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Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color

Document Scanner - 18ppm - Wireless - 2.7" Color Touchscreen display - USB 2.0 - View Complete Details

Product Number: BRTADS1500W

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Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color - 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 QuickBooksĀ®.

  • 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 ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color
 
4.1

(based on 133 reviews)

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    (67)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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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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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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4.0

Works Well;Small Footprint;Good Value

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from Fremont, CA, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

This unit does what it says it does and generally I am pleased with it. It also comes with better than average support by phone. I also regard it as a good value. It has both wireless and USB interfaces which is a nice touch. Paper jams are easily cleared. It supports a large number of paper sizes. The unit will directly scan to popular cloud servers. Unfortunately it can be complex to initially setup in order to take advantage of all its features. More comprehensive documentation would help. This is especially an issue for Mac users as much of the documentation is Windows focused. One thing that would make the unit more attractive would be to have rechargeable battery operation. Currently it must have AC power to operate. Given that the email feature only supports POP servers, using it with Apple Mail is not an option as Apple on supports IMAP. Some of the included 3rd party software for OCR scanning and operation could stand some improvement. OCR operation is slow and some of the software interfaces are complex and confusion. The Mac software is 32 bit based which will not longer function after MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra), according to Apple as they will only support 64 bit software in the next major update. The card scanning software is especially confusing and lacks features found in competing products. Many of the scanning features are duplicated in a similar manner in some of the included software packages which adds to the confusion. Better integration would be nice. However the software drivers, from Brother are up-to-date and do support the latest operating systems. While scanning can be started from the color led display panel on the scanner, its 'shortcuts' do not store custom settings but must be redone for each scan. Storing custom setting in 'Shortcuts' would make this feature much more useful. Consumables such as some of the rollers and paper guide have a long life and are easily replaceable by the user at a fair price.

 
4.0

Great Product!

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from Smyrna, TN, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

I use this product almost everyday and it is easy to use. You can scan multiple items at once or one at a time and long items. There are only a few issues I'm not happy with. I don't like using the receipt holder to scan receipts. If you scan the receipts without the receipt holder the receipt could jam up in the scanner. I like to scan at best quality but lowest file space size. Even though you can adjust the file size/quality it doesn't always seem to work well. You either get small file size at low quality or good quality at large file size. I'm still an amateur at using this so maybe there is a way to get the best of both quality and small file size.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great overall and great support

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from Philadelphia, PA, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

I have been using it every day since I bought it, something I did not do with my previous scanner. I have also used their support and it was outstanding@

 
4.0

nice size

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from kincheloe, MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

it is a great size not some giant machince, easy to transport and comes with a great case cord could be made a little better, and takes some time to learn to use allthe features, wish they would add some tutorials.

 
4.0

One feature from Perfection!

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from Long Beach, CA, United States.

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

I love everything about this scanner except one thing. If it could scan and go to my printer direct I could get rid of my copier. Other than that it is terrific!

 
4.0

using the scanner with Window 10

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from North Hills, NY, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

I bought the printer thru Ebay. it look very good small, not a fast scanner but fast enough. I use PAper port for keepng the file with window 10. I load the driver fromthe Brother web site, The scanner ran well on it own program but I cannot make the Paperport program to work or seeing the scanner. also I cannot use the scanner NEAT" with window 10 also. .

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ADS-1500W Scanner

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from Vancouver, WA, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

Great efficient scanner with a small footprint! Highly recommend

 
1.0

Lasted 4 days..

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from Chicago, IL, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

I loved the scanner at first. However, the ADS-1500W locked up after 4 days of light use and would not function. The display became unreadable. I returned it for a refund because I question the durability of the product. Very disappointed!

 
4.0

Brother Scanner

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from Houston, TX, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

Great scanner for the price! Very easy to use and gets the job done fast & efficiently!

 
5.0

Just What We Needed

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from Pacific Grove, CA, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

We needed a compact scanner and found this one, with all the features we wanted, at a decent price. We have used it several times since we bought it, and are very happy with its performance. I recommend this scanner heartily!

 
4.0

Easy to use.

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from Cleveland, OH, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

Easy to use, and works well with most documents, however does not always scan the documents straight. It will feed crooked and the document scans off center.

 
5.0

Fast and efficient.

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from Tracy, CA, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

I am able to stay on top of all the scanned documents, etc for my notary business with the use of this scanner

 
4.0

Good Value

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from West Palm Beach, FL, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

Overall it's a good product. The way it does categories doesn't fit well with how we do business but the scanner is great.

 
5.0

Simple to use

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from Anchorage, AK, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

I had a collection of years of receipts and taxes and was able to put each year on a flash drive, just in case I needed them for future reference.

 
5.0

Easy to use, great features.

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from Tucson, AZ, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

Easy to use, great features and FAST. The documentation on nework and email scanning setup could be better.

 
5.0

Brother ADS-1500W

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from Haverstraw, NY, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

This scanner is the bed I've used to date. The feed rate outpaces anything I've tried before. For home use, and with a limited budget, I'm able to stay organized without devoting a lot of time to filing and finding documents. The bonus software is remarkable and extremely user friendly. I couldn't have asked for more. Good things do come in small packages.

 
5.0

Brother scanner ADS-1800W

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from Georgia

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

Very fast prints multiple pages and set up was easy.

 
5.0

Easy to use

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from Orlando, FL, United States

Comments about Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

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 ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

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 ImageCenter ADS-1500W Document Scanner - Duplex - Color:

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.

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