Summary: This is a cheap, lightweight, portable scanner. This scanner scans at a slower speed than other scanners. Also it only scans a maximum of 8.5x11. Get a difference scanner if you want to scan legal size papers. However, this scanner cuts off less than other scanners on the edges. Other scanners have higher quality images, but if you just need a general scanner for small pages this one is a good deal. It conveniently has a USB connection for data and power.
Summary: I have two of these on two different computers. It's small, light, runs power through the USB cable (no wall wort). The Canon Scangear software is user friendly. I use Scangear with Irfanview, which is free. If you need a scanner that has a small footprint, this is it. If you hate wall worts, this is the scanner you want.
Summary: This is an easy to use, lightweight flatbed scanner. It really is plug and play and the scans are fast and of high quality. No power supply to mess with either- it powers from the USB port. I recommend it.