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Visioneer Strobe XP 300

Visioneer Strobe XP 300
alaScore 74

60 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Visioneer Strobe XP 300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 60 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Visioneer Strobe XP 300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Visioneer Strobe XP 300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

29% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Visioneer Strobe XP 300 Duplex Mobile Scanner PDF TWAIN (SXP3005D-WU)Visioneer Strobe XP 300 Sheetfed scanner (Windows)

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Visioneer Strobe XP300

 

The Visioneer Strobe XP300 ($399 direct) is the latest in a long line of Visioneer scanners that are both small enough to fit between your keyboard and monitor, and light enough to be portable. As with earlier models, this one can be a welcome...

Duplex scanning. Portable. Small enough to sit between a keyboard and monitor for quick, easy use. Bundled with PaperPort scanning and document-management program

Sheet-fed only, making it a poor choice for scanning photos. No automatic document feeder

The small, portable Visioneer Strobe XP300 makes scanning two-sided documents quick and easy for those who process a few pages at a time.

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Great thing do come in small packages

 

Amazing quality and speed, might have little trouble with folded papers, Its only missing an auto feed feature.

Small, amazing quailty

no auto feed

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Tempramental, buggy, poor quality scans

 

I upgraded to this scanner from the Visioneer Strobe Pro NT, which I've had about 5 years. Big mistake! Scan quality is much worse, and documents are always skewed, even with auto-straighten and very careful placement of document into scanner. Scan...

Better than no scanner at all, but not by much

Buggy Drivers, poor quality scans, support not helpful

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Tempramental, buggy, poor quality scans

 

I upgraded to this scanner from the Visioneer Strobe Pro NT, which I've had about 5 years. Big mistake! Scan quality is much worse, and documents are always skewed, even with auto-straighten and very careful placement of document into scanner. Scan...

Better than no scanner at all, but not by much

Buggy Drivers, poor quality scans, support not helpful

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Do not buy

 

Have had 2 DocketPost scanners from Ambir, thought this was the same, it was not. I have a busy optometric office and this scanner slowed us down with constant mis feeds and blank scans.

Duplex scanning, one touch interface

Keeps jamming, does not hold calibration, will not scan consistently

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Visioneer Strobe XP 300 SXP3005DWU 48bit Duplex 600 x 600dpi Scanner

 

we use several of these scanners in our office, easy to use

not happy yet, waiting for exchanged unit

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Seeing is believing...

 

I called Newegg and complained about the various issues. THe lady agreed to waive the restocking fee and issued an RMA. there must be too many ppl complaining.

Small footprint, compact design

Being a long time user of the Strobe product, all the way up to XP 200, I really loved it. however this XP 300 is a major disappointment. it has all the negatives ppl mentioned in the reviews (how naive that I didn't want to believe)--paper jam w/ the...

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A Giant Leap Backwards

 

Unable to adjust feed delay - causes 'hair trigger' effect and many many misfeeds.

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Disappointing

 

This is the worst scanner I have ever owned (including several previous Visioneer sheetfed scanners). Better alternatives are the other Visioneer Strobes or the Plustek OpticSlim M12, all costing less.

Scans in color and on both sides of the page. Comes with Paperport software package, an excellent document management program

Weak integration with Paperport software makes this a step back from any previous Visioneer sheet-fed scanner. Agree with other reviewers that the poor paper handling is a major impediment, often requiring several tries to get a good scan. Only really...

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Poort paper handling

 

Very small footprint. I really like Paperport (which is supplied with this) and have used it for years. Duplex ability. I owned a similar scanner years ago and it worked well. Includes multi oulet adapters for international travel, however useless for...

Regardless of the paper being fed, the rollers would not always grip the paper and it would slip causing distorted images. It does come with sheets it enclosed an odd shaped form...I would find it tiresome to use it on many things

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Product Specifications

The Visioneer Strobe XP 300 is a reliable duplex scanner for the office, on the road or at home. Measuring only 2" x 2.5" x 12" and weighing a mere 20 ounces, the Strobe XP 300 is slim and lightweight. It fits neatly on a desk and packs easily alongside your laptop or in a briefcase for travel. Scans anywhere because it is powered through the USB port, or choose wall-powered mode to conserve your laptop battery. Now you can quickly scan, file and store all of your documents, plastic ID cards, photos, articles, brochures and business cards no matter where you are. The Visioneer Strobe XP 300 instantly turns paper documents into distributable digital files and when powered through the USB port, can be used even when electrical power is not available, convenient and compatible. Imagine being able to scan receipts in your car, business cards on an airplane and work effortlessly in foreign countries.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.5in
Height:2in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:12in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Visioneer
Model:XP 300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Visioneer Standard Service/Visioneer Strobe

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Business card
Supported Media Type:Business card / Plain paper
Type:Sheetfed scanner

Service & Support

Full Contract Period:1year/2years
Location:Carry-in
Service Included:Parts and labor
Type:Extended service agreement

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP
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