Monday, July 11, 2016

Praise for the Fujitsu ScanSnap

Kirk McElhearn:

If I had known, I would have opted for the more expensive ScanSnap iX500 (, Amazon UK), which has a larger document feeder, and wifi, and is faster. And I’ve thought from time to time that, if mine dies, I’ll replace it with the better model, but it seems to be a workhorse. It’s rare that I have a lot of documents to scan, and it’s no hassle to have the device connected to my Mac.

But, for now, this is one of the best pieces of hardware I’ve ever bought. It’s an essential tool for a modern home or office, where we are inundated with paper.

I tried many document scanners over the years, but none worked reliably. I wanted to go paperless, but not if the hardware was always getting in the way. About nine years ago, I got a ScanSnap S500m. It seemed expensive, but it ended up being one of my best purchases ever. It’s so easy to use, almost always does the right thing, and mine is still going strong today—although the plastic has yellowed like a Mac 128K.

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My Doxie just fell off my desk, and a tiny connector inside it broke. I took it apart and soldered it back together, but I don't know how long it's going to work, so this is quite timely :-)

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