I have only been able to use this scanner three times but it worked fine to make PDF files. It is somewhat of a learning curve to get the documents to come out right and I had to repeat some due to wrong settings. I have it set up with my wireless Brother all in one but have not tried it yet.
Expertise: Casual User
Use: Home (Personal Use)
Brother products owned: 3
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Review 2 for DSmobile® 820W
Great Portable Scanner
Date:February 15, 2014
from Phillipsburg, NJ
I needed a portable scanner to scan thousands of documents and expenditure receipts in preparation for a divorce. It scans all sizes or paper (great for register receipts or long legal documents) quickly.
I found two drawbacks to the scanner: the first, and this is purely a personal choice, is when turning the scanner on, it defaults to a color JPG format and I use almost exclusively BW PDF format. I wish there were a way to change the default setting.
The second is the wireless setting. To access the scanner wirelessly, you must disconnect from your WIFI and connect directly to the scanner. It would be better if the scanner could be accessed via my home WIFI simply as another wireless device.
However, even with those two complaints, it is a great little scanner and has served its purpose and is still going strong.