Visioneer Strobe 500

  • Visioneer Strobe 500
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  • Very intuitive.
  • Portable.
  • Docking station adds automatic document feeder.


  • Both attaching the scanner to and removing the scanner from the docking station is a little tricky.
  • Bundled software very limited.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Advisor on

Overall, the Visioneer Strobe 500 portable scanner is an excellent choice for scanning and converting paper documents into easily readable electronic files for storage and distribution. Richard Jantz...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 63

We recommend this scanner for those that do not need to scan large amounts of...

By PC Mag on 80

The Visioneer Strobe 500 is a personal desktop document scanner complete with an automatic document feeder, but it's also portable if you need it to be. Buy it nowVisioneer is offering a $50 Mail-in Rebate on all Strobe 500 purchases made between...

By Macworld on 60

The Strobe 500 marks the return to the Mac by scanner maker Visioneer after an 11-year absence. The Strobe 500 is a document scanner that features a removable dock that, when removed, allows it to operate as a USB bus-powered, portable scanner. It can...

By LaptopMag on 70

This portable scanner can process two sides of a page at once, and has a removable document...