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7.7 out of 10

Visioneer Strobe 500

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Visioneer Strobe 500 Review: Desktop and Mobile Scanner is a Mixed Bag

Notebooks.com
3 February 2011
  • Excerpt: The Visioneer Strobe 500 is a unique scanner. It is both a desktop scanner and a mobile scanner in one. It achieves this double life with a docking station that holds the scanner and turns it into a sheetfed duplex scanner. The dock has both a paper feeder and a holding tray to keep the sheets after they are fed through the scanner.
  • Pros: Versatile, Duplex scanning on the go, Includes international power cables
  • Cons: Crooked sheet feeding, Poor quality photo scans, No help for Mac users, Mac driver must be registered but how to is not explained, Mac driver is extremely limited, Only scans to PDF on Mac
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Overall 8
8.0

Visioneer Strobe 500

PC Magazine
30 August 2010
  • Conclusion: The Visioneer Strobe 500 is a personal desktop document scanner complete with an automatic document feeder, but it's also portable if you need it to be.
  • Pros: Portable. Docking station adds automatic document feeder. Fast text recognition. Digitally enhances hard-to-read originals.
  • Cons: Both attaching the scanner to and removing the scanner from the docking station is a little tricky.
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Overall 6
6.0

From the Lab Visioneer Strobe 500

Macworld
11 February 2010
  • Excerpt: (1 items) The Strobe 500 marks the return to the Mac by scanner maker Visioneer after an 11-year absence. The Strobe 500 is a document scanner that features a removable dock that, when removed, allows it to operate as a USB bus-powered, portable scanner. It can scan color or black and white and scan both sides of a sheet of paper simultaneously at a resolution of 600 dpi. The beige and black Strobe 500 is a portable scanner about the size of a box of Saran wrap.
  • Pros: Removable dock for USB bus-powered portability
  • Cons: Scans of images contained strange artifacts, Bundled software very limited
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Overall 7
7.0

Visioneer Strobe 500

LAPTOP Magazine
22 January 2010
  • Summary: Although its 2.2-pound weight (3.9 pounds with the docking station) might turn off frequent fliers, we recommend the $349 Visioneer Strobe 500 as a portable scanner that’s fast and functional. It can scan multiple sides of a document or business card, feed multiple pages at once, and, thanks to the included software, search inside PDFs. Its software could be more intuitive to use, but we like that this scanner is compatible with both Macs and PCs.
  • Pros: Capable of duplexing, Optional docking station with an autofeeder, Simple hardware interface, Software allows users to search inside PDFs, Mac-compatible,
  • Cons: Dated design, Included software has a complicated UI, Expensive,
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