We recently investigated this (for purposes of working with Alma, a web-based LMS(*)) and ended up deciding on a Surface 2 tablet combined with a Socketmobile CX2864-1336 (http://www.socketmobile.com/pdf/data-collection/chs_deployment-guide.pdf). The Socketmobile is also compatible with iOS.
They've only just arrived and our ITS are still imaging the tablets so I can't vouch for how well they work in practice but they look cute and it only took two of us, paying close attention to the manual, to work out how to attach them to their lanyards. :-)
(*) Yes I know Ex Libris says Alma isn't an LMS but it is a system that manages library material so that's what I call it anyway.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Edward M. Corrado
Sent: Tuesday, 4 November 2014 9:59 a.m.
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Wireless barcode scanners
This is slightly off-topic but I can't think of a better place to ask.
I have been asked to investigate wireless barcode scanners, and preferably ones that can work with an iPad (or be connected to an iPad), for inventory purposes. I have found a few used in the retail environment but I was wondering of anyone has bought any recently that they like. Even if you have a wireless barcode scanner that isn't designed to work with an iPad that you recommend, I'd like to hear about it. I know this is vaugue, but that is intentional, I am trying to cast a wide net in hopes to hear what others have done that might be of interest since we are just starting to look into this.
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