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Quick, Easy, Portable, Does the Job! Could be 5 STAR if....
on 23 September 2013
This is an excellent product for what it's designed for...Do not expect 'perfect' flat bed quality scans from this, because the bit that's doing the scanning is being controlled by something that is not perfect i.e the smoothness of the motion from your own arm! Anyone who thinks this product is rubbish has purchased the wrong item for them. It's great at what it's designed for. quickness and ease!
This is ideal for:
Referencing books e.g library, friends work, newspapers etc...
Backup copies of receipts
Portability and practicality
This is NOT ideal for:
Wanting perfect copies of photographs to be printed and framed
Wanting high quality scans that show every finite detail like the original source.
Copying legal documents or any other that requires to be 'exactly' as the original
PLEASE REFER TO MY IMAGES UPLOADED ABOVE
This scanner comes with clear ENGLISH instructions, carry case and cleaning cloth. The batteries last a long time, I've done over 250 scans and I've got two thirds battery remaining! BRILLIANT! If you use rechargeables even better and cheaper! Scanning takes around 2 seconds on 300dpi, yes really 2 seconds, up to about 6 seconds on 900 dpi per page. You can start and stop scanning to suit your needs on the page, i.e you don't have to scan the whole thing. USB connection all connected fine, I had trouble with OCR software but I don't need it and there are plenty of free software downloads that offer OCR capability anyway. Auto 3 minute turn off. Memory cards are dirt cheap, get yourself a class 10 8GB and you can use it in other things like your smartphone or camera. Compared to photographing documents with your smartphone this device is far better in my opinion. Take a look at my images to compare and see why!
If you need a portable scanner that wont take up much room and can easily scan what you need quickly without you having to have perfect results get it!
1) Take your time, BUT... The error led light comes on if you go too quick so it's hard to do a cr*p scan.
2) Scan down the page. Hold the scanner with the logo the right way up and scan the LEFT page. Then turn the scanner 180 so the logo is upside down and scan top to bottom the RIGHT page.
The reason for this is that you can get close into the join of the book (as the scan light is slightly off-centre underneath)
Hope this review was helpful. Thumbs up if you like it! Ta
P.S the only reason for not being 5 star is that you can't delete the scan you've just done, therefore if you cock-up the scan it just sits on the memory card until you upload to PC.