Excerpt: A little over a year ago my wife gave me this Canon Lide 20 scanner for Christmas, we decided for it because its fairly small and so it fits between the keyboard, screen, mouse and printer and all the junk in my computer desk.
Love to review it, but got from The EKlectic Shop LLC
17 August 2013
Summary: Guess you get what you pay for. Silly enough to buy from a place that doesn't bother to check anything and wouldn't refund the money and couldn't replace it. If you do get one *check the contents carefully immediately*! Don't wait!
Summary: I used it to scan in old B&W family/personal snapshots so I could email them to other family members and post on Facebook. It took several attempts to figure out how to use it for that, but ultimately it was successful. If I had to do it over again, I'd scan only ONE photo on each page, so that it would be easier to label them individually, but otherwise, they would just by lying around, unseen, in a manila envelope.
Summary: I have a habit of selecting like products and choosing the very cheapest one, sometimes it's a bust. This scanner was brand new, opened box, cheap and great. i fully recommend this company whole heatedly. That is all I am going to say.
Summary: The Canon CanoScan LiDE20 Flatbed Scanner is a light weight, easy to use scanner. It's great to use it as a portable scanner to take to the clients home to scan their photos into my laptop for restoration. The only bad thing is that it's only compatible with a 32 Bit System...and not a 64 bit. That's fine with me though because my laptop is an older one.
Summary: I now have two of these. I keep one at home and the other at work. I do consulting and need a portable office. The CanoScan LiDE 20 has 600x600 resolution and can save in PDF format, it's very thin, draws power direct from the USB cable, and it's relatively quick. What's not to love? OK, so I only scan a few documents a week, and it's mostly text and pencil sketchs of engineering concepts. It does these things well.