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Gadget Guy review of Brother DS-940DW portable duplex document scanner

27 February 2020
Product News

The Brother DS-940DW is a portable, single-pass, duplex scanner – something very few $299 products do, let alone portable ones with Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 and a battery.

The Brother DS-940DW is almost unique (and its nearest competitor is the Epson ES-60W, and I have used it too) but before you rush out and buy, we want to issue some caveats that apply equally to both.

  • Meant for casual/mobile users – a few sheets at a time
  • The design – small feed and receive rollers – means documents can skew
  • It is a sheet feed – not a hand scanner
  • It works best with 60-80gsm bond paper.
  • Take care with light stock (use a carrier sheet)
  • If heavier stock does not feed don’t force it
  • It does not have user-replaceable rollers, or parts – when it stops feeding or charging that is it

In other words, don’t use the Brother DS-940DW – a 4-cylinder to tow a caravan. In all other respects, it is a great little scanner that adds flexibility to a mobile warrior’s arsenal.


Read the full original review on the Gadget Guy website here.