Brother Portable Document Scanner DS-940DW Review – Portable document scanners are not new and we’ve seen in fact a few popular ones in the market for the past few years. But, this is the first time I’ve ever encountered a portable scanner that can do double-sided (duplex) scanning in one scan!

Even some big, MFC printers like the Brother MFC-J5845DW can’t do duplex scanning without turning the page and re-feeding the paper manually. But this small, portable, and wireless Brother DS-940DW can do it flawlessly.

Brother Portable Document Scanner DS-940DW has a portable design that allows you to carry it inside your bag or backpack to scan on the go. It has a built-in 1,200mAh rechargeable battery that can last up to 320 scans (with the wireless LAN off, or 200 scans when it’s on). Recharging the scanner through USB requires around 2.6 hours from 0 to 100.

It supports storing the scans in a microSD card (not included) and access them later using a microSD card reader on your computer.

What I like about the DS-940DW design is the simplicity. Sure, having many physical buttons like this scanner has may not satisfy the modern minimalists in terms of design, but they make it so easy and straightforward to use. It’s like a step-by-step decision making when you are going to scan something: Do I want to scan in colour? JPG or PDF? One-sided or double-sided? These buttons are used only when you want to scan locally to a microSD. The LCD panel also displays your selection so you can double check everything before you start scanning.

Read the full and complete review on Craving Tech's website here.