Canon CanoScan N656U Flatbed Scanner

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  • Great home or document scanner

    Jan 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, USB power supply, high resolution, vivid colour, excellent scanning software
    Cons: USB power supply, average contrast, somewhat blurry scans, slow

    Summary: The CanoScan N656U is a very interesting scanner. It's tiny, uses a unique indirect LED scanning mechanism, and has some of the best scanning software available in consumer products. However, its simple on-cable interface can cause problems, it scans ... read more

  • Unique scanner, durable, good quality scans

    Mar 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size is unique among competitors, unit is very durable, quiet, has nice software interface.
    Cons: Slow scanning speed at higher resolutions.

    Summary: I purchased by N656U about 2 years ago now. I really liked its small footprint and integrated USB power. I use it with a laptop and I take it with me in my laptop bag because it is so small, light and portable. It is ideal for users who need a scanner ... read more

  • Canon Scanners

    Jun 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Thin and lightweight,slick design,easy too use, no need to plug in for power
    Cons: only 45 bits of color while others have 48 bits.(for varied colors and hues)

    Summary: I love this scanner because of it's slick design, ultra lightweight body and easy to use functions. Software included also to enhance your scanning abilities. Best works with a canon digital camera if already have one because you are able to upload the ... read more

  • Great Value

    Feb 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very compact, fast scanning.
    Cons: Can't see it when looked at sideways.

    Summary: I've been using this scanner for about 6 months, and I love it. It's so thin and lightweight that I don't even keep it on my desk all the time, I just stand it up and put it on the bookshelf. Yes, it's that small! The performance is great in my opinion. ... read more

  • A Great Scanner for your Home

    Oct 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, Quality, Ease of Use, Price
    Cons: Mild Incompatibility, USB Power

    Summary: My previous scanner was a dinosaur. Really. It was at least 2 and a half feet long, 2 feet wide, 7 or 8 inches tall and weighed around 60 or 70 pounds. It had to be at least 10 or 15 years old. I may be exaggerating, but needless to say the ... read more

  • Speedy Little Guy...

    Aug 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: USB Power Supply. Good Pricing. Beautiful Eye-Catching Design.
    Cons: Weak Software.

    Summary: This must be one of the best looking scanners out there. The n656u looks almost identical with its big brother, n1212u, except this comes with a silver matte finish instead of gold. The maximum resolution of the n656u is 600dpi while the n1212u is ... read more

  • Great Scanner

    May 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to setup, great scans, small
    Cons: None

    Summary: This is an amazing scanner. I have a number of different scanners in my office and this is my second scanner at home. This is easily the best scanner I have worked with. The setup was easy. The scans are fantastic. I use it to scan ... read more

  • Easy from the start!

    Feb 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to set up! Works like a charm the first time!
    Cons: None so far.

    Summary: This is my 3rd scanner and the easiest to use so far. I have had an HP and Epson. The HP was OK, the one I had was 4 years old and needed to be upgraded. The Epson worked at first then hung up my computer every time I tried to use it! Thats ... read more

  • Great for Home Office

    Dec 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Runs under WIN2000. Installation a breeze. Simple, one button operation. Great image resolution for a great price. One of the slimmest scanners I've seen. Only 1 1/2 inches thick!
    Cons: None that I've found yet.

    Summary: I recently upgraded to Windows 2000 and there was no driver available for my existing UMAX Astra600S scanner. The Canon N656U claimed to be WIN2000 compatible and it was. Installation was a breeze. It took me about 15 minutes from the time I got home ... read more

  • Perfect for home use

    Nov 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, Cost, Quality, No power supply needed
    Cons: Nothing of note

    Summary: I've used scanners at work for some time (Epson and Umax), but this is the first scanner I've purchased for home. My major barriers had always been lack of space and lack of available power outlets (I have two very full surge strips already.) ... read more

  • The looks will attract you, the performance will keep you!

    Oct 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Single USB cable, Z-expansion lid, size, quality of photo reprints.
    Cons: the "software" manual. It is too large to want to print, but would be nice to refer to as a paper manual

    Summary: This scanner is not only attractive but it actually works, and well. This is my first scanner, but I have high expectations in anything I purchase. I loved the things this particular scanner offered. The single cable for USB ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Had it for 4 years and still not having problems

    May 30, 2004 by
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    Pros: small, sleek, excellent result
    Cons: a little slow

    Summary: I had this scanner for a little longer than 4 years and its is still working flawlessly. Although the scan is quite slow, the result from the scan is excellent. Please Note: Never scan matte photos, the result won't be as good as scanning glossy ... read more

  • Junk in a Pretty Package

    Jan 10, 2004 by
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    Pros: Sleek, thin - that's about the only good thing about it.
    Cons: Breaks down after warranty. Costs $25/call for Tech Help. Scanner is SLOW.

    Summary: I wanted to buy a good intro scanner under $120. Boy, was this one a mistake. It did look good - thin, sleek, and looked easy to operate. All of this was a deception. The scanner wasn't easy to set up or operate, and it always had some glitch to work ... read more

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