Reviewing Brother’s Speedy and Accurate DSmobile DS-940DW Portable Document Scanner

Review of the Brother DSmobile DS-940DW at PCMagPROS

  • Small and light.
  • Fast scanning and processing.
  • Accurate OCR.
  • Solid software bundle.
  • Easy to use.
  • Autonomous scanning to microSD card.
  • Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 connectivity.


  • No automatic document feeder.
  • MicroSD card not included.


Brother’s feature-rich, manual-feed DS-940DW portable document scanner makes scans (and processes them) quickly, and it comes with all the software you’ll need for most tasks. It’s a terrific value.

MSRP $179.99

ByWilliam Harrel  March 4, 2020
Editors’ Rating: excellent

Brother’s DSmobile DS-940DW ($179.99) is a manual-feed portable document scanner designed for low-volume, one- and two-sided scan tasks on the road. Similar to our current top pick, Epson’s DS-80W Wireless Portable Document Scanner, the DS-940DW is accurate; comes with a comprehensive software bundle, a battery, and wireless connectivity; and goes the DS-80W one better by allowing you to scan to microSD flash memory cards. (In other words, when scanning to microSD, you don’t need to lug along a laptop—the scanner is self-contained.) All this taken together, the DSmobile DS-940DW cops an Editors’ Choice for single-sheet portable document scanners.

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