What Document Scanner is Light, Small
By +Dax Radder
If you guessed the Brother DS-600 Document Scanner you win; but you won’t get any money or a new car, or free ocean cruise to Alaska, and you won’t get the smallest, fastest, lightest, document scanner. But you will be the annuitant of one thing that’s even more important; the DS-600 is far less expensive than the competition.
We’re talking price here, folks, so if you are a cost-conscious buyer, and on a family budget, and need to scan documents where ever you are, this is your ticket. Oh sure, you might be able to find other portable mobile scanners close to or lower than the price of the DS-600, but they tend to only be used for photos, not documents; besides, those scanners only received three stars.
The Brother DS-600 Document Scanner is not only light, small, (you can hold it in one hand) and inexpensive, it gets power over USB cable, and comes with protective sleeves for scanning your photos safely.
Most people who invest in a document scanner are primarily concerned with two things: cost and performance. Well, we have already touched on the value of the DS-600, but the overall performance is redolent of mobile scanners priced in the $300 price range. Like many electronic products the Brother DS-600 has its limitations for handling multi-page documents, but like most manual-feed scanners, the speed will depend on how fast you can feed the paper. Since the actual scan only takes about 13 seconds, which may be a tad bit slower than that nifty, expensive document scanner, it’s still fast enough to serve the purpose.
Actually, in one accuracy test, the Brother DS-600 Document Scanner scored quite well in the ability to read different font sizes as small as 8 point without a mistake. Can we get an “atta boy!” from anybody?
By this time if you are still wandering in the valley of indecision about choosing a document scanner, with your permission, let’s make a quick list of some reasons why the DS-600 Document Scanner should be sitting on your desk tomorrow afternoon:
- It offers exceptional quality scanning your documents without taking up most all of your desk space
- It offers some of the best clarity using 600 dpi color resolution
- The dynamic software insures easy management of your pictures and documents
- The scanning media range can be as small as a business card to 8.5″ x 14″ paper
- With the USB 2.0 interface the DS-600 scanner operates at high speed using limited power from the PC
- The Brother DS-600 can go where you go – anytime, anyplace you have need for scanning
- Operates using low power consumption of 0.2W in standby mode and a maximum of 2.0W when scanning
And if that were not enough plus-signs to get you off the couch, and heading for the nearest store to do your own testing of the Brother DS-600, here is some more ammunition. It has malfunction capability, one touch scanning, no external power adapter required, has a small, compact design, document versatility, it uses a compact image sensor, and it’s practically a maintenance-free operation.
So, let‘s see, have we missed anything? Probably not except to mention that everything you will need to start scanning will be in the box when you make the purchase, including scanning software for Windows. The bottom line is the Brother DS-600 is not just a scanner; it’s a powerful scanning package.
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