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DSmobile 600 Portable Scanner

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  • Quantity: 99
  • Weight: 1.80 Lbs
  • UPC: 012502544739
  • Vendor Part #: DS600DS600

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 MSRP: $169.99
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When exceptional quality scanning is a must and space is an issue ? reach for the perfect solution ? The Brother DSmobile 600 scanner. This powerful, compact, lightweight 600-dpi color scanner is combined with dynamic software to provide exceptional quality scanning and easy management of documents and photos. The DSmobile 600 provides a high resolution scan utilizing the high speed USB 2.0 interface. The additional software will enhance and simplify your scanning needs.

ManufacturerBrother Industries, Ltd
Manufacturer Part NumberDS600
Manufacturer Website Addresswww.brother.com
Brand NameBrother
Product ModelDS600
Product NameDS600 Handheld Scanner
Product TypeHandheld Scanner
Product UPC012502544739
Technical Information:
Image SensorCIS
Scan Resolution9600 dpi Interpolated / 600 dpi Optical
Bit Depth48 bit Color / 8 bit Grayscale / 1 bit Monochrome
Maximum Scan Speed3ppm (Color) / 5ppm (Grayscale) / 5ppm (Monochrome)
Scan Speed3 ppm Color 200 dpi Letter
5 ppm Monochrome 200 dpi Letter
5 ppm Grayscale 200 dpi Letter
Media Size8.50" x 14"
8.50" x 11"
Ports1 x USB 2.0 USB
Physical Characteristics:
Dimensions1.50" Height x 2" Width x 11" Length
Weight12.20 oz
Green ComplianceYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS


Submited By: M. D. Mulhern on 07/02/2010
I got this for my husband, just on a whim. He was able to use it on both a PC and a Mac. Set up was quick, it was easy to use, and provided clear images.

His two complaints were that 1) the drivers for Macs were not available on the website, though were on the installation disk and 2) he has not yet been able to create documents that can be manipulated...so far only PDFs. I think I have both those points correct....

4 of 5 Stars!
Submited By: W. T. Hoffman on 07/15/2010
Brother s DSMobile Scanner produces great results as a scanner, to take on the go with your laptop. It doesnt plug in, but draws power from the laptop, like when you load up your MP3 player. It s small, about ten inches long, and 2-3inches wide, and comes with a leatherette drawstring carrying case, that also holds the USB/ scanner cord. Along with the scanner, cord and pouch, comes all the software you need, plus a bunch of more common software, which you MIGHT need, and not have. (for example, you can download a trial version of MICROSOFT WORD, and also a free copy of PFD document expansion software.) The whole Scanner kit can have you up and running, within minutes of pulling it out of the box for the first time. You just have to download the scanner software, before you scan your first document. The scans look beautiful. The only problem I had was the first scan i made of some medical document, because I fed the paper into the scanner a bit off sides, so the image came out slightly lopsided. Scans after that, which included color artwork, black and white drawings, and greyscale drawings, all came thru without a hitch.

There is a small downside, with this scanner, and no doubt it s obvious. With the large desktop scanners, if you want to scan something out of a book, a magazine, or artwork from a sketchbook, etc, you can lay it flat on your scanner, and it can scan the art or book pages without problem. The DSMobile Scanner however, can only scan SINGLE PIECES of paper. For most of the use a portable scanner like this might encounter, that wont be a problem. These portable scanners were made for scanning almost anything.....exam papers, medical or legal documents that may not leave an office, photos at a friends house who doesnt have digital technology, and pages at a reference library. For the same reason a laptop works well as the portable version of a desktop computer, this scanning stick works as a portible version of the large, heavy desktop printer scanners. The software for scanning was designed for ease of use, by anyone at all conversant with computers. Before you scan, the software asks you the size of the paper, if you want to scan in color, B&W, or greytones, and that s everything. The other software allows you to keep your documents organized, for example, medical documents in one folder, artwork in another folder, or your credit card bills in another folder. Overall, I find that it scans a little faster than my desktop printer/scanner. Almost anyone with a laptop, will get a lot of use out of this device.

5 of 5 Stars!
Submited By: ThatPoshGirl on 07/15/2010
I ve used this scanner to scan documents for work, as well as pictures and drawings. I thought it worked fine for scanning documents into Adobe Pro. I didn t have any problems running OCR after scanning my paperwork. For images and drawings, I am unimpressed.

Even at 600 dpi the scans were unclear, with lost information. One drawing I scanned just looked like chicken scratch because the scanner couldn t read the finer lines. It also doesn t have anything to guide your document through the scanner. I would have been easy to include a small guide bar that swings out from the document feeder area. Without the guide it is difficult to feed documents through straight.

Another issue I had with it is that it doesn t know when it is not scanning something. For instance, if a document isn t far enough in to be caught by the feeder, the scanner will still scan even though there is nothing feeding through. If you are in a hurry, this is a huge waste of time.

Overall, I think this is an average mobile scanner. It is fine for documents, if you have nothing else available, but I wouldn t want to use it on a regular basis.

3 of 5 Stars!
Review Average: Amount of Reviews
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