Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical
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Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical

30-bit Color - 8-bit Grayscale - 18 - 18 - USB - View Complete Details

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Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical - Scan single- and double-sided documents in a single pass at up to 18 ppm with this wireless compact scanner. Easily scan receipts, photos, business cards, embossed plastic I.D. cards and documents up to 34" in length through the auto document feeder. Conveniently scan to PC, FTP, network, e-mail server and USB flash drive, plus directly scan to a variety of Cloud applications. 20-page capacity. Intuitive 2.7" color TouchScreen display provides 12 programmable shortcuts for common scanning destinations. It also includes an array of advanced scanning features, like deskew support, blank page removal, auto image rotation and background removal. Scanner is bundled with a full suite of scanning software, including desktop document and business card management programs, plus BR-Receipts application that helps simplify bookkeeping by organizing scanned receipts and exporting reports to QuickBooks®.

  • Color duplex scanning.
  • Auto document feeder.
  • Enhanced "scan-to" destinations.
  • Intuitive 2.7" color TouchScreen display.
  • Advanced scanning features.
  • Expanded software package.
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Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical
 
4.0

(based on 116 reviews)

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    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Performance, Poor Documentation

We purchased this unit primarily because it was one of the lower priced units that worked wirelessly. The ability to connect a usb flash drive was also a prime motivator. We have this unit...Read complete review

We purchased this unit primarily because it was one of the lower priced units that worked wirelessly. The ability to connect a usb flash drive was also a prime motivator. We have this unit sitting near our paper shredder which is nowhere near a computer. The ability to store a mail account locally is a perk we didn't expect, and we've taken advantage of it by setting up a dedicated email account for the unit. The unit produces good archival scans at 300dpi in color directly to PDF which we use to meet Federal document archiving purposes. Speed is adequate if you turn of de-skew and blank page skip, but becomes positively glacial with those two necessary settings active. This makes me think the unit is lacking internal RAM to perform these manipulations adequately. The document feeder is also poor in that it consistently grabs multiple pages unless you spend a lot of time prepping the documents for scanning- a problem found even in Brother's printers as my 5250-dn laser printer has a near useless manual feed tray as well. The lack of a document catch tray is also irritating. Brother documentation is always poor. There are no clear instructions on how to use the card scanning tools on this device and I spent several hours fiddling to get the unit to scan to an ftp account. Scanning each card from the desktop software was okay, but the scanner is on the other end of the house from the computer. Brother needs to define "NETWORK" on this device in english. Is it Windows Share, Samba, NT, what? It most assuredly does not work with a Macintosh as a "NETWORK" device. Again, Brother's written documentation is poor, so expect to do a lot of tinkering if you want to take advantage of this devices complete abilities. The onboard screen is bright and will remain active if a usb flash drive is attached- the unit will NOT sleep if a flash drive is attached. That is annoying because I wanted to leave a 64gb flash drive plugged in for a 'use and forget' solution. But the unit draws an obscene amount of power when sitting idle with a flash drive connected versus taking the drive out and letting it sleep. That is a design flaw. The shortcut system is nice, but we don't really need to confirm the setup of the shortcut each time we select it. Basically, It's 4 clicks to use some shortcuts- which is the same as just navigating the menus. The most significant FLAW in this device is if you power it off, it forgets all network connectivity. Power it down and turn it back on? Be prepared to re-enter your wireless network information. Supposedly it takes 'time' to reconnect. Well, this unit can sit for 3 hours and never reconnect to my network. Every person I've spoken to that uses this unit has the same problem. That is a design flaw. Luckily, after taking out the flash drive, I can let it sleep, but I should be able to turn the unit off. Overall, this unit is very much a Brother product. It has a lot of technical options that the end user has to figure out on their own as Brother documentation rarely describes how to use their tools well. It has software and hardware quirks that are frustrating, but don't interfere with performance too much. If you are an end user of consumer electronics, this probably isn't for you. If you've used Brother products in the past and are used to the quirks, it's a fine device.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very basic scanner

Purchased this scanner today and I am EXTREMELY dissatisfied. Pros: None. At first I liked its compact size but then as I used it the compact size became a problem. Cons: feels...Read complete review

Purchased this scanner today and I am EXTREMELY dissatisfied. Pros: None. At first I liked its compact size but then as I used it the compact size became a problem. Cons: feels fragile/easy to break A very lengthy set up process. They walk you through the download but then you are on your own for configuring the network setup. Took about 1.5 hours and 2 IT specialists to finally get it set up. DOES NOT HAVE A 1 SIDE scan option when trying to scan into a network. Which makes the scanning painfully slow. I called customer service because I thought surely there was an issue with my device and "tod", my ever so helpful agent, told me that this was just a product limitation and there was nothing that could be done to fix it... your kidding me right? 1 hour on hold for that fantastic advice? This scanner does not have 25ppm. When using network it is closer to 5ppm. Around 10ppm when using usb cable. FALSE ADVERTISING. After scanning 50 documents in a 20 minute time frame the device simply stopped working. Even after a full re-boot the device continued to not work. OVERALL: I will be returning this tomorrow. If you are looking for a scanner for home use and a small 2 page job then this will work fine. If you need to use it consistently then take my word for it and spend the extra money for a quality scanner. THIS PRODUCT is not a quality scanner.

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5.0

Easy to use

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from Orlando, FL, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I like this product I like the ease of use, and how fast it scans my documents

 
5.0

Perfect for the home office desktop.

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I needed a scanner for my home office, one that would take very little space, and that would perform consistently, quickly, and cleanly. The added feature of double sided scanning is a plus. I am very happy with this purchase. I recommend this proudct.

 
5.0

Smooth, quiet, reliable, easy to use

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

This tiny scanner is amazing. I am surprised at how quickly it scans and the scans are very clear. The only problem is that it needs a second set of paper guides to prevent the sheets from going in crooked and getting jammed.

 
5.0

Easy to setup, fast scans, accurate

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from New Jersey, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Had 4+ boxes of paper including receipts, business cards, taxes etc to scan so I could go "paperless". The scanner handled them all very quickly, was done with several large boxes in just a couple of hours. Great way to get back your sforage space in an office. All PDFs are easily searchable, I connected to Dropbox and the software had an easy plugin. Easily stored/not in the way. Very happy with the quality and speed of product.

 
3.0

Great but!

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from Fort Worth, TX, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I have two issues that really bug me: 1. Page properties does not stick when scan profile is created, thet is they are not saved. 2. Setting up for email requires more that rudimentary knowledge. It should be something as easy as setting up a mail client on your phone.

 
5.0

Incredibly fast

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from Melbourne, FL

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Incredibly easy to set up, lightning fast scanning, and works with its own software program or Windows Fax & Scan. It's the best scanner I've ever had.

 
4.0

Fast and easy

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from NC, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

It works like it should. I have already purchased one for my wife. Thanks

 
2.0

Owner/Manager

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from Navarre, FL, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Very Disapointed in this product. Very complicated to understand. Was not what I was looking for.

 
1.0

No Better than the ADS-1500

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from Saint Augustine, FL, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

The wireless feature on "W" version is useless. All other devices one my home network have no problem connecting, the ADS-1500W does not connect requiring repeated set up of the wireless connection. That's no better than the ADS-1500 non-wireless version.

 
4.0

Fast!

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from Florida, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I really love my brother scanner. It's quick and easy and very portable. I have a mobile business and this has saved me more than once!

 
4.0

A great little scanner.

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from Texas, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Easy to set up and use. It is fast and really like the compact size. The Paperport software is a great help for organizing and editing scans. Could use another sliding paper size adjustment at the top of the feeder to help prevent jams by keeping scans straight.

 
4.0

Works pretty good

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from Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Scanner does a good job and is fast. I don't like the idea of putting receipts in a sleeve but it does work of. I had hoped to have software where I could replace my Neat Scanner but none of it works like Neat. Just for a scanner it works just fine. Customer service is good.

 
4.0

Powerful & Portable

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from Georgia

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

This product is a great value, is easily transportable and gets the job done. I love that it can be easily stored and is travel friendly. I would definitely recommend it to others.

 
1.0

Doesn't work

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from East Moline, IL, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I purchased the scanner in October and installed the software on a MacBook Pro. The software will scan two documents, the pinwheel of the software turns like it is processing, turns for more than 30 seconds, then the entire window closes. I re-open the software and can repeat the cycle, only to not have the software product work.

 
4.0

Happy

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from fayetteville nc

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

The only problem I have with the unit is it has a tendency to pull paper in sideways at times, other than that I am very happy with the speed it scans and the clarity of the scanned documents.

 
5.0

great

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from Springfield, KY

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Excellent scanner. Sometimes adds extra page but over all great

 
5.0

Perfect copy and quick. Never a bad copy.

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Great copys, very fast. Easy to use and never a problem with over two thousand copys. I am very happy.

 
1.0

Not a fan

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from Beaufort, SC, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Pages don't separate so they go through one on top of each other so I have to re-scan the file again. Almost every time I use this machine the documents jam. The papers pull though and get sucked in crooked so then the machine jams. I have to sit there and feed them through holding the edges, making sure it goes through ONE BY ONE and straight. I would not buy this product again. I find more frustration with this product than any other machine in my office.

 
5.0

easy and fast and convient to use.

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from Owasso, OK, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I love having the small scanner on my desk always ready to use. I scan everything. I do not fax anymore. I still have to learn other thilngs it will do, but I love the scanning.

 
5.0

Great Scanner

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from Washington, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I am very happy with my Brother scanner. It was very easy to set up and get started scanning. I am impressed with the speed and the double-sided feature. In addition, I have found that I really like the fact that any blank pages are not copied.

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