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Brother DSMobile DS-820W

Brother DSMobile DS-820W
alaScore 87

78 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Brother DSMobile DS-820W. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Brother DSMobile DS-820W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Brother DSMobile DS-820W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Brother DSMobile DS-820W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The size and usability are also appreciated.

usability, size, design, price

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DS-820W Wireless Document ScannerBrother DS-820W Wireless Document Scanner

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Brother DSmobile 820W

 

The Brother DSmobile 820W portable scanner can scan to an SD card and connect to your mobile device by Wi-Fi to upload the scans.

Portable. Scans with or without a computer. Connects by Wi-Fi, letting you see scanned images on your smartphone.

Doesn't do a good job with business cards or expense receipts.

If you're looking for a scanner to handle business cards or expense receipts, this is obviously the wrong choice. The Visioneer Mobility in particular handles business cards well, which is one of the reasons it's the Editors' Choice. However, if what...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: JOEW (walmart.com)

DSmobile® 820W

 

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT IF YOU ARE TRYING TO USE WITH YOUR IPAD AIR. THE BROTHER TROUBLESHOOTING SUGGESTIONS DO NOT WORK, SO I CALLED MY IT GUY. HE HAS TRIED TO HELP ME ON AND OFF FOR DAYS. I'M AFRAID OF WHAT HE IS GOING TO CHARGE ME NOW AS THIS...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: JackinFL (walmart.com)

Great Scanner

 

I had another brand Receipt Scanner and replaced with the Brother 820W. I could not be happier. Great piece of equipment and woks like a charm. Very good battery life, WiFi very handy. The NEAT receipt scanner RECEIPT software works a tad better at...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: GRIPS (walmart.com)

So Glad I Bought It!!

 

I am a little technically challenged so it took me a bit to get it set up. But now I use it almost every day and I love it!! It's so easy and SO much faster then scanning on my printer!!!

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: roglou (walmart.com)

Much better than I expected

 

I purchased this item for copying old photos for genealogical purposes. Because of its portability and long lasting lithium battery I can take the unit to relatives who don't want to give you their photos with the wonder of ever getting them back. The...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Vicky (walmart.com)

Hard to operate

 

Very easy to scan the paper through only took forever to try and bring it up to the screen. Had tried 60 times. Ended up with 60 scanned papers in my computer. Did not like it.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: wnyer (walmart.com)

Not the best product

 

I installed the cd that came with my product and when I clicked on the icon it didn't recognize my scanner couldn't find a certain driver (twain). For the price it was fairly reasonable though I'm disappointed it didn't stand up as being dependable as...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: SPD407 (walmart.com)

Great Portable Scanner

 

I needed a portable scanner to scan thousands of documents and expenditure receipts in preparation for a divorce. It scans all sizes or paper (great for register receipts or long legal documents) quickly. I found two drawbacks to the scanner: the...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: bigdat604 (walmart.com)

so far so good

 

I have only been able to use this scanner three times but it worked fine to make PDF files. It is somewhat of a learning curve to get the documents to come out right and I had to repeat some due to wrong settings. I have it set up with my wireless...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: DrHaris (argos.co.uk)

Good Mobile Scanner

 

I searched the web for a decent mobile scanner and Argos trumped John Lewis and other online retailers on cost! Quick and easy to setup - However you need to download software if you don't have a DVD drive. This model came with WiFi and a battery pack...

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Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:White
Display:LCD
Scan type:Sheet-fed scanner
Scanner Type:Sheet-fed

Energy Management

Battery Type:Built-In
Input Voltage:5
Power consumption (off):0.05
Power consumption (typical):2.5
Power supply type:USB

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:1

Other Features

Custom media length:3.54 - 32
Custom media width:2.17 - 8.5
Scan media weight:60 - 105

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6, B7, B8
Legal: Yes
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Scanning media types supported:Business Card, Plain paper

Performance

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Scan drivers:TWAIN, WIA
Scan file formats:BMP, JPG, PDF, PNG, TIFF
Scan to:E-mail, File, FTP, Image, Memory Card, OCR
Scanning noise level:50
Sensor Type:CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 1.1, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN

Power

Battery Type:Built-In
Input Voltage:5
Power consumption (off):0.05
Power consumption (typical):2.5
Power supply type:USB

Scanning

Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: No
Enhanced scan resolution:1200 x 1200
Film scanning: No
Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.27 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.09
Height:1.61
Package depth:10
Package height:2.76
Package weight:2.6
Package width:13.9
Weight:15.5
Width:12.1