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Brother-ds600.33325194
8.5 out of 10

Brother DS600

The Brother™ DSmobile® 600 scanner offers easy color scanning fo Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Brother DS600

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Overall 6
6.0

REVIEW UPDATED 11-2-2013

Tax Accountant "Tax Accountant", Amazon
22 September 2013
  • Summary: It's portable and works well in that respect. It is also USB powered and works off your laptop battery, so you will not need batteries or to plug it in when you are traveling, which is a nice plus. But two major drawbacks: 1. Won't scan to PDF. Of course you can scan, then open the image, then save to PDF if you have Acrobat, but it's a lot of extra steps and hassle when you are a busy professional. 2. Also, it scans a multi-page document as a bunch of separate images.
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Overall 6
6.0

Brother Mobile Scanner

Ken, Amazon
30 March 2013
  • Summary: There are a few things I like about this scanner: It can save multiple pages into a single document. I can select from some presets documents sizes, and color/gray-scale/b&w before I scan. It scans up to legal size paper. It will also allow me to set the size of paper to be scanned manually. I can scan gas station and meal receipts of any size.
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Overall 6
6.0

works fine as long as receipts are perfect

dirkjal, Amazon
12 March 2013
  • Summary: has a mechanical switch that registers as no paper in scanner if receipt is bowed up at all. entrance chute wont take the receipt if its wrinkled at all. works fine on letter paper. if you dont want it for receipts, great product.
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Overall 6
6.0

Portable scanner

JW, Staples
31 January 2013
Overall 6
6.0

OK for the price

Rich, Staples
1 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I got this to replace my previous scanner (A plustek model that was not compatible with Windows 8). It's a nice scanner for the price but I wish it were faster. It's very small and unobtrusive. Feeding paper is not that easy. I get a lot of misfeeds or feeds where the paper is not "grabbed" and I have to try it all again. This is enough of a problem that I am now looking to find a better scanner for use at my desk.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Small, Solid Construction
  • Cons: Difficult Paper Feeding
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty good, but it'll take some practice.

Christopher Lee, Amazon
28 July 2012
  • Summary: In retrospect, I would likely have been better off purchasing a standard wireless printer and keyboard combination, but I wanted a nimble scanner to digitize my pay stubs. This scanner does a better job than many similar products, but it certainly takes some work! While I would not actively recommend it to anyone, I certainly wouldn't recommend against it-- so long as you know what you're looking for. PROS + Light, sleek design.
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Overall 6
6.0

Doesn't scan straight!

aschisler, Staples
14 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I have yet to get a single document to scan in straight. Every single one is crooked and needs to be straightened in my photo editing software. If you're just using it for receipts, it's great. But for things that you want to look nice without extra work, it doesn't perform remotely as well as a regular scanner.
  • Pros: Accurate Color, Good Resolution
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Overall 6
6.0

mac vs windows

rgrice1947, Amazon
1 October 2011
  • Summary: I have a MacBook Pro using OSX Lion and on Parallels 6.0 am using Windows 7. In windows, accuracy of scan is impeccable. In OSX it stinks. very innaccurate.
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Overall 6
6.0

Beware of black background

Mars, Amazon
19 May 2011
  • Summary: All flatbed scanners I own have a white background, meaning that if you scan a business card in a full letter size, the background comes out white. The downside of this is that if there is written stuff on the other side and the paper is a bit translucent, the other side will show up lightly in the scan. This scanner does not have a white background, instead is solid black. The problem is that all scans come out with a black strip on the side.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK for the money

NuBiker, Staples
1 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I purchased this product because of other peoples reviews. I use this scanner daily, 90% of the time to scan personal checks and insurance company checks. I do not like that when you scan a personal check, there is black where nothing was copied. Have you ever copied something in a copier and left the lid up? You know how the copy is surrounded by black? What I do is scan my checks as JPEGs, edit with Irfranview, cut the images, and paste them into MS Word.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software
  • Cons: No paper guide
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