Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Deluxe Bundle Scanner for PC (PA03656-B015)
- Blazing 25ppm color scanning
- Two sided scanning
- USB or Wi-Fi connection to a computer
- Scan to iOS and Android mobile devices
- Deluxe Bundle comes with Rack-2Filer Smart For Windows® users
ScanSnap iX500 Deluxe
The ScanSnap iX500 is the scanner that intuitively guides you through every step of the scanning process, and lets you access your documents anywhere and anytime. Scan to and view across a range of popular cloud services, or wirelessly scan to your PC, Mac, iPad/iPhone, and Android devices. A host of automated settings are designed for effortless scanning. Scan your everyday documents, from business cards to A4 and even A3 paper. Once scanned, you can send the data to Word, Excel, e-mail, and SharePoint amongst others.
Wi-Fi or USB Connection to a PC or Smart Device
The iX500 comes with a built-in, dual-core “GI” image processing engine that takes ScanSnap to the next performance level. It offers the paper feeding performance of expensive high-speed, high-volume devices, enhanced through USB 3.0 support, at a price that won’t break your office budget. Or you can break free from USB and place the ScanSnap just about anywhere in the room with Wi-Fi connectivity to a PC or Mac. The iX500 now offers the unique ability to link directly with your iPad, iPhone, and Android devices via a Wi-Fi connection. Fitted with a newly-developed GI processing engine, the iX500 means that users can now wirelessly operate the scanner via their smart device and the ScanSnap Connect App to create high quality scanned images that can be saved to the device, manipulated, retrieved at a later date and distributed.
Includes Rack2-Filer Smart and Magic Desktop for Windows
Rack2-Filer Smart allows you to save your scanned and existing digital data in realistic looking bookcases and files that can then be easily retrieved and flipped through the way you may with regular files. Access and utilize this data anywhere whether through your cloud services or if via a smart device, you can edit, add a comment, and then save or redistribute. Magic Desktop enables you to organize/edit image files or scan data imported from ScanSnap in a workspace simulating an actual desktop. You can seamlessly organize your work by categorizing data per group and you can also share information with a group with the communication function that links with Facebook.
Intuitive Quick Menu and ScanSnap Folder for Flexible Operation
The Quick Menu can be set up to display your ‘Favorite’ scanning destinations or will ‘Recommend’ an application. For example, scan a business card which will then be automatically recognized and a list of business card-related applications will be recommended. Does your Windows application have an import or browse command? If so you can now easily scan directly to this application even when no scanning interface is available assuming it supports .pdf or .jpg. Simply browse to the new ‘ScanSnap Folder’ within your local computer, hit the blue scan button and your document will then be automatically imported into your application and then deleted from ‘ScanSnap Folder’
Generate Editable PDF Files
The ScanSnap iX500 comes bundled with Adobe Acrobat X Standard (for Windows only), which enables users to move beyond merely “seeing” and “printing” generated data, to editing generated PDF files however they like. It generates password and digital ID attached PDF files that are ideal for safeguarding personal information and other confidential information that needs to be protected.
Seamless Linking to Cloud Services
The iX500 offers direct interaction with your cloud service allowing you to access your documents from any device and at any time or anywhere, the iX500 supports direct scanning to Evernote, Dropbox, Google Docs, Salesforce, and SugarSync.
Bundled Software Scans and Organizes Business Card Information
- Scans large volumes of business cards into digital business card holders
- Enables you to enter scanned data into Excel, Outlook Express, Salesforce, and other databases for future reference
List Price: $ 495.00
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Optoma HD141X Full 3D 1080p 3000 Lumen DLP Home Theater Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Port
- Full HD 1080p resolution, perfect for watching movies, HDTV, Sports and Gaming
- All digital connectivity, 2x HDMI ports easy connectivity with all your video sources
- MHL compatibility, watch movies or play games from you mobile devices
- Full 3D compatibility; immerse yourself in your favorite 3D movie or video games
- Built-in powerful 10-Watt audio
The Optoma HD141X all-digital home entertainment projector is ideal for watching movies, TV shows, Sports and action-packed video games on screens up to 300″ diagonal. HD141X delivers high performance cinematic quality, HD 1080p video and produces a stunning 3000 lumens bright image with a remarkable 20,000:1 contrast ratio. Amaze your friends with fantastic image detail and superior color reproduction. Packed with advanced features, the Optoma HD141X will take your home entertainment to the next level: 2x HDMI ports, MHL compatibility, VESA 3D Sync port with full 3D compatibility for seamless integration with your favorite Blu-ray 3D player, Xbox, PS3, PS4 and other gaming consoles. It also has a powerful10-Watt audio, Dynamic black for enhanced black levels, 12V jack for motorized screen automation, back-lit remote, up to 6500 hours of lamp life and whisper quiet fan for maximum viewing enjoyment.
List Price: $ 1,199.00
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Upgraded my ScanSnap S1500,
**I copied here my review of the standalone iX500 (without the software bundle) since it is the same scanner**
*** UPDATED ***
I’ve been using the previous model, the ScanSnap S1500 for almost 4 years now. I liked it so much that I bought a second one. To me, it completely transformed the concept of going paperless: from painful and time consuming to cool and even fun. If you have used a regular flat-bed scanner trying to go paperless, you probably know what I mean. I feel your pain. And this is coming from a hardcore paperless guy since 2001. Back then there weren’t that many options.
If you are reading these reviews, you probably already know that the S1500 is currently (January 2013) pretty much the gold standard in the automatic document feeder (ADF) scanner consumer market with excellent user friendly software, pretty fast, reliable, built like a tank, excellent optical quality and on top of that you get the standard version of Adobe Acrobat (worth alone >$100). Not that it is a cheap scanner but compared to other consumer-grade ADF scanners it is a good deal, and like most things in life, you get what you pay for. It is one of those rare pieces of electronics that *just work*. It makes something relatively complicated extremely easy. Also wanted to point out that those all-in-one scanner/copier/printers, etc. are just Ok in my honest opinion. Their relatively low price is very tempting however, from experience they are “jack of all trades, master of none”. They are no competition for this scanner, not at all!
That said, I bought the iX500 as soon as I learned it was available on Amazon. It was hard to believe the S1500 could be improved but hey, even as a geek myself technology never cease to amaze me. Well, I’ve been playing with the scanner for two days so I will give you my first impressions.
Not that it matters but the first thing I noticed is that the box is now very plain and vanilla (pun intended) colored without even a handle as opposed to the fancy S1500 box. I can’t care less but I just hope they put the savings in the scanner and not the profit margins because this one costs more. Upon unpacking, the iX500 has a nice sophisticated industrial look with matte/shiny black surfaces and blue LED lights. Unlike the S1500, it does not look like an old cheap plasticky silver colored ink-jet printer from the 90’s. Overall the materials and quality of construction seem as good as the S1500. The paper rollers seem improved. Also new is a physical switch to turn on/off the WiFi radio and WPS button to automatically set up a secure WiFi connection.
Let’s cut to the chase and explain the positives and negatives:
-Faster feeding/scan. I don’t think it makes a huge practical difference compared to the S1500 but it is undeniably faster. The higher the number of pages you are scanning, the more significant it will be to you.
-Faster processing. Here is where the difference is very noticeable. With the S1500 the processing can take some time and you will always see the processing progress bar. With the iX500 you barely see it or if you see it it goes way faster!
-USB 3.0 connection. Can’t argue about the advantages of having a theoretically max speed of 5 Gbps (USB 3.0) vs 480 Mbps (USB 2.0). The provided cable is truly 6 feet long which is a plus. With USB 3.0 I wouldn’t recommend using extension cables because the USB 3.0 protocol is very sensitive to increased cable lengths (>2m). If the cable is not long enough for you, get a powered USB 3.0 hub not an extension cable.
-Improved paper handling mechanism. Regular paper documents rarely jam or misfeed on the S1500. Only if you have stuck, very thin, bended, irregular or wrinkled sheets. I threw in different types of papers and it seems to take them in better! This is a real usability improvement.
-WiFi capability. Meh.. Honestly, this is not one of the main reasons I got the iX500. For me, for this specific task of scanning documents, speed, security and reliability are more important than going all wireless but that is just me. I have the scanner in my home office next to my desktop and scan a fairly regular amount of documents, some with personal, work and financial information that needs to be encrypted before storing, never online or on mobile devices.
It also has scan-to-the-cloud capability using DropBox, GDrive, EverNote, Salesforce, SugarSync (some with never heard before silly names) but seriously, would you trust a hardly profitable -except maybe Google- private online cloud company to store all your documents for the long term? Maybe temporarily until you download but that’s it. I wouldn’t trust them even for just a backup. Also, try downloading just 100 300-dpi full color scans online and you will realize how painfully slow it is. I do however, see some situations were this may be useful like online sharing of docs or as temporary…
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Awesome Upgrade From Previous Fujitsu Scanners,
Enter the iX500
I really believe this to be the end-all-be-all as far as scanners is concerned. I’ll try to go through this review in a logical fashion.
I actually received this unit on the first day it was released due to a connection I had (always love to be one of the first to have something). Bringing it home and unpacking it was familiar as this is my 3rd Fujitsu scanner (s1300 and s1300i for my parents) and setup was straight-forward. The install file on my MacBook was large, as usual, but took little time and was up and running. One of the main features/draws for this product was the wireless ability which I’ll go into more detail later, but was easy to get setup. Overall took less than 10 minutes to start scanning. Nothing exciting.
This thing is FAST. I never had a complaint about the speed of my s1300 or especially the s1300i, but holy cow, this thing scans documents like it’s going out of style. Even at full resolution color on both sides it is hard to keep up with it.
Secondly, this is by far an improvement over the s1300 in the aesthetics category. It looks like a very high end piece of AV equipment or something. So far my wife has not even attempted to make me move it off the kitchen counter where it currently resides. When folded up it is very unobtrusive and is very unassuming.
I have to reiterate that I truly enjoy the fact that, now that this is 100% wireless, I don’t have to keep it in my home office or attached to another computer (with 2 USB ports like the s1300s).
Build quality is similar to the previous generations of Fujitsu scanners – superb.
Speed – I was easily able to get the 25 pages per minute claim and even hit 32 pages while doing my latest mortgage refinance documents.
Reliability – I put several documents through that either had a business card taped to them or a post-it note to see how it would handle them. All fed through perfectly fine and showed up as desired.
Wireless – This is honestly the main reason for my upgrade. Having the ability to detach this device from any and all computers and allow for the scanning of incoming mail directly to Evernote is a godsend. The iOS app worked flawlessly to get the scanner to do whichever type of scan I wanted and instantly made available my documents. This means not having to pile up my mail on a weekly basis and batch scan it when I take everything up to the office. It also means I’m far more likely to scan a document before trashing it, ensuring that nothing is overlooked. In the past I’ve shied away from wireless peripherals like printers as I’ve had bad luck with them, but with the rigorous testing I’ve done this far I have yet to break this.
Quality – As good as the S1300/S1300i as far as quality and OCR accuracy. This is somewhat secondary to main my needs but works well.
This isn’t the cheapest scanner you can buy but I honestly believe it to be the most convenient and well equipped. Aside from the cost savings of having to purchase filing cabinets, the psychological benefits of nothing have paper-clutter around the house and being able to find any document you need in an instant are huge. The iX500 has lived up to all my expectations and more so far.
I do plan on updating this review in the future with a few items. First, I am trying to get a video of the insane speed of this device uploaded. Secondly, I’d like to give some more insight into the reliability/long-term build quality of it. Perhaps in 3-6 months the latter will come. Please comment with any questions and I’ll respond ASAP.
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Value and performance.,
Compared to most business projectors here are a few things that I noticed immediately.
Size: It’s quite small. Compared to the projectors I have at work, The HD141X is small and light.
Design: I picked up the Glossy Black projector on sale. While i would have preferred a white one, it was also $100 more. Being the bargain hunter that I am, I couldn’t justify spending an additional hundred dollars on color. Before i received the projector, i thought this was going to be a problem. My ceiling is white and i was afraid this would be a sore on my home’s aesthetic. The size and design sure did prove me wrong. My wife was convinced she didn’t want a black projector on the ceiling, but once it was installed, it actually looks nice.
Performance: It’s great. Any projector near this price point will not look as good as this one. It displays 1080p. One thing to look out for when purchasing a projector is a “support” and “display” resolution. A lot of projectors will support 1080p, but will not display 1080 ie they will scale the image. The HD141X is the best 1080p projector at it’s price point.
Now from the prospective of a professional projector, the brightness is less than stellar. Don’t plan on using this in a bright room. In a dark room, however, the image is stunning.
And the fan… It can really ramp up at times. It may even become distracting during quiet scenes. I usually listen with the volume high enough to drain out the noise.
Despite the two critical items, i’ve decided to give this a 5 Star review for the price to performance. I am extremely pleased with my purchase and would recommend this to any of my friends and family.
It’s currently displaying at 120″ from about 14′ away.
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Great projector. Amazing picture. Max bang for your buck!,
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Videophile Movie Loving Gamer Review,
Hi all, I am definitely a videophile so I wanted to write a thorough review for all those people who are like me and wanted some really bone-dry criticism as well as some questions answered. ME: I’ve been accustomed to such displays like those with 120Hz, super-white features, interpolation, wide gamut, full color spectrum, super-black blacks, color quality/accuracy and all around connectivity to multiple sources. I tend to shift between gaming one second via ALT+TAB and internet search then switch HDMI sources to a PS3 for updating and so on. You get the picture, I do a hundred things at a time and don’t like to wait, don’t like messing with settings and expect everything to be perfect or I’ll be annoyed.
FIRST: Unanswered question:
Q: Is this projector true 120Hz (as in, can I play games and display 2D movies at 120Hz)?
A: Yes, no, and maybe so. At low resolution I can hit 120Hz with an HDMI 1.4a cable. My graphics card control panel actually does show it to be a real 120Hz display capable of what gamers call 120 Frames Per Second. In fact, it also can display at 24Hz, 25Hz, 29Hz, 30Hz, 50Hz, 59Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 72Hz, 73Hz, 75Hz and 120Hz. However, for me at this moment with an HDMI 1.4a cable, every refresh rate above 60Hz is italicized, which may indicate it’s more of a 3D function than a 2D 120Hz function. This may be because it has to scan vertically and horizontally. That is a typical way 3D players manage to overcome HDMI bandwidth issues. So when I select the 120Hz while in 2D mode it defaults to 800×600 resolution and I cannot get it higher than that. No brightness decrease either. With this in mind, chances are high that with an HDMI 2.0 cable, a true 120Hz refresh may be possible in 2D mode. Even still if not, then from a site called Blurbusters there is a download that allows you to override a graphics card’s EDID (at your own risk), then if the projector really is capable of 1080p120Hz it will certainly do so. I plan on trying this myself when I bother to buy a new HDMI 2.0 cable. I do know that previous models of Optoma projectors can display at 720p120Hz, so my own difficulties probably boil down to having an old laptop with a lower end HDMI cable.
1) Right out of the gate, I will say this projector is bright enough to blast against a white wall with little loss of quality. Actually, it’s so bright that I have a baby blue colored wall and it threw the image well even still
2) Not too bright to blind you if you’re in a studio like me sitting only 20 feet away. Still though, this projector is bright enough that you will never need to turn on lights in your living room. The image is bright enough that I know I would get a headache after a few hours of looking at all of the white on internet explorer. Not so for other colors like when gaming
Connectivity, Ease of Use and Setup———-
1) I immediately connected this to my PS3 with perfect results. Very little adjustments were needed since consoles typically have a great deal of their own settings for details, colors and resolution. Huge plus! Also, for games that do not output to 1080p the projector automatically switches to 720p. This is good because you don’t want image stretching. Some people argue that 1080p forced is better but I’ve always preferred to maintain the source and aspect ratios (etc)
2) I also plugged in my laptop, which was immediately fantastic. I sit about 20 feet away and the screen is bright and vivid. I bought Carl’s Blackout Cloth and everything was very easy to set up. I did things the lazy way as well and everything is still amazing. That’s how easy this all was
3) As of 11/7/2014, replacement bulbs are only $190, which is easily less than half the price of competitor brand bulb prices
1) Dark colors are exceptional and wonderful. It is in this area that the contrast ratio really shines
2) Movies and video are great. None of the issues for color listed below in the cons area affect movies or games at all. It only seems to be a Windows 7 color issue, probably from Aero.
Resolution, input Lag, and Clarity————
1) Plain and simple, this is a full blown 1080p projector. No gimmicks at all. This is the real deal and the image clarity is easily capable of rivaling some of the leading TV’s I’ve own in recent months.
2) There is no discernible input lag,. if there was, I’d mention it because I would have seen it easily. I can guarantee that this projector’s response time is good enough even for dedicated deathmatch gamers for competitions like for those clowns who live on Call of DooDoo all day
3) No choppiness, judder, blur, or any other word you could use to describe what TV’s experience. I took a chance on this projector and to be blunt, my every last penny was spent well. Very well. I got rid of my 120Hz LG, which was really great, but input lag…
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