Conclusion: The construction is flimsy. My lid snapped-off at the plastic hinge. Now it has no top so it can't scan. The software is a usability nightmare. something from 1990's. couldn't get quick-buttons to work. Takes 3 interface screens to actually initiate the scan functionality. Scans quickly, but takes to long to generate and save the scan file. Returning it today....
Pros: Compact Design, price
Cons: Difficult to use, Slow-speed scanning, Flimsy Construction, software usability
Conclusion: I wish I could have the last 3 hrs of my life back. Could not install software and connect scanner on my PC or my Mac. Software is a joke! All recent reviews are terrible. Not sure what happened to the product. Stay away!
Cons: Slow Connectivity, Difficult to use, Slow-speed scanning
Conclusion: This is the least reliable scanner I have ever used. The software it comes with looks like it was designed in the mid-90s. I've had about one day of good usage, and the rest of the time it doesn't even connect to my PC. Spend a bit more, and avoid this scanner like the plague.
Pros: Compact Design
Cons: Slow Connectivity, Difficult to use, Flimsy Construction, rarely even connects
Conclusion: I have four Canon cameras + a very highend lens for one, but why they are skimming the bottom of the pond with this item is beyond me. I only need about 10 scans a week, so no need to spend big bucks. This little device is simply nasty with an iMac. I tossed a perfectly good, 10yr old scanner because the screen was becoming opaque. This has a nice size, cheap price and single USB connection. But, it took me a while to discover you cannot hook it to an unpowered hub.
Pros: Compact Design, High resolution
Cons: Difficult to use, Flimsy Construction, poor mac connectivity
Conclusion: I purchased a LIDE100 which lasted less than a year. I only scan less than 100 items a year. Canon was nice about replacing this under warranty. They replaced with LIDE110 and now 10 months later it quit working. The original warranty period applies, so now I must buy a new scanner. It will not be a Canon.
Conclusion: The equipment is simple enough, but I was expecting plug and play functionality with W7. Instead the program is difficult, not intuitive at all and won't do simple tasks such as save as, delete or other functions one expects with a program. It is the worst functioning program I have ever used in years and I've been at it for 18 years total, Mac and PC.
Summary: EZ setup-EZ install-EZ scanning BUT once the image is saved to your computer, it is very difficult to do something with the image...no instructions on moving the image to your email account or even burning the image to a DVD! No instructions...tried Canon tech support...useless. No moving or copying images by dragging. It is possible to attach images to email or burm to to a DVD but expect to really work at it for a long time the first time.
Summary: It was exactly what I wanted if it had worked. It worked perfect on the initial set up, then I moved it to a different desk and it never worked again. It seemed as if the white plastic cogs may have been jamming, it kept saying it was locked. I locked, unlocked several times, rebooted, reinstalled, and it just would not scroll more than a quarter inch. The idea is right, the parts just need to be better quality.