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: I have mixed feelings about this item but have given it four stars overall, as: 1. This is NOT compatible with the Mac, although there is nothing on the product description to indicate this. On the actual box it mentions only Windows operating systems, and the software on the provided disc is for Windows only (disappointing as it is good value - the Abbyy FineReader alone is worth quite a few quid).
Summary: Very handy in that it fits into a laptop bag without taking too much room. I use it nearly every day for sending sketches relating to work projects back to my office and having this has meant that my days of trying to beg access to a fax machine are gone.
Excerpt: "This scanner's intended purpose was to provide a portable scanner for my laptop - something that I could carry around without lugging a box that was bigger than my actual laptop! It had to meet 3 requirements: be portable, scan quickly and scan in detail - as I wanted to be able to scan in business cards for work and the occasional article. Anything else was a bonus. So, what did I actually make of the M12 scanner. Well after having this scanner ...
Pros: Lightweight, Portable, Compact, High Quality, Good Software & Bundled Stuff
Cons: Can't Scan In Books/Booklets/Full Size Newspapers Direct
Summary: Ich habe einen besonders kleinen Scanner gesucht weil ich auf Montage arbeite. Der Scanner wird nur über das USB Kabel betrieben. Das Gerät funktioniert gut, aber bei Blättern mit vielen Linien und Schrift kommt das Gerät an seine Grenzen. Ich habe etwas eingescannt und der Scanner hat Linien weiter gezogen wo auf dem Blatt keine sind und somit auch die Schrift an andere Stelle gesetzt.