Summary: Unlike other Kodak scanners I've used, this one is a bit of a fail. The scanner market is pretty full of options and I recommend opting out of this model. The scanner was difficult to set up. The included installation CD did not install the drivers properly. Numerous attempts to reinstall from the disk did not correct the issue. Finally, I was able to find the proper drivers and download them from the Kodak website.
Summary: I had no issues at all in setting up the scanner. It is solid and has just one button. Easy. Others have reviewed the details of it, I just want to focus on one issue: How portable is it? I have a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 CLR 600DPI USB Mobile Scanner (PA03610-B005) and a Magic Wand PDS-ST440-VP Handheld Scanner With Color LCD-Black .
Summary: Sorry Kodak...but I wasn't impressed. First, it isn't stable. It works when it wants too (a bad characteristic if you ask me). Second, it doesn't scan well. I guess I'm comparing this to the Neat system (shouldn't I...it's similar to it) and the quality isn't as good. Third, and final, the software doesn't do what I want it to: scan, organize, keep me in line. I wasn't impressed at all. If you want something to keep you in order and organized, go for the Neat system.
Summary: In short I like the quality of the scans. It also scans quickly and the set up was plug and scan. I use a different program for editing tge scans. I found the kodak software to be pretty basic. I do alot of scans for ancestry and wanted one that was portable. However this CAN be portable but i think its a bit bulky. I use this in combo with a Kodak printer and it all works well together and i get clear quality prints. I am very happy with this scanner...
Some minor inconveniences, but still a decent scanner
Eric C. Sedensky "late-to-jazz musician", Amazon
18 July 2013
Summary: Putting this scanner through its paces had more ups and downs than a roller coaster at Cedar Point. Kodak is a big name in imagery but is not known for its hardware, and having used several high dollar, high speed Fujitsu scanners at work over the years, I came to this i940 scanner with high expectations. In the end, this scanner succeeded in meeting a number of my expectations, but it fell noticeably short in a few other areas.
Summary: Great gizmo. I was born in the early part of the 1960's, and as such I'm now in my early 50's. What does that have to do with a document scanner? Not much other than I have a whole lot of boxes filled with 'important stuff'. Stuff I feel a need to keep, but it would probably be better if I threw most of it out. Now with this ScanMate scanner I can do both. The scanner itself couldn't have been easier to set up.
Summary: Ok lets get to the main stuff. Pros. 3 year warranty. No other scanner company has a three year. All Fujitsus and Canon are 1 year. Almost any electronic device with moving parts will have an issue within three years, usually ten minutes after the one year warranty expires. Built well, and should last a long time with heavy use. Cons. Windows only, no Mac. Big and heavy. Almost not portable. Weighs more than my Fujitsu desktop scanner. Software not the best.
Summary: 2.5 stars. This scanner is just ok. In the vine program, we get to see a bunch of scanners. I really don't quite get this one. It's feature set is average, the size is too big for being portable, yet comes with a very high - portable like - price tag. Another great bother is Kodak has this model for Windows and a completely separate model for Macs. If you use both platforms in your home or office, you'll have to spend another $300+ to get a unit for your Macs.
JoeD Freelance Pro Photographer & Blogger "| ..., Amazon
1 July 2013
Summary: I have owned or used a lot of document scanners over the years. This is clearly a solid heavy duty document scanner. Though Kodak claims it is a mobile scanner, and in a sense it is, I am not sure I would want this scanner in my carrier on. The build quality of the scanner has a very solid feel. Setup is no more than a few minutes and worked flawlessly on a Windows 7 system. I found the mechanical design on par with or better than more expensive scanners.
An interesting alternative to the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i
THATCH "RST", Amazon
27 June 2013
Summary: Over the years I've owned a lot of scanners. In the last 5, most of them have been Fujitsu: Fast scans, double sided, done. It's been a tough place to be competing against Fujitsu in this category lately, but this may be a worthy competitor. This scanner is bigger than the S1300i, especially when the doc feeder and lid are opened, but it is still in the same size category: not a micro scanner for regular backpacking, but not a large desktop model that you wouldn't want...