Tiny mobile barcode scanner for Android and iOS

July 23, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Socket Mobile has announced its latest model 8Qi 2D cordless hand scanner (CHS), which can scan both 1D "liner" barcodes and 2D QR codes making it an ideal choice in Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) applications where 1D UPC barcodes, 2D mobile coupons or loyalty cards need to be scanned.

Approximately the same size as a credit card measuring less than one half inch (1.27-cm) thick and weighing less than two ounces (48-g), the CHS 8Qi claims to be the smallest and lightest 2D barcode scanner available in the market today. It can be attached to most smartphones including the Apple iPhone®, iPod touch® and Samsung® S4 devices in a "sled type" configuration.

The CHS 8Qi is the second model in the progression of the CHS Series 8 cordless barcode scanners which are attachable to most smartphones enabling one-handed professional barcode scanning. The 8Qi is also suited for Mobile Ticketing and high-end retail environments where 2D barcodes are gaining popularity for security and data capacity. An SDK is also available.