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Top Reasons to Choose an Attachable Barcode Scanner - the 800 Series and DuraCase

Posted by Amelia on Apr 25, 2019 5:50:35 PM

Imagine a vendor speaking with an impatient customer who’s asking for a size 10 shoe that’s not found on the shelves. Rushing to the stockroom with blood pumping from exertion, carrying a cell phone in one hand and a scanner in the other. What’s the likelihood that salesperson WON’T drop one of those juggled devices?

Imagine that your boss hands you a work phone for customer calls. You already carry a personal phone in your pocket at all times, and now you have the weight of a phone in each side pocket. Where do you put that handheld scanner for work? 

There are many reasons that an attachable barcode scanner would come in handy in various scenarios:

Accessibility to smart phone features: Smart phones and tablets offer so many features that simplify the work environment. GPS, Notes, contact lists, camera, video calls, email, and internet access are just as important as attaching a credit-card sized scanner to that multi-functional mobile device.


Two-in one device (mobile device and scanner): Carrying a handheld device, personal mobile, and work phone is difficult to juggle when running around making sales and servicing customers.


Real-time Accessibility to Inventory: When customers ask for an item that is not readily available in-store, sales can check on products in stock for customers with Socket Mobile’s 800 Series.


Small and Light Attachment: Attaching an extra object to your mobile device won’t weigh down your mobile device when the attachable 800 Series has the width and length of a credit card. The 800 Series is one of the smallest barcode scanners available.


800 Series has Mobile Compatibility: Use the mobile device you already have without worrying over compatibility. Attaching to a smart device is simple when Socket Mobile’s 800 Series with Bluetooth® wireless technology offers native support with Android, Windows, and certified by Apple® for iOS devices.


Ideal for Mobile Industries: Retail POS, field service, inventory management, asset tracking and more industries with on-the-go personnel are simplified with an attachable scanner that is as mobile as your work environment. 


(Learn more about the 800 Series DuraCase attachment - Empowering the Mobile Device Workforce with Socket Mobile DuraCase)  

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