Summary: The installation instructions are easy to follow. The software installs with just a few clicks. There are options to choose from when installing the software. I choose to install everything offered, using the defaults. This is a great little device. I scanned receipts, business cards and full page documents. I would highly recommend this to any outside sales person. The only down fall I find with it is the need to plug it in the wall .
Summary: Set up on Win XP machine for a novice user. Scanner works great and the software is very intuitive. I trained the user in a matter of minutes. She likes it and is using it effectively. Only complaint: Scanner often pulls the pages sideways.
A good secondary scanner for quick form, bill and letter copies.
23 February 2011
Summary: I had a heck of a time trying to get this running. The short story is go to the Visioneer web site to download the latest tools and utilities. I have it running fine on a Windows 7 notebook. I have a standard flatbed scanner for photos that is my primary use, but for quick scans of bills, receipts etc., it's a great addition. I save everything to PDF and can shred most paper keeping the documents as files backed up on disc. For tax purposes, it's ideal.
Summary: Using the Visioneer Strobe with Windows XP works fine for us; except the unit is much larger than expected and may not be practical enough in size to accompany business travel. The technology in terms of size, speed, greater compatibility, and ergonomics could certainly be improved. However, quality of scans are slightly better than our all-in-one printer with the inclusion of "text capturing.
Summary: This scanner is very different from the scanners I have used in the past. I am used to the "flat bed" type of scanner, which has a glass surface (that never stays clean), and it scans by the light passing underneath the glass. This scanner was moderately difficult to set up, but once done, it worked great with Windows XP. It is relatively simple and straightforward to scan any type of paper document, including photographs.
Summary: Meets my expectations. Works great for converting docs to PDF. Small enough for between my keyboard and monitor, even flips the post scanned page back to me. I only scan a few pages a day but this feels like I am saving hours!
Summary: I purchased three of these scanners. These small scanners are the best for scanning to PDF. However, they are not the best for light text. For standard pages they are the best. The small foot print is great for the desktop.