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Brother ImageCenter ADS-1500W Wireless Compact Scanner, 600 x 600 dpi, 20 Sheet ADF

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

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

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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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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3.0

Good but not enough

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from Quebec

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

Bluetooth not is ont very userfriendly and may be long to relearn intructions and loss of time. But when you got it's work well

 
1.0

Disappointed in product

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from PA

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

We retured the scanner to the store. It was that bad, not business quality in the least.

 
4.0

Nice, Compact Scanner

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from Peachtree City, GA

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

This scanner has a small footprint with big machine capabilities. The scanner was easy to setup and connected to my network, and has worked flawlessly. It is easy to store out of the way when not in use. The print quality is excellent and functions as advertised. The machine is of a caliber that I have come to expect from Brother. Great product for my home office.

 
5.0

Love the size, Works the Best!

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from Arizona

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

I'm comparing to another scanner I had and my Brother is way on top! I love the size, it doesn't clutter my desk. When I'm ready, it turns right on and gives me a great scan copy for my program (paperless, better than Neat), and so easy to work with my Mac.

 
5.0

Time Saver with Great Features

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from Shenandoah Valley Virginia

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

Scanner is a great timesaver - like the features you can set this scanner up so many ways to do what you like. The receipt carrier is great, keeps longer or fragile reciepts from getting jammed up.

 
5.0

The Best One

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from Chicago area

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

I have owned and used several other scanners from name brand companies. This Brother scanner is by far the best. The unit is compact and user friendly. I also like that Brother provides driver updates for Windows when newer versions are added.

 
5.0

Compact and Efficient

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from Ohio

Verified Buyer

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

Makes very good double sided color scans for signed documents, etc. I only need the device once in a while to scan signed legal documents, etc. If the document feeds a bit crooked, the final pdf comes out straight and clean. Recommended.

 
4.0

Great mobile scanner

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from Springfield, MO

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

This is a great unit. I bought the hard case for it also. It makes beautiful scanned PDF files either to a computer or a flashdrive. I have not used it for photos.

The only reason I did not give it a solid five is because you have to reset the date and time every time you plug it in. Using it with a computer, it will sync with the computer. Using a flashdrive you have to set date and time which is how I use it most the time. This could be easily corrected and powered by a watch battery.

 
5.0

need help

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from Colorado

Verified Buyer

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

I can't get this to run on my HP notebook. I think it is something in my setup

 
5.0

Works well

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from Phoenix, AZ

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

Product works as advertised. Software package is user friendly and works flawelessly. Setup was intuitive and allowed for quick transition from package to production. Scans are accurate and made the transition from paper to electronic records easy.

 
5.0

Great Duplex Scanning

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from Fall River, MA, United States

Verified Buyer

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

I had to use this equipment a little while before I could give it a fair review, and with that said I want to say that this scanner is great. I am glad it uses the TWAIN Drivers and that it does 2 sided scanning, along with scanning in color. It is small and compact, which makes it very portable. I seems a little on the overweight side, but not much. It has the weight that I like to anchor it to the desk without having to worry about it falling over. All-in-all this is a very good product.

 
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!

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