Review of the Brother ADS-1250W Wireless Compact Color Desktop Scanner at PCMagPROS
Fast and accurate. Supports scanning to USB drives. Comes with document and contact management software. Updated iPrint&Scan app now highly versatile.

No battery. Sparse control panel. Limited web connectivity.

The Brother ADS-1250W is a fast and accurate, no-nonsense portable document scanner for the small-business traveler.

The Brother ADS-1250W ($229.99) is a sheet-feed portable scanner designed for capturing multipage documents while you’re away from the office. It performs similar to and has several features in common with our Editors’ Choice Epson WorkForce ES-300W, except it lacks one key perk: a battery for running off the cord. If you don’t mind being tethered to a power outlet or PC, though, this fast and accurate scanner will serve you well on the road.

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Editors' Choice

  • PROS

    Low price. Supports Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking, as well as lots of mobile and cloud options. Customizable 2.8-inch color touch screen. Fast scanning and text recognition. Highly accurate OCR.

  • CONS

    No disc in the box. Touch screen somewhat cramped.


    Brother’s ADS-2700W is a fast, highly accurate document scanner that comes with Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and numerous mobile and cloud connectivity options for a very reasonable price.

[amazon_link asins=’B0757Z7NLC’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ce242fa3-cfa9-11e7-8043-935241a97083′]A smaller, lower-capacity, and less-expensive sibling to the Editors’ Choice Brother ImageFormula ADS-3600W [amazon_link asins=’B01AD7I6P0′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2556d9a3-cfad-11e7-b69b-5dbcfb7c1498′], the Brother ADS-2700W Wireless High-Speed Desktop Document Scanner ($399.99) [amazon_link asins=’B0757Z7NLC’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f3988171-cfa9-11e7-8eeb-17bca0f8eff9′] is a low- to-mid-volume document scanner designed for micro and small offices and workgroups. Comparable in price and speed to the Epson WorkForce ES-500W [amazon_link asins=’B01M686HSS’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0342f933-cfaa-11e7-84a7-bdecaa4a0c6f’], which, like the Brother models mentioned here, is networkable, the ADS-2700W is fast and highly accurate for the price. In addition, it comes with an easy-to-use color touch screen and the ability to scan to USB thumb drives, thereby making it an exceptional value, as well as our latest top pick for entry-level networkable document scanners.
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