Summary: I purchased this item through Amazon in February 2007. It has performed reasonably well for most applications. I recently upgraded to a new computer and needed to reload the application software. I couldn't find my original disk, so I called Plustek technical support, who told me that the I would need to get a replacement disk from them.
Summary: Had to replace my other similar scanner as this was the only one I could find to support Vista 64 bit. It does work just fine with the OS but after a few scans it develops a black line down the center of every document. Calibrating and cleaning will remove it but only for 2 or 3 scans and then it's back...customer service has been less than helpful. Hoping that someone else will come out with some 64 support and I'll be switching products again.
Summary: The scanner didn't work upon installation. With a second load of software, it went a little further, but still was not funcitonal. After 3 attempts to contact the manufacturer for assistance (e-mail and phone messages) there is still no reply and nothing works.
Summary: Great little scanner for field work up to A4, I do genealogy research and quite often the docs/p[hoto's need to stay where they are and this gives much better results than using a digital camera.
Summary: This is a neat, quick and efficient little device, easy to set up and use, and a most practical portable accessory for use with a laptop. Though the range of scanning options is obviously more limited than those of a fully-featured flat-bed scanner, it is working very well for the purpose I wanted; that is, scanning a variety of old photographs of different sizes and weights, and in both monochrome and colour, many of them badly faded and marked.
Summary: This is exactly what I've been looking for. It's no bigger than the cardboard tube from a roll of kitchen towel and almost as light. I was apprehensive about the quality of the scans, but willing to accept reduced quality for the portability and convenience. I was very pleasantly surprised, scans are good and the only fault I can find is when scanning small items, such as a 6 x 4 photograph.
Summary: Like this a lot. it is versatile and very light & portable. The software supplied is comprehensive, especially at this price. It is bus powered but works fine even from my laptop. There is a little difficulty in inserting the paper square but that is to be expected in a portable machine like this. Delivery was prompt and it was well described.
Summary: i absolutely love this scanner, for my needs it is almost perfect. I travel a lot internationally, and often I am carrying out audits of other companies....to have a small scanner with me to make copies of documents is really useful. I have tried carrying a canon A4 scanner, but when i took it out of my suitcase it had stopped working. This Plustek scanner is small enough to fit in my computer bag, and take with me to site. It is also a bonus to be USB powered.
Summary: Excellent product. I was fed up with having to lug around an A4 flatbed scanner and my employer insists that I email scanned images of my expenses receipts. This does the trick. Only downside is that you have to take care loading the pages to be scanned so they go in straight but that is fairly easy to achieve. Buy one!