Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 | We reviewed it and here’s what we think

The Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 is a small portable scanner that can do 600dpi at a speed of 11 images per minute and has USB 2.0 connectivity.

The good:
Acceptable image resolution and automatic Image rotation
Light Weight 0.38 kg and portable.
The bad:
It has an unimpressive scanning speed of 11 IPM and lacks automatic deskew.
ProductImages / MinuteResolutionConnectivityDuplex ScanningADF TrayWeightPrice

Visioneer Roadwarrior 3

Visioneer Roadwarrior 3
11 IPM600 dpiUSB 2.0 (1.1 compatible)NoNo0.84 lb. (0.38 kg)Click for more info

Visioneer Roadwarrior 4D

Visioneer Roadwarrior 4D
15 IPM600 dpiUSB 2.0YesNo1.1 lb. (0.5 kg)Click for more info
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Brother DS-620

Brother DS-620
8 IPM600 dpiHi-Speed USB 2.0NoNo0.88 lb. (0.39 kg)Click for more info

Canon imageFORMULA P-215

Canon imageFORMULA P-215
30 IPM600 dpiHi-Speed USB 2.0, USB 3.0YesYes2.2 lb. (0.99 kg)Click for more info

Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 Specifications

Images / Minute11 IPM
Resolution600 dpi
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 (1.1 compatible)
InterfaceTWAIN, WIA, ICA
Max. document size8.5 in. x 32 in. (215 x 812 mm)
Sensor typeCIS
Paper thickness16 lb. To 32 lb. (60 – 120 gsm)
Dimensions11.4 in. x 1.5 in. x 2.2 in. (29 x 3.8 x 5.5 cm)
Weight0.84 lb. (0.38 kg)
Included SoftwareVisioneer OneTouch with Acuity, ABBYY Fine Reader Sprint, Visioneer DriverPLUS
DriverDownload Driver
ManualDownload User Manual
BrochureDownload Brochure
FeaturesDuplex Scanning, Automatic Color Detection, Automatic Image Rotation, Automatic Image Cropping, Background Removal, Automatic Deskew, Punch Hole Removal, OCR included, ADF Tray

What’s so special about it?

Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 is a perfect portable scanning tool for mobile professionals. It weighs 0.38kg and can fit perfectly into a laptop bag. For light-duty scanning on the go, it does more than an adequate job. It allows you to scan receipts, business cards, documents, and handwritten notes on the go into searchable PDF. With a resolution of 600dpi, it does an excellent optical character recognition scanning. It is an energy-efficient tool powered by USB; you do not need AC connection a perfect solution for those living where power supply is a challenge. And to cap it all, it is goes for an unbelievably low price.

Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 Datasheet Explained

Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 has a scanning speed of 11 images per minute (ipm). Although that is not something impressive, as most scanners with similar price can archive 15 ipm, it is still acceptable and fair.

It’s compatible with A4 documents of 16 lb to 32 lb thickness range- an excellent feature for the price. It boasts of high-resolution scanning of up to 600dpi. With an optical scanning resolution of 300 dpi being considered as normal and 400dpi very good, 600dpi is excellent and guarantees high-quality OCR.

Connectivity is through USB 2.0. What this means is that you can only connect it to PC or laptop, which is not bad, though that is a little lesser than most scanners in its category which do have wifi or ethernet. It has a Twain interface that makes it easy to integrate with more customized scanning apps.

It comes with a CIS sensor that demands that your document must always have firm contact with the scanning surface. Most portable scanners use a CIS sensor, but Larger office scanners tend to use CCD sensors.


Features for Productivity

It is manual feed and unable to perform duplex scanning. It ranks with the majority here as only a few portable scanners can perform a duplex function.

It is automatic colour detection enabled. This saves time and stress of having to pre-set the colour each time you want to scan a coloured document. Few products with similar prices do not have this feature.

It also has an automatic image rotation feature, which means that it is capable of deciding the right layout for your document. Even when you mistakenly put the right side left, it will give the proper scan output. Isn’t that amazing? Yes, it is. The majority of scanners with similar price do not come with this property.

Automatic image cropping is another characteristic that sets this scanner at pal with similar products. With this feature, you do not need to worry about image overlap or black part on the edges of your scan. It automatically fit your image to the paper size.


Quality of images

Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 is equipped with OCR technology. OCR is a new technology that allows the scanner to export the scanned document into a searchable PDF, Word, Excel, Ebook etc. Almost all new scanners come with this feature.

However, Visioneer Roadwarrior 3, like all other products in this price category, cannot automatically remove punch holes if you care about that. Moreover, it does not automatically align your document; as such, you will need to make sure your paper is positioned straight.


Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 accesories unboxing

Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 comes with an ADF tray. With this, you stack several sheets of paper in it so that you don’t have to scan them one-by-one manually. Most of the scanners will offer an ADF tray for this price.

The scanner is very portable and light with 29 x 3.8 x 5.5 cm dimension and 0.84 lb weight. A little longer than a Hp laptop battery. It comes with software including Visioneer OneTouch with Acuity, ABBYY Fine Reader Sprint, and Visioneer DriverPLUS, and It is compatible with other third-party software that allows you to control your scanner.


Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 driver, manual & brochure

You can download the driver for the Visioneer Roadwarrior 3 by clicking on the link below You can also find the user manual by clicking on the link below you need the manual to get the most of your scanner.

You can download the Brochure by clicking on the link below It has a bit more detailed info on the specs and functions of the scanner.


What do real users say?

Many reviewers said that had been an excellent replacement for their old flatbed scanners. They were a little skeptical before getting it but proven to be a great little scanner with a lot of capabilities. Some would like the manufacturer to on the software compatibility, especially with Win 7. <!–
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