Epson - WorkForce DS-30 Portable Document Scanner - Black

Take care of business while you're on the road with this Epson WorkForce DS-30 B11B206201 portable scanner, which scans a variety of document sizes, including ID and business cards, and allows you to scan directly to the Cloud.
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Overview

What's Included


  • WorkForce DS-30 Portable Document Scanner
  • USB cable
  • PC and Mac installation CDs, carrying bag, cleaning sheets
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (327 out of 362)

Energy Ratings


Features


Up to 600 dpi resolution

For crisp, clear images and text.

8.5" x 14" maximum scan area

Captures a variety of documents in letter, legal and custom sizes.

4.6 ppm speed

For rapid results.

One-touch scanning to the Cloud

Lets you store documents via a variety of compatible Cloud services and the included software.

Scans business and ID cards

Accepts plastic and embossed cards up to 1.2mm thick for simple scanning in landscape orientation.

OCR and document management suite

Allows you to create editable text and searchable PDFs.

Lightweight design

Along with an included carrying bag makes on-the-go scanning simple.

High-speed USB 2.0 interface

Offers easy connectivity.

Software for Mac and PC

Epson Document Capture Pro (Windows), ABBYY FineReader, NewSoft, Page Manager (Mac) and more offer enhanced functionality.


Customer rating

4.4
91%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.0

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    Vince
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this a couple of days ago to process receipts for expense reports. It does exactly what it says it will. It has handled receipts of all sizes without problem and provides a great image (I've only saved in pdf and jpg formats as of yet). The software was a bit buggy to start, but cleared up after I restarted my PC - there was no prompt or anything stating that the PC needed to be restarted after the installation was complete. Aside from that, the software is very intuitive and simple to use. The scan time, so far, has been very quick (I have it set at max resolution) regardless of the physical size of the document being scanned. 8 in by 11.5 in papers scanned in under 5 seconds, and smaller items (Parking and gas receipts) were faster. The bag has a separate pocket for the cable so it doesn't catch on the scanner when you're packing it away. Its small form is convenient for packing it in with the rest of your gear in your computer bag/backpack. Overall, if you're looking for a convenient portable scanner, this will work great, and at this price, you really can't go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LoveThis

    Posted
    BettyBoop
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The CD did not work and I could not load it. I called the support number and was walked through website to download the driver and enough info for me to get it working. The instructions were minimal and since the CD didn't work they were useless. The tech wasn't friendly but got it working. The speed on this is great and I can choose to have it convert documents as they scan into .pdf file so I can have all pages in one document. I didn't time it but it is like 30 seconds to scan compared to 5 minutes on my printer which has to be converted. After 2 days though the USB cable that came with it would not stay in the slot and it turned off the scanner and I could not use it except to put it on a table and not move anything. Best Buy replaced the cable but they did not have the duplicate of the one that came with it but it is working just fine. I recommend this highly

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

    Posted
    Diaxander
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have a lot of papers I tend to hoard over the years, and they are just taking up unnecessary space. So I decided to purchase this scanner and give it a try. PRO: -Easy installation/set-up -Gets the job done, scans just fine -Bang for your buck -Very light -Takes very little space -Comes with a bag for it to take with you on the go CON: -After scanning about 50 pages, I had to restart because it froze. It is on the cheaper end for a scanner, so I can't complain. -It was fast enough, but if you grew up to technology like I did (used computers since Kindergarten) and do not have patience, then I would suggest investing in a quicker scanner. -Must flip the page yourself to scan the back side. -Sometimes you have to watch the paper as it goes and adjust or hold it because it can go a little to the side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost 5 Stars...

    Posted
    dlsmith
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This scanner works great but beware the claim that it "scans directly to email". Set up was easy except that I couldn't get it to scan to email. After messing with it for quite some time, I finally contacted support. I was told that the scan to email feature only works with Outlook. THIS SHOULD BE DISCLOSED IN THE SPECS! The way the specs are listed it sounds as if it can scan to ANY email, which apparently is NOT the case. I was so frustrated and disgusted that I nearly returned it, but every other feature is easy to use, so I decided to keep it. One other thing that I would suggest to the manufacturer, is to have a little flip out arm that can steady the page (to help keep it straight) as its feeding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible durability

    Posted
    OffshoreOGConsultant
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    DO NOT BUY THIS SCANNER!!! I have bought this twice and will never buy another Epson scanner because of how poor the durability on this is. Within a short period of buying and starting to use this scanner, it quit working. When I plug it into my computer, the computer recognizes something is plugged into the USB port but the green power light no longer comes on and it will not work. It happened the first time and since it is smaller and portable, I gave it the benefit of the doubt and purchased another one. The same thing happened to the second one! DO NOT BUY THIS SCANNER!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wife needed a scanner for her genealogy records

    Posted
    DonR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    It's actually for my wife who does genealogy and needed a scanner to scan genealogy records into her tree. I did some online searches to see which one would work best. I must have looked at 6 or more and I made sure to look at several brands. We knew it would have to be small and would not have electricity. It is perfect for what she needs and it has a small bag that holds it and she's very happy with the choice. Especially since it was on sale and I had earned some credit with Best Buy that we could apply and by the time we were finished she thought Santa had come.,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Scanner with no real support

    Posted
    SurfaceUser

    The Epson DS-30 was a good scanner until it got on Windows 10. It will only scan in gray scale and B/W. Epson customer support is terrible. I have submitted a request for help twice and the "Help" I got was worthless. I am now in the market for a replacement scanner. I am making sure that my co-workers and customers know NOT to purchase this scanner. And yes, I have all the latest drivers and system updates. This is simply a driver problem! I am very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    Cdbjr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I already have an all in one scanner printer at home but I needed something that was easier to carry around especially when I'm away from home and have to scan documents. This scanner works pretty well, my only gripe is that sometimes the paper gets misaligned while going through, it does scan fairly quickly though so that's a plus and I haven't tried doing photos, I should though. They have 2 similar models and the only difference is that this isn't WiFi, no big deal, if rather plug it in anyways. If you're looking for a very compact scanner this one is hard to beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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