Pentax DSmobile 600 review

This portable and practical scannercould be a worthwhile investment

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Our Verdict

An impressive portable scanning solution


  • Small and lightweight
  • Simple to set up and use
  • Decent scan quality


  • Scan times can be a bit slow

The Pentax DSmobile 600 scanner measures 280 x 51 x 38mm, and is a small and convenient device to carry around.

It connects to your laptop using USB, which also powers the device. The driver, along with the supplied DSmobile Scan software that allows you to save scans as PDF files, come on a single CD. This makes the Pentax DSmobile 600 a breeze to set up.

Fast compact scanner

There is also the more powerful PageManager 7 for editing your scans to a variety of formats.

To scan, insert your page and press the button, which feeds it through the sensor. With a maximum scan area of 216 x 356mm, you can scan up to A4.

Scan times vary, with an A4 text page taking 20 seconds, while a full-coloured one took close to 90 seconds.

Overall, the Pentax DSmobile 600 produced scans that were smooth with little sign of jagging.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSheetfed Scanner
Optical Resolution600 dpi
Brand NamePentax
Media SizeLegal, Legal 215.90 mm x 355.60 mm
Scan ColorColour
Grayscale Depth8-bit
Maximum Color Scan Speed (ppm)3
Height38.1 mm
Width50.8 mm
Depth279.4 mm
Colour Depth24-bit
ManufacturerRicoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product Model600
Product NameDSMOBILE 600 Sheetfed Scanner
Manufacturer Part NumberDSmobile 600
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Portable scanner scans quickly and quietly. Convenient, lightweight scanner only weighs 12.2 oz and fits in briefcases or computer bag. Power from USB connection to your PC. Scan up to 8-1/2" x 14" size documents with up to 600 dpi and save to your computer in Adobe Acrobat, JPG or TIFF file formats. Paper thickness can range from 0.1mm to 0.8mm. Perfect for scanning receipts, news articles, handwritten notes, school papers, photos, recipes and more. Scanning modes include 48-bit internally, outputs 24-bit true color, eight-bit gray scale, one-bit black and white (bi-level). Scanner is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP. Scanner includes a carry bag, software (DSmobileSCAN II, PageManager Version 7) and 6' USB cable.

Weight (Approximate)345.9 g