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Visioneer-strobe-500.32591286
7.7 out of 10

Visioneer Strobe 500

Great Deal: $259.99

Reviews and Problems with Visioneer Strobe 500

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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

fedeco, Amazon
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: was hard for me to set up and store documents might be just my level of computer knowledge
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Overall 4
4.0

not what I had hoped for

Brad, Amazon
3 February 2014
  • Summary: The setup went poorly for us on this scanner. It kept getting hung up with error messages and now we are not sure if everything loaded correctly. I can not get it to scan to PDF even though customer support insists this should work. The customer support is very friendly but their hours are such that I can never talk to them when I am home with the scanner.
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Overall 4
4.0

slow and included software is buggy

Mike Coleson, Amazon
14 January 2014
  • Summary: scan is slower than we expected. sometimes the automatic doc feeder would keep "rolling" after paper went through. came with 2 software packages: both buggy or very hard to deal with.
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Overall 4
4.0

Feeding problems

M. Miller, Amazon
12 December 2013
  • Summary: I have been using this for 2+ years. It was fine for occasional scans (10+ /week), but the last several months have been one feeding problem after another. I never count on it being able to scan immediately. The feeder does not grab the paper without 2-3 tries. It has also started jamming. I took it apart, cleaned it, and carefully re-assembled. No reduction in problems.
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Overall 4
4.0

I wouldn't choose this product again.

Beth Brown, Amazon
7 October 2013
  • Summary: I liked the automatedness and possibilities of display and integration. But if it ever jams on you, continual messages. I wouldn't purchase this again.
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Overall 4
4.0

Often Frustrating to Use

Dennis M., Newegg
11 November 2012
  • Summary: I have three of these machines for over two years. The longer I have them the less well the hardware and software works. The scanning software often locks up and to remedy this I have to either exit and re-run the program, turn the scanner off and on or sometimes reboot the computer before it will scan again. I am continually putting pressure on the paper when I insert it into the feeder so that the first page scans.
  • Pros: Solidly built, produces quality images. provides options on resolution/file size trade-off plus choice of black and white, gray scale and color. Will produce pdf files and has a primative drawing program to edit files.
  • Cons: Document feeder often does not grabe the first sheet. Scanning software often locks up.
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Overall 4
4.0

Complicated and somewhat dysfunctional

kim&kids, Amazon
5 February 2011
  • Summary: I do a lot of research before I buy something like this, I compared many choices before deciding this was the one based on my overall needs. And I did something else, I bought a local Neat Receipt to try out the whole concept of scanning in everything, to make sure I was headed down I path I wanted to travel. Well, the Neat Receipts was/is great! It made me comfortable ordering exactly the right scanner I wanted knowing this concept was going to be a very good thing.
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