "grabbed" and I have to try it all again. This is enough of a problem that I am now looking to find a better scanner for use at my desk.
Summary: In retrospect, I would likely have been better off purchasing a standard wireless printer and keyboard combination, but I wanted a nimble scanner to digitize my pay stubs. This scanner does a better job than many similar products, but it certainly takes some work! While I would not actively recommend it to anyone, I certainly wouldn't recommend against it-- so long as you know what you're looking for. PROS + Light, sleek design.
Excerpt: I have yet to get a single document to scan in straight. Every single one is crooked and needs to be straightened in my photo editing software. If you're just using it for receipts, it's great. But for things that you want to look nice without extra work, it doesn't perform remotely as well as a regular scanner.
Summary: I've used this scanner to scan documents for work, as well as pictures and drawings. I thought it worked fine for scanning documents into Adobe Pro. I didn't have any problems running OCR after scanning my paperwork. For images and drawings, I am unimpressed. Even at 600 dpi the scans were unclear, with lost information. One drawing I scanned just looked like chicken scratch because the scanner couldn't read the finer lines.
Summary: All flatbed scanners I own have a white background, meaning that if you scan a business card in a full letter size, the background comes out white. The downside of this is that if there is written stuff on the other side and the paper is a bit translucent, the other side will show up lightly in the scan. This scanner does not have a white background, instead is solid black. The problem is that all scans come out with a black strip on the side.