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Top Notch Scanner
on 26 June 2012
I started looking for a Barcode scanner to make a proper inventory of CDs, books and comics I have. Huge collection by the way... I read many reviews and went through many technical specifications trying to figure out what could be more appropriate for me. I knew and know nothing at all about scanners so my first impulse was to go for an expensive item to get all my angles covered. I learned something along the way so I knew that there were several barcodes formats and sizes. My problem was the different sources I got all my stuff from; some were from the US, some from the UK, some French, some German or Spanish, some were long barcodes others shorter. I stumbled upon this unit and it had the hands free stand and something that not all the cheaper units have which is automatic scanning; you just pass the bar underneath and it reads it. No need to keep pressing the trigger. The difference in prices to other scanners was very considerable and I thought it would probably be a disappointment. Well, totally wrong. The unit comes in a white unbranded box and is simply...top notch. I tried every codebar I could get my hands on and it read them all. Even a very large one from the cable tv invoice. I have been putting it through continous work for several days and it has never faultered once. I have only started to use it with my comics book collection and is rock steadily bleaping those barcodes into the software. It comes with a small info manual for the more technical minded user (you have several barcodes to programm it, but I never had to install anything), it just works right out of the box. Windows sets it up in seconds and it just starts working :)
I honestly recommend it to anyone needing to scan barcodes. Does not have that cheap plastic look or feeling. It feels good in your hand. The stand is a little more fragile and cheap looking(you need a screwdriver to assemble the stand), a bit on the light side, but when you put it on your desk you really don't think about it anymore. This does not detract the scanners performance whatsoever. Together with the scanner itself, which clamps tightly to the stand they make a sturdy assembly. Hope this helps other users...