Summary: First off, let me say that this scanner will do basically everything you expect it to. It will scan documents or business cards, and has duplex capability for two-sided scanning. It can scan in B&W, color, or grayscale, and has variable resolution settings so you can work with it to get your scan just right. Overall, this item is virtually identical to the DocketPort line of scanners.
Scanning time is slow, 2sided scanning a real plus.
Richard Chapman, Amazon
26 December 2013
Summary: I was in need of a replacement for my Vissioneer portable scanner, (no driver support past Vista, will never buy Vissioneer scanner again). This Brother scanner is slower than what I wanted but TWO SIDES SCANNING, made it worth it and a time saver. I have MFC printer I that solid and reliable and so this portable unit has been working perfectly. Has own carring case and USB powered.
Summary: We just got this scanner and the software is a little quirky but the scanner is what I expected. I like it a lot, it uses a USB for power, it's small, light and portable and pretty fast too. The actual DIRECTIONS are included with the software so DO NOT plug the USB into your computer. First load the CD, read the manual (not too bad) and take it from there.
Summary: Pros: scans quiet and pretty quickly. duplex is nice feature Cons: roller does not grab small paper items, like receipts. have to rescan often due to slippage of paper. you can use the included clear plastic sleeves for these small items and rollers hold much better. scan without the sleeves, however, and you'll be very frustrated. this roller issue is why I don't give this 5 stars.
Summary: I bought the Brother DS700D to scan receipts for digital files. It takes up very little space on desktop, is fast, and decent image quality. Also double sided scanning is a great feature. File software is not the greatest, but for the price,overall,well worth it.