Summary: The IRIScan Book 3 Wireless Portable 900 dpi Color Scanner was offered to me for evaluation and for a fair and unbiased review. With that said, let me say that while I mostly agree with the review posted by Manwinpro on Sept, 21, 2013, which by the way is an insightful review, I must say that apparently the battery issue has been resolved to some degree.
7 different scanners, one that works--this one. Way to go IRIScan!
Amazon Customer Since Amazon Sold Only Books "Life is a journey...the destination, enigmatic.", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I've been through at least 6 of these different scanners, and returned each one because they never work as advertised. When the manufacturer sent me this to review, I had low expectations as to it's ability to live up to the hype. Right out of the box, it looks a lot like others that are out there. The white color is nice. The screen is clear and easy to maneuver. (Batteries are included, which is convenient, too.) The scanner, unlike the others, works!
Summary: This is pretty good if you just want to do basic scans of things. I thought of most of the times I have ever needed to scan anything.... and I just needed basic scans so it would fit the bill! Its a bit tricky to manoeuvre but once you lay things flat its OK although getting the rollover over things can be tricky. The three settings work fine you just have to go a little slower with the higher DPI so you don't get an error.
Summary: The scanner is surprisingly small. Just like a ruler. It is delightful to use. Comes with three batteries. Just open up where indicated and put them in. I referred to the pdf manual to do this step just to be sure. You drop in a 2 GB microSD card provided. Make sure you insert it correctly. These are so tiny. I haven’t tried putting a larger microSD card. The user interface is very intuitive.
Scanning to Word, Excel, Paint is a snap! Scan to Mac, iPad, other tablets, too.
I Do the Speed Limit, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: This hand-held scanner is smaller than a ruler, lightweight, comes with a pouch, and is easy to transport. It is totally portable. I think it’s a really convenient asset to carry with you on trips to the library—or anywhere you don’t have access to a copier. Besides that, it works well copying book pages, where copiers fall way short of producing satisfactory results. Simple to program: You can choose to save as PDF or JPG. Scans in color or black and white.
A reasonably good scanner but the OCR leaves much to be desired, even when tested on their own printed documentation!
Rob Slaven, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I received this product free for review but as always, despite receiving a free product I'm perfectly candid in my review. My observations follow below in more or less chronological order. * No written docs included. Refers you to a website that's filled with typos. But they're funny ones at least. You can click on 'troubleshootings' if you are having trouble. * Scan quality is pretty crisp. See my first photo scan of the warranty card. That sucker is very sharp.
Summary: I own another small scanner similar to this one but I like this one so much more than my other one. This one appears to scan much easier with a better choice of resolutions. BATTERY INSTALLATION This product comes with 3 AAA batteries that need to be installed. Go to the end of the wand that says IRIScan Book, look above the text where the black part of the wand is located, you will see the text *open*, slide the cap away from the wand.
Summary: At the price and for what it does, this little handheld scanner is an excellent buy and well worth considering. Please re-read those words very carefully. They do not say that this is the best scanner ever made, or that it is perfect, or that it doesn't take a little care and patience to use, or that it will do everything.