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Brother DSMobile DS-920DW

Brother DSMobile DS-920DW
alaScore 91

307 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 reviews of Brother DSMobile DS-920DW. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The size and usability also get good opinions. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Brother DSMobile DS-920DW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Brother DSMobile DS-920DW from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the design and price. The size and usability also get good comments, but views are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, price, design

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DS920DW Wireless Duplex Mobile Color Page ScannerBrother DS920DW Wireless Duplex Mobile Color Page Scanner

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : mfereday (

A Portable Scanner : Brother DS-920DW


While standalone flatbed and All-in-One devices can cope with many scanning tasks, sometimes you need a more specialised piece of equipment to handle this aspect of your document management needs.

The Brother DS-920DW is a device described as an “anywhere, anytime, portable scanner”. As the “DW” part of the product’s model number might indicate, this scanner offers both Duplex or double sided scanning and wireless connectivity.

Sep, 2015

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Scanner is OK, Software? Not-So-Much


I bought this to save time. this purchase has cost me time and I did not get what I expected even though I called customer service prior to making this purchase to verify that I was buying what I needed.

convenience, portability

interface is cumbersome, support is through parent company only and takes forever, multiple programs required to fun this, interface is not intuitive, manual is lacking detail requiring calls to support, will not link via network for many functions...

Dec, 2014

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Quality output


Easy to use, easy filing. We use one at each location (3).

May, 2016

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Very user friendly with excellent, quality results


I am very pleased with this scanner. Setup was easy and the quality of scanned photos is as good as the originals. I have many photos and the process of scanning them is not difficult with consistent results. Glad that I chose this particular model...

May, 2016

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Fantastic Simplicity


I love this product primarily due to the simple operation of it and the effectiveness. I needed a simple straight forward... no warm up to work copier. This one does the job quite well. I use the storage of the unit as a drive on my computer after I...

May, 2016

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Wireless not easy to use


Good product but wireless interface is too complex. Also difficult to use on long receipts.

Mar, 2016

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Great Product & Service


I am a detail guy who has a tough time discarding information that might be needed in the future. I received a DSmobile® 920DW for Christmas and quickly went to put it to use - to save me from myself. I found that the battery would not hold a charge...

Mar, 2016

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Slow but gets the job done


Scanning is a bit slow, but for those of us who need the convenience of portablility, it's great.

Mar, 2016

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Great product


This really makes scanning documents easy and saves times at the office. I would definitely recommend this product.

Feb, 2016

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Works fine. Has difficulty with thicker backed photos when scanning

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


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

Energy Management

Input Voltage:5
Power supply type:USB/Battery

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Scan speed footnote:8ppm, 5ppm (Duplex)
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Nuance PaperPort 12SE\nPresto! PageManager 9\nPresto! BizCard 6\nButton Manager V2\nDSmobileCapture\nBR-Receipts

Paper Handling

Maximum scan area (ADF):8.5 x 32
Minimum scan area (ADF):1.57 x 1.57
Minimum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):1.57 x 1.57
Scanning media types supported:Business Card, Photo paper, Plain paper, Plastic Card


Compatible memory cards:SD
Daily duty cycle (max):100
Scan drivers:SANE, TWAIN
Scan to:E-mail, File, FTP, Image, OCR
Sensor Type:Dual CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 1.1, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN


Input Voltage:5
Power supply type:USB/Battery


Black/white scanning color modes:Grayscale, Monochrome
Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning: Yes
Enhanced scan resolution:1200 x 1200
Film scanning: No
Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 32
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:8
Output colour depth:8

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

Package depth:10
Package height:2.8
Package weight:2.8
Package width:13.9