HALO Photo/Document Scanner Mouse w/Pad & Easy Share Software
Gave these as gifts for Christmas and was very popular.
Easy to set up, easy to scan, scans turn out great.
Promised more, got less
Initially purchased for scanning scrapbook pages. It can not handle the amount of info...almost, not quite. Big disappointment. Next scanning recipes, result is not as clear as I'd like. Scanning items in a book, can't get anywhere near the edge to edge info, very disappointing. Finally, scanning receipts, more bother than it's worth, can accomplish this on my Epson printer/scanner in far less time. Wish I had made time to play with it earlier because I would return it without a doubt. Lesson learned.
Waste of Time and Money
QVC should offer an automatic refund on this item. Tried to install the software from CD, keep getting error message. No help, just an error. Tried downloading from website, same error, no answers on web site. Can't comment on quality of the product itself since I can't install the software. Don't have the time or interest to decode what the problem is. This is the second software/device ordered from QVC that didn't work. Unfortunately, waited too long to try to install. Going to Goodwill.
It does what they say, but it is not easy
Too bad for me again... I should have returned it because it really isn't worth the purchase price. I think the software needs work and scanner needs to be a higher resolution. The images this device and the software produce are grainy and distorted. The concept is great that you can scan items in albums without removing them, but perhaps those other hand-held wand scanners "may" do a better job. I recommend you don't buy this product.
Halo Scanner Mouse
Once you get to know how to move this mouse it is great. Has helped me to save a lot of old pictures. The quality of the scan is dependent on the condition of the photo. Still love it though.
How handy is this?!
This is a very handy tool to use at home, the office, or "on the go"--maybe you meet with clients at a coffee shop, and need to scan a document on-the-fly...take this with you, plug into your laptop, and scan a document or picture wherever you are.
Being able to save a document in a .jpg. or .pdf, etc. is fabulous.
Opportunities for improvement
Overall the product is good. I was expecting more.
Some pictures are easy. Others are harder.
The ones that are harder, usually older pictures, take numerous times to capture.
The quality of scan is not as good as my canon printer. Depends on the type of picture.
The mouse should be wireless. The cord gets in the way.
I would purchase again if there are improvements made.
I gave this to my daughter in law for Christmas and she loves it. She uses it to scan her children's art and other papers that are brought home that she wants to save and share. She says it is very easy to use. I have also encouraged her to get her grandmother's handwritten recipes and make a cookbook for all of us to share and enjoy.
did not work out like it shows
the demonstration made the mouse seem so easy to use and the pictures so clear. this is not the case. two stars because it does scan but not clear. too late to return
I love this scanner!. My mom got it for me for Christmas. I use this all the time! It installed with no problem and believe me I am no tech guru. After the second use I totally had the hang of it. I have scanned all kinds of pictures from very large, to small and photos as far back as the 1930's. Polaroid's don't scan as well but you can edit and adjust everything. This product is easy to use; I don't understand the complaints. I would recommend this product in a heartbeat. This scanner has added a new dimension to sharing photos on Facebook. It also is a great way to preserve the old photos before its too late and the pictures are lost forever. I really like it but that's just my opinion, it works for me.
Halo photo scanner
I have not been happy with this product, It certainly is not as easy to use as demostrated on QVC. my daughter is a expert on scanners and she did not like it either. I did not send back so lost my money.