Love the Strobe 500, even with extra effort to use with MacBook!!
3 July 2013
Summary: I love this scanner. My only issue was that it does not come with drivers for MacBook so to use it with my MacBook, I had to use software called ExactScan. ExactScan was not very easy to figure out, but thankfully, their support was awesome and after a few back-and-forth emails, everything was up and running. I really really like the way this scanner works and its versatility. I highly recommend it.
Summary: This scanner is very fast, with very few mis-feeds. It has plenty of features and functions. One good one is "Transfer to storage" where your scans are automatically stored in any folder you like on your computer. I have years of documents to scan aand this scanner is ripping through them very quickly.
Summary: The Visioneer Strobe 500 is packaged with everything you will need to open the book and commence scanning. It is so well equipped that it even comes with a European-style power adapter. The scanner has a small footprint making it a space-saver on the desk and can be further broken down into "travel mode" by easily detaching the scanner from its base.
Summary: The Visioneer Strobe 500 is a remarkable little sheet-fed scanner,which comes with ScanSoft PaperPort 11 and ScanSoft OmniPage 15 as well as custom OneTouch 4.0 software and both TWAIN and WIA (Windows-specific) drivers. The unit is amazingly small but has the feel of an extremely well-built machine with precision-made parts. It comes with a power cord with inline transformer (like a laptop) but includes five different power cables for different countries.
Summary: Just what I wanted. I was looking for a small (footprint) scanner for my desk. I manage a lot of paper in my work, e.g. notes from meetings, articles from newspapers/journals, receipts, etc. Wanted to file electronically and have the convenience of doing at my desk. So far this has been the perfect solution.
Pros: I bought this at a deep discount from Newegg in June of 2010 and have scanned more than a thousand pages. It has taken a number of ragged-edged, creased-and-unfolded and old-and-brittle pages without complaint, and I can't blame it for the couple it shredded. Depending on paper thickness, the ADF will take more than the rated 20 pages, up to 30 or so. Using the front-feed single-sheet feeder, it scans heavier stock, e.g., covers of paperback books. The accompanying Pa...
Cons: My only complaint would be that it isn't what it isn't -- a larger, office-model scanner that would accept 100 sheets or more at a time so that I wouldn't have to constantly feed it and could do something else while it scanned.