Summary: I purchased this from Staples using the review on Amazon as my basis. The scanner left a huge black strip on every scan. I tried to calibrate the scanner with the included calibration strip that you need to run through the machine. It never worked. I tried calling customer support and I was transferred twice and finally gave up after 45min of waiting. I will never purchase a brother product again.
Summary: This scanner works great, quiet, small and very clear. Just make sure you want it to work with your windows or mac laptop/desktop. I purchased this scanner to work with my android tablet and the accusoft usb scanner app doesnt work due to Brother's new driver update. It also doesnt work with any android device for scanning purposes, therefore I cannot recommend this product.
Summary: This scanner works well, but only if you use the feeder sheet that comes with it. It kind of changes the color, but it's quick, portable, and easy to use. If it didn't jam up every time I try to just feed a piece of paper through to scan, I would give this unit a 5 star rating.
Not a bad scanner, but recommended software stinks
TDean "TDC", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: The scanner installation and operation went pretty smoothly. It would be more useful if there was an option to tilt the output slot to point up instead of just back. But the worst thing, and the reason I will never buy another Brother product, is that they don't stand behind their recommended software. I'm referring to "Br-Receipts", which was advertised in the paperwork and software that came with the scanner. Costs $9.99 + tax and can be downloaded.
Summary: I received this as a Christmas gift 2013 and I am very happy with this scanner overall, the software is simple yet does all I need with just a few clicks. I have had no issues with the feeder, I have even feed a stapled receipt through it with no problem. Great value.
Summary: This thing is awesome! super small footprint and scans as good as, or better than some full sized flatbed scanners that I have used. I haven't used the included software much (I have a MAC, no need) but it works like a charm. I am very happy with this unit so far!
Summary: I've purchased 3 portable scanners from different sources, in the last month. This Brother DS-620 being the latest. I've had to return every portable scanner due to software operating/installation issues. This Brother was no exception. The bundled business card management software would not install. It would give me an error message, and then refuse to finish installation. I give up with these portable scanners.