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The Brother DS 620 Lightweight Compatible Scanner isn’t just the best home scanner because of its low profile, but it’s also compact and lightweight enough to be your go-to mobile scanner. It isn’t something you’d stick inside an office for dozens of people to use, but for business cards and legal documents, you couldn’t ask for a better companion.

Why We Like It – Brother DS 620 Lightweight Compatible

For personal use, you can’t go wrong with the Brother DS 620 Lightweight Compatible Portable Scanner; it may be small, but don’t pass on its portability to performance ratio.

Pros
  • Weighs 14.1 ounces
  • Compact design
  • BR receipts software is invaluable
Cons
  • Keyword search could be better
  • Lacks a document feeder

Performance

Having a page document scanner handle 8 pages per minute—that’s an average 7 seconds per page—may not sound like much in an office setting, but it fits right in line for personal use. What it lacks, however, is a document feeder; you’ll have to feed the scanner yourself. That’s not a big deal considering multiple pages will get designated to a single file. Also, JPG and PDFs aren’t an issue, and you can even to black/white and color scanning. It’s only the keyword search software that could use a bit more work, but runs well otherwise.

Design

Aside from good performance, the most enticing feature the Brother DS 620 Lightweight Compatible Scanner has to offer is its portability. Believe it or not, it only weighs 14.1 ounces, which is just under a pound, and a third of the weight of the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i Portable Color Duplex Document Scanner. And with dimensions of 2.1 x 11.4 x 1.4 inches, it hardly takes up any space, whether that’s on your desk or tossed into a backpack for on-the-go. That’s slightly smaller than the Doxie Go SE.

Value

Is the Brother DS 620 Lightweight Compatible Scanner worth picking up? Absolutely—especially if you need the high performance Brother printers and scanners provide, but only a much smaller level. And it’s just $199, so you pay very little for an excellent scanner. To sweeten the deal, it comes bundled with supporting software that expands its performance to varying degrees, like the BR receipts software that is invaluable. There’s always the Brother ADS-1250W Wireless Portable Compact Desktop Scanner for larger jobs.

Brother DS 620 Lightweight Compatible Wrap Up

If you’re scheduled for a business trip or at home and need to scan legal documents, having the Brother DS 620 Lightweight Compatible Scanner at your side can be one of the best companions to have. It’s lightweight, portable, and handles a variety of popular formats in both black/white and color. Lacking a document feeder is common among portable scanners.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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