Summary: In the past 2 years we have ordered 19 of these scanners for various business needs. Of those 19, 1 has malfunctioned and required warranty service. The warranty was very smooth and they sent a refurbished scanner as replacement. Things to note, for heavy volume these things do gum up as one would expect. They will require regular cleaning/maintenance which is actually pretty easy. I would say they are pretty reliable overall.
Summary: I'm a heavy user of the Canon DR-M160, and I was looking to branch out with other brands and models. I had heard good things about this Kodak scanner. The hardware is nicely-designed. But the rated speeds for scanning do not match real-world use when actually scanning large batches of documents, because after the scanning itself is finished, the PC then needs to go in and do quite a bit of processing before the documents are done.
Very impressive speed and quality of scans, just lacking decent software
Mary Jo Sminkey "15 years of Amazon Reviews!", Amazon
15 August 2013
Summary: I've had a few other scanners, the little Fujitsu ScanSnap being my favorite. It's reasonably fast but only does up to 25 pages max so not the best for all my scanning needs. This scanner certainly blows it away, particularly when I need to scan a lot of color documents at once, it's impressively fast and the quality of the results generally top notch.
Summary: I have four high-speed scanners: a Fujitsu ScanSnap 510 (now obsolete), an Epson GT-S50, a Brother ADS-2000 and this Kodak i2800. The first three are in the $400 range; this one is obviously much more expensive. They all work well, but if you have a significant number of pages to scan, the difference in speed between the Kodak and the others is outstanding. Let's look at the Kodak scanner in more detail.
Summary: If the price did not give it away, this scanner is intended for business heavy duty use. It is not designed (or priced) for a home-user. It is important to choose the proper product for the application. The Kodal I2800 is a very impressive product with a very solid build quality and reasonable footprint. Installation took about 5 minutes to acheieve a workable, non-customized state. It is heavier compared to any "home user" model I have ever used.
Blazingly fast, but not as user-friendly as the Fujitsu ScanSnap
14 July 2013
Summary: I've used the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 for about 6 months now, and it's the only scanner I can compare to the Kodak i2800. I have a small home office and use the ScanSnap (and tested this Kodak i2800) for both business and personal use. This Kodak scanner won out for speed. It really churns out the images, so if you have to scan a lot every day, this may be a good buy - if you don't mind the lack of good user-friendly software.
Summary: Bottom line: Very pricy, but if you need to deal with lots of paper, this scanner is a joy to use. Wonderful paper handling, speedy, compact and easy to use. Full review: I have to deal with mountains of paper for work, and much of it needs to be scanned for usage and archiving. My workhorse so far has been an Epson Workforce Pro GTS-50 and have been generally pleased with it. But, I'm always looking for something that will help streamline the workflow for scanning.
Summary: Just received our scanner. Will be using it to scan prescriptions to keep a digital copy on file in our shop. After the first initial hour of use I can only say the following: 1. Installation was EASY 2. The device is very compact, I love it! Who would even think it performs the way it does being so small. 3. This scanner scans like it's on steriods (in a good way)! It's very FAST. Almost too fast, sheets can get a little "cluttered" from time to time.