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Brother DSMobile DS-720D

Brother DSMobile DS-720D
alaScore 86

217 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews of Brother DSMobile DS-720D. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the design.

usability, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Brother DSMobile DS-720D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Brother DSMobile DS-720D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of Brother DSMobile DS-720D from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, size, price, design

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DS720D Mobile Duplex Color Page ScannerBrother DS720D Mobile Duplex Color Page Scanner

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Brother DSmobile 720D


The Brother DSmobile 720D stands out among manual-feed portable scanners for its duplex (two-sided) scanning.

Low cost. Portable. Duplex (two-sided) scanning. Comes with capable document management software.

Although it comes with business card software, it doesn't handle business cards well.

If you need a scanner for business cards or receipts, you'll have to look elsewhere. Likewise, if you need an ADF, you should be looking at the Canon imageFormula P-215 Scan-tini Personal Document Scanner. But if what you need is a manual-fed portable...

Feb, 2014

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BROTHER DS720D Document Scanner


I'm currently working from home and don't have much space. This scanner works really well without taking up much room. I can feed in one page after the other which makes it more convenient than using a flatbed scanner for multi-page documents. Quality...

Feb, 2017

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BROTHER DS720D Document Scanner


Made my business paperless and clutter free

Nov, 2016

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BROTHER DS720D Document Scanner


Brother customer support excellent

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Solid for record keeping but not for professional use


Ultimately we decided to return the item as we need more professional looking scans. Will be purchasing a more expensive Brother Scanner that has both duplex and a feeder to see if we get a better result. Not a huge slam on this specific model though....

- Compact/Sleek - Software does what it's supposed to do and it's pretty intuitive to use - Setup is a breeze. Took me 5 minutes to get it going and I was scanning away - Remembers where you want to file things so you don't have to start over from...

- Nearly impossible to feed the paper in such a way as to ensure a clean, straight up and down scan. About 60% of my scanned pages came out crooked. Not a big deal if you just want to keep personal records but not good for professional looking scans

Apr, 2016

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Brother DS-720D


Can duo front and back scanning

Can only feed 1 sheet at a time

Oct, 2014

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Brother DS720D


Can duo front and back scanning

Can only feed 1 sheet at a time.

Oct, 2014

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Software could be better


Scans great, really a handy item, software is not very good.

May, 2016

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Scanner works great!


Very simple to connect to your computer. I have a Windows 7 operating system and I was able to get it going within 10 minutes of taking it out of the box and installing the software.

Mar, 2016

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Mostly Good


The scanner is great! Setup is easy. PaperPort is great! although the scan settings dialog could be a little more user friendly. I had high hopes for BR-Receipts. The software is OK, but not user friendly at all. It needs a whole lot more work, And...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Colour of product:White

Input capacity

Standard input capacity:1

Other features

Custom media length:90 - 812.8
Custom media width:55 - 215.9
Scan media weight:60 - 105

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6, A7, A8
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B8, B5, B6, B7
Legal: Yes
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Scan drivers:TWAIN, WIA
Scan file formats:BMP, GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG, TIFF
Scan to:E-mail, File, FTP, OCR
Scanning noise level:50
Sensor Type:Dual CIS

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 1.1, USB 2.0


Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):2.5
Power supply type:USB


ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):7.5
ADF scan speed (colour, A4):7.5
Colour scanning: Yes
Duplex ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):5
Duplex ADF scan speed (colour, A4):5
Duplex scanning: Yes
Enhanced scan resolution:1200 x 1200
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:210 x 297
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output colour depth:24

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Weight & Dimensions

Height :4.1
Package depth:7
Package height:25.4
Package weight:1.18
Package width:35.4