Brother DS-620 Travel USB Powered Scanner

Last updated: December 20, 2021


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Product Details

In our analysis of 42 expert reviews, the Brother Travel USB Powered Scanner placed 15th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Brother DS-620 Mobile Scanner is perfect for the mobile professional who needs a powerful scanner that will slide right into a briefcase or travel bag. Delivering speeds of up to 8 pages per minute(1), this mobile scanner is perfect for capturing digital images of business documents, receipts, business cards, identification cards, photos, invoices, and more. The DS-620 can scan at resolutions up to 1200 × 1200 dpi interpolated and 600 × 600 dpi optical, in color or black and white. Measuring less than a foot in length and weighing less than one pound, this portable scanner is easy to operate and powered by USB. Its inclusion of a valuable suite of scanning software make it an exceptional fit for homes and small businesses or for anyone requiring an on-the-road scanner. The Brother mobile scanner includes multiple software solutions, including desktop document management, business card management, and OCR management. These help you stay organized once you’ve captured your digital image. The DS-620 is also compatible with BR-Receipts(2), a receipt management software solution for organizing scanned receipts and data by exporting them to the QuickBooks and Quicken programs. This portable digital scanner is compatible with Linux, Windows, and Mac and comes with a one-year limited warranty and free phone support for the lifetime of the product. (1)Color and monochrome scan speed with all advanced features turned off, LTR at 300dpi. See manufacturer’s website for details.(2)Additional purchase required. BR-Receipts software available via download from Brother Online (only available in the USA). Visit manufacturer’s website for download details. Quicken and QuickBooks are trademarks and service marks of Intuit Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Throw the lower price into the mix, and the DS-620 can easily be the more attractive choice between the two.
However, for low volume scanning the Brother DS-620 Mobile is a simple, cheap, and effective way to get the job done.

What reviewers didn't like

Unfortunately, the DS-620 did not do well with business cards.
The one big caveat: the optical character recognition is near useless, so if you need to search through documents by keyword this isn't the model for you.
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