|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.8 x 3.5 x 2.3 inches|
|Item model number||NUSCAN 1000U|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||NUSCAN 1000U|
Adesso NuScan1000U USB Hand Held Contact CCD Barcode Scanner
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- Durable construction, manufactured from high quality ABS plastic ensures long service life
- 2048 pixel CCD with a 3.15-Inch (width) & 0.78-Inch (depth) scan field for quick, accurate reads
- Allows automatic recognition and decoding of the most popular barcodes
- Ease of Use over pen Scanning
- Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 & Mac OS X
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First, I should point out that this product is listed (on Amazon) as a CD-ROM but it is not a CD-ROM nor does it contain a CD-ROM.
The package comes with a scanner and a booklet. The scanner has a USB cable and no other cable options. The booklet contains some barcodes that let you adjust the scanner settings such as scan mode (trigger, auto, toggle) and audio feedback (tone, duration). The booklet is also available as PDF from the Adesso website. The booklet is not needed for normal operation.
Installation on WinXP involved plugging the scanner into the USB port, done. Once plugged in, it chimed the la cucaracha tune.
Usage was just as easy, point and shoot. The scanner button is rubbery yet has a nice click feel so it is very easy to use. The orientation (non-pistol style) was better than expected and is very easy to hold and scan items over and over. I was (wrongly) expecting to be able to hold the scanner inches away from the barcode but this type of scanner requires you to practically touch the product with the scanner for a successful scan. With a successful scan, the barcode numbers are entered into your computer just as-if you had typed them.
Configuring the unit for scanning modes and beeper volume/duration (it's a little LOUD out of the box) is just as simple. There are a few barcodes printed in the manual that you scan per your preferences.
To test it, just point your browser to [...] rest the scanner on a UPC code, and click the trigger. Even if the product isn't in the database, you'll get confirmation of a good read just by looking at the number read out by the scanner. (If it's not in the database, do those good people at upcdatabase a favor and enter the product details). You could also use Amazon's search feature with the device, in the same fashion: scan the product's bar code rather than typing in its title.
I scanned in a dozen CDs sitting here at my desk about as quickly as a checkout clerk - so I stuck a pencil behind my ear, snapped my chewing gum a few times, asked myself if I found everything I was looking for and hollered "WET CLEANUP ON AISLE THREE!"
If you are looking for a good option to get the job done, this scanner is an excellent choice.
It will scan:
*UPC-A (Regular UPC's)
*Code 39 (3 of 9)
*Interleaved 2 of 5
It will not scan:
*UPC-E (I think this is the tiny barcode on books that encodes only the price, not the ISBN)
*Codabar (used by libraries)
*POSTNET (the lines the post office stamps on the bottom of your mail)
It's a contact scanner, which means that the scanner should be in contact with the barcode. But, it sometimes works up to an inch above a well-printed barcode. Also, it's a wired, USB scanner, which means you'll need to bring your laptop close to whatever it is you're scanning.
It automatically scans the text of the barcode plus an Enter character, but you can get rid of the enter character through the scanable options in the book.
+I was able to plug mine in and start scanning without installing any software (I use a PC)
+It automatically scans many different types of barcodes, without you having to adjust anything
+Pretty long cord, about 4 feet
+Very easy to use
+Lightweight, yet steady
+Beeps satisfactorily after every successful scan, and doesn't beep when it doesn't scan
+Scanned even my bar codes I printed from my injet printer that got smeared
-Very simple, the only options you can change is the length and the pitch of the beep (through codes in the book)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works great for optical reading. Originally purchased so I can scan barcodes on the screen of a smartphone.Published 3 months ago by 331
These are horrible scanners. They barely ever scan anything. You have to hold them up against the barcode a little to the right for it to scan. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Heather Crystal
It works very good. Scan small bar code. Seems very durable, even we drop it to the floor several times, It works fine.Published on January 28, 2013 by jay kim
The application we are using needs a port and could not get this to work in Windows 7 . I probably should have dug deeper before buying.Published on November 27, 2012 by Nathan Hine
The adesso faq page for the 1000U tells how to set it up for mac if you're having problems:
FAQ for problems with OS X: [...]
Worked right out of the box - just plugged it in and started playing with it! We have 80+ netbooks and chargers in our small, Christian school and it really made checking them out... Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by FaithLutheran
As other reviewers have stated, it worked once, beeped and then shut off. For some reason, it is not compatible with Macs. Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by sam
This is our 2nd bar code scanner. It just works like it says. Setup is within minutes. Helps track our volunteers when we sign them in our system. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by luboy680
We were looking for a barcode scanner that didn't break the bank. Our other choices were $350 dollars, and so we took the risk and ordered in one of these scanners. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Wirkus24