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Win-It Wednesday: Visioneer Strobe 400 Scanner!

by Tara Kuczykowski on February 9, 2011 · 753 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday, with 24-hour giveaways just for you!

The following review is from the Deal Seeking Mom project administrator, Mandi Ehman.

Whether you're a mom scanning old photos into her computer or a business owner trying to digitize your records Visioneer makes a scanner for you. They also have a line of mobile scanners, which are great for business travelers. The Visioneer "Perfect Scans at the Touch of Your Finger" mentality promises that whether you're scanning documents or pictures of your great-grandparents, they have the scanner for you.

I'm about as type-A as they come, and among my favorite gadgets are my labeler and laminator. It didn't take me long after opening up the Visioneer Strobe 400 scanner to add it to my list of favorites!

One of my goals for 2011 is to digitize all of my paper records. I'll probably still keep the originals of things like our mortgage documents and of course birth certificates and social security cards, but I'll be able to free up space in my office by getting them out of my tightly packed file cabinet and onto my computer. Not only will this eliminate the paper clutter around me, but it will make it easier for me to access the documents I need whenever I need them and wherever I am!

The first thing I noticed when I opened the Visioneer Strobe 400 box was how tiny this thing is. It's not much longer than a piece of paper and only about 4" wide and 2" tall!

I'll admit I was a little overwhelmed by the other items in the box -- installation discs, adapters, USB cords and more -- but setting it up took just a few minutes, and all I'll really need on a daily basis is the scanner itself, the USB connector and the USB power cord.

I'd thought about getting a larger scanner with a feeding tray, but I'm loving the size of this mobile/desktop scanner. It scans a piece of paper in about six seconds flat, and I'm actually anxious to get started scanning my papers now that I know how easy it is!

This week, one lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Visioneer Strobe 400!

To enter, tell me what you'd scan first with a new Strobe 400. Do you have old photos to digitize? Paper files? Recipes and children's artwork?

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me what you'd scan first with a Visioneer Strobe 400.

2. Join the Visioneer and the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook for more conversation, additional deals and a peek at the freebies I receive in the mail each week. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(1) Visioneer Strobe 400 Scanner

This giveaway ends at 7 p.m. EST on 2/10 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 753 comments }

1 cheryl February 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm

would use at work for old recorded document to scan where the books dont come apart what a money saver this would be....

2 Krisi February 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm

The first thing I would scan is some old family photos.

3 Krisi February 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I have your badge on my family blog.

4 Krisi February 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I follow you via RSS reader.

5 Hailey February 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I'd scan in our family pictures and make new albums.

6 megan h, February 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Photos!

7 megan h, February 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I am a facebook fan.

8 Kristen February 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I would start scanning old pictures!

9 Julie H February 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I would love this to all of the business cards I have collected into my computer.

10 Amy February 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I would definitely scan documents first in order to clean up paper clutter around my house! I do not have a real office, so things get misplaced easily.

11 kelli February 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm

receipts! I have them everywhere.

12 kelli February 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I subscribe via RSS and email.

13 Marie R February 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I would love to scan my notes for school.

14 Claygirlsings February 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Photos of my dad and my wedding day are the two first things I'd have to choose between. I don't have any of them in digital format and would love to!

15 Claygirlsings February 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I've subscribed to your RSS feed.

16 LauraF February 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm

i really need one of those. So many receipts!

17 Andrea February 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

i'd go for the old polaroids first

18 Andrea February 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

joined visioneer on fb

19 Andrea February 10, 2011 at 2:35 pm

already follow dsm on fb

20 CLAUDIA February 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm

First the kids artwork! It is so hard to let those pieces go--this would lessen the guilt!

21 Allison February 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I would scan some of my daughter's artwork. She just started at a daycare where she does art and I hate throwing it away, but the pile is growing quickly!

22 Allison February 10, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I follow you in my RSS reader!

23 Carmen February 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I would first use the Visioneer Strobe 400 to scan in a bunch of recipes I've clipped over the years. They're just sitting in a pile. I'm more likely to make them if I can easily search for a recipe.

24 Carmen February 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I'm subscribed (RSS)

25 Emily February 10, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I would scan some very old photos of my dad's travel adventures when he was young.

26 tonya bryant February 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I would give it to my husband so that while he was out of town he could scan all of his business reciepts and email them to me....he brings me a bunh of rolled up reciepts!

27 Tina Bowling February 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I would definitely start scanning all of our old photos!

28 Larena February 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I would scan old photos!

29 Larena February 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I subscribe via google reader.

30 Amber February 10, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I'd scan our newest bunch of family photos

31 Amber February 10, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I'm an email subscriber

32 Michelle W February 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Wedding photos!

33 Michelle W February 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Email subscriber

34 Sharon February 10, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I would organize my home office to have more space.

35 Ally February 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I'd start with the receipts, which I've been meaning to digitize for awhile.

36 Ally February 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Email subscriber

37 marna February 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm

I would scan old photos!

38 Kayla A. February 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I would scan all our birth certificates, tax documents, and other important papers. I worry that those will get lost, or destroyed.

39 bridget February 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Pics of my dad and old letters he had writtin

40 Virginia February 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I would scan all my old recipes I have cut out of magazines.

41 Sandra U. February 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I would scan my medical records I just received so I could have them all in 1 place on my computer instead a pile of paper cluttering everything.

42 Mary February 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm

photos

43 Sandra U. February 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I joined Visioneer and the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook

44 kim zeigler February 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I would use it for our new family pictures I took at Christmas time.

45 Sandra U. February 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Your badge is on my sidebar
http://8kidzforme.blogspot.com/

46 Sandra U. February 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I'm an email subscriber

47 Amy February 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Would love to have one!!!

48 Jennifer February 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I have some childhood photos I'd love to get scanned

49 Jennifer February 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm

email subscriber

50 Nancye6 February 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Scanning photos, paperwork or anything for safe keeping and quick access.

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