Summary: I got this to help me scan in my receipts and signing and forwarding forms because I will be traveling and working in a remote office. I tested out the features, after calibrating, I found it easy to use, simple, straight forward, and the scan quality is pretty good, even with a weeks-old wrinkled receipt I had sitting next to me. What I don't like is the larger USB type B plug.
Summary: I sold my Neat scanner on eBay and bought this product because the Neat, although a good product, was way more that I needed, way too complicated to use. I wanted something that would scan and save to jpg or PDF, period, nothing more. Since I bought this I am scanning everything, saving everything for future reference and getting rid of my paper mess.
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20 November 2012
Summary: Obviously, if you're using a mobile scanner, you're in a hurry. Overall, this is a very nice scanner. However, if you're in a time crunch, you'll have one complaint - there is no paper input guide! Cons: - No guides! There is nothing to guide the paper along to ensure the page doesn't move or shift, which screws up that page scan. You can end up with a lopsided scanned document, which you'll have to re-scan to rectify.
Summary: I just ordered and received one of these scanners. Bottom line is this: The instruction manual and drivers that ship with the scanner are out of date. The directions will tell you to use OS X's Image Capture program to calibrate the scanner. (If you don't calibrate it after installing the software your scans will fail. The error message is "Run TWAIN software.
I like the product but I wish more thorough documentation was provided.
16 September 2011
Summary: I found that the actual operation of the scanner software was a little awkward. My notification bar filled up with scanner icons for some reason. Took me quite a while to erase each one and I could not find any mention of this in the documentation provided. The actual scanning of documents was perfect, however; clear in both color (slow) and b/w (pretty quick).
Summary: This product serves its purpose admirably as a convenience scanner which does not take up a lot of space. Quality of the scans is fair to good. It does not replace a high resolution scanner by any means, but it is a CONVENIENCE. For the price I paid, $80, it is well worth it. My general experience with Brother products has been EXCELLENT in terms of reliability.
Summary: This will be a bit of a lengthy review, as I will describe how I personally use the scanner in my digital office. I will also address some complaints other reviewers mentioned and some easy tips to address them. Some reviewers mentioned the scanner doesn't always grab their documents. To fix this, just make sure you align the document properly along the right-hand side of the scanner.
Summary: Purchased this scanner based upon all the rave reviews from others, but there's not much comment on the Mac side. The retail box only says it works for Windows, but don't stress Mac zealots. This scanner works on Mac OSX 10.3 to 10.8. I paid $140 and some change and got the scanner within a week. I have a weigh scale that's super accurate, so I can tell you that the scanner is fairly light for travel purposes.
Summary: I bought this item for scaning bills and receipts, insead of having to file away so much paper each month. We are using this more as a tool for doccumentation, rather than technical features so the image file or document doesn't have to look perfect-- it just needs to scan perfectly so we can reference the information in the future. The best parts are that it is so small and easy to use.