The Canon CanoScan LiDE110 is an affordable flatbed scanner designed for those who do not want to scan film or slides. It weighs 3.5 pounds and is powered through the USB drive, and many users report taking this small flatbed scanner on the road with their laptop computers. The LiDE110 gets an Editors' Choice from PCMag.com, where M. David Stone says the 2,400-dpi optical resolution produces "reasonably high" scan quality. In tests, Stone says that the photo restore feature worked particularly well in restoring faded colors to old photos.
A workhorse machine for basic scans of photos and text. PCMag.com, which gives the Canon CanoScan LiDE110 an Editor's Choice designation, praises the solid performance of the scanner on photos and the accuracy of its text conversion for documents. Its colors are not as accurate as more professional scanners, but the site rated its 2,400-dpi scans "reasonably high" quality. It does not scan film.
Simple to use, as long as you stick with its own USB cable. Most users say the Canon CanoScan LiDE110 is truly plug and play, reporting no issues with installation or the scanning process. The scanner draws power from its USB cable and requires no separate power supply, but some users say this means that attempts to use the scanner with a USB cable other than the (sometimes too-short) one it ships with can result in the scanner refusing to unlock.
May not last forever. While most users report extended ownership of the Canon CanoScan LiDE110 without issues, a minority report that it quits working after a little more than a year, when it is out of warranty. Because many users report taking the LiDE 110 on the road with their laptops, it's possible that this portability affects the overall durability ratings on the device.
Prompt, professional service. Canon customers report prompt service when they experienced hardware issues with the Canon CanoScan LiDE110. The scanner's warranty covers it for a year from purchase, which is standard for better-quality scanners (but not all).
Review Credibility: Excellent PCMag.com awards the Canon CanoScan LiDE110 its Editors' Choice and Greentech Approval seal. Reviewer M. David Stone says the LiDE110 produces "reasonably high scan quality" and recommends it for scanning photos and occasional documents. He adds that LiDE110 is not designed for heavy office use.
Review: Canon CanoScan LiDE110 Color Image Scanner, M. David Stone, Dec. 9, 2010
Review Credibility: Good More than 340 customers weigh in on the Canon CanoScan LiDE110 at Amazon.com, giving the scanner an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. Consumers like that the lightweight scanner is portable, especially because it can be powered through a USB port. One user writes, "This is my first experience using a scanner. It truly is plug and use. … Couldn't be easier!" There are a few complaints about the software, especially from Mac users.
Review: Canon CanoScan LiDE110 Color Image Scanner, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of December 2012
Review Credibility: Good About 60 owners post ratings and reviews of the Canon CanoScan LiDE110 on this retail site. The average rating is 4 out of 5, and most owners praise this scanner. A few say that it lasted only a little more than a year, however.
Review: Canon CanoScan LiDE110 2400 x 4800dpi 48bit USB Interface Flatbed Scanner, Contributors to Newegg.com, As of December 2012