A colour touch-screen LCD control panel dominates the front cover below the ADF with a minimal list of options (Stop, Start, Wi-Fi, Error and four targeted scan functions) and just the power button for company.
Round the back you'll find a card slot, a USB Direct interface, an AOSS/WPS button and a USB connector. Your choice when it comes to setting up the Wi-Fi connection will make a difference to how you use this scanner as installing via DVD and USB cable will enable the two assignable scan functions on the control panel; these are unavailable if you follow the AOSS/WPS route.
Two other popular features for the Brother ADS-1100W are the ability to scan photos and documents to iOS, Android and Windows mobile phones and tablets using the iPrint&Scan app, plus automatic two-sided scanning. If you're willing to spend a bit more to include scanning to cloud services, then you might like to opt for the higher spec ADS-1600W.