"Worst. Scanner. Ever. *but it looks GREAT!*"0.5 starson by atakra
Pros: It Looks Great!
Cons: it is virtually unuseable.
Summary: I run a standard comic book store online. I actually liked the previous version of this produce although it DID have some useability issues and the software was buggy. But at least the previous version WAS Useable! I used it for a year before I lost it in a state-to-state move.
Anyways, I figured that the sleek iPod-esque version would have the same problems as the first model, but I was proven wrong within 13 scans.
SUDDENLY the iPod-esque stand up version started scanning ALL the images that I was using (and I was scanning COMIC BOOKS... IT'S NOT LIKE SCANNING IS BRAIN SURGERY) in differing degrees of crookedness.
I would have to center each image *perfectly* with each preview scan and even if I did that, there was no guarantee that it would center with the final scan. In addition, each scan had roughly a quarter inch shaved off of the left-hand side, no matter where I placed the comic book on the glass.
SOOOOO, I updated the software after getting so pissed off that I beat my wife and children for an ENTIRE evening (She is still yelling at me about that, Thanks HP!). ... and for the first few scans it *seemed* to work. But within an hour my square images started looking like scans from the early Egyptian days again. There is nothing like looking at square images in Sandscript.
I subsequently boxed this inherrently terrible piece of technology up and returned it to Office Depot where I had purchased it from, and bought the much newer (although not as beautiful looking) cannon flatbed scanner and haven't had a complaint ever since. I must commend the phone-in customer service person at Office Depot. She let me know that I had indeed been conned by the beauty of the item in question, and then let me know that SHE HERSELF had also had issues with the product and had also chosen a competitor's product as a replacement.