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CHS 7Qi, 2D Imager Barcode Scanner, Gray

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Price
Out of stock
Number of Items
1
Manufacturer
Socket Mobile, Inc.
Prime Eligible
Not Eligible
Weight
0.100 Pounds
Length
9.5 Inches
Height
2 Inches
Width
6.5 Inches
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Features
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  • Scanner reads 2D & 1D barcodes printed on labels or displayed on device screens
  • Scans barcodes in any direction
  • Presentation Mode (automatic scanning) provides continuous scanning capabilities without pressing the trigger button
  • Connects easily to a wide range of Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, notebook and desktop computers
  • Enjoy wireless freedom with robust Bluetooth connectivity
Description
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Minimize manual data entry with the Socket Mobile CHS 7Qi, a high-performance 2D and 1D Bluetooth barcode scanner. Small, lightweight, and comfortable to hold. The CHS 7Qi can scan barcodes printed on labels or displayed on device screens. Easy to connect, it's ideal for retail, asset tracking, field service or other mobile scanning applications requiring 2D barcode support. The CHS 7Qi with the Socket Mobile QX Stand come with added intelligence which lets you take full advantage of a (Presentation Mode) or “Grab & Go” feature for fast-moving environments. You can go from scanning by hand or ...
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Customer Feedback
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Haven't really pressed the battery life yet.
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Bluetooth pairing is easy for android, IOS and even Windows.
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They tend to be a little temperamental when pairing to specific Android apps (PatronTicket for example), but attempting the connection again always works.
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It pairs and works fine with iPhone / iPad.
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We had a couple of problems pairing with Android, but thanks to technical support, figured this out quickly, so now it works with Android devices as well.Overall, Socket Mobile works as advertised: connects to mobile devices in SPP mode, scans reliably, and holds charge for a while.
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Category: Bar Code Scanners
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The usual price range for a bar code scanner is between $11.90 to $995.00.

If you want to know about bar code scanners in general, please go to our Bar Code Scanners: Things to Know Before Buying in 2020 page to learn more!

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Editorial Reviews
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Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?

Jane's Review

It depends on what you are looking for. Let's go over the reasons why buying this bar code scanner now is a good idea, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. Take a look at its price history

image/svg+xml Highest Price Lowest Price $394.25 $335.00

Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in four parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and a price prediction I made, just in case you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. This product became unavailable to purchase, so it's hard to tell. However, the last price change observed between August 17, 2019 and March 11, 2020 was a 4.31% price increase. Since this product is currently unavailable, you might want to check out the list of similar products I gathered in the similar products section!

Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this bar code scanner was $394.25, and the lowest price point was $335.00. The current price is greater than it has ever been. If the best price is what you're looking for, this could be potentially be a bad time to purchase.

What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. This product is currently unavailable so I can't really endorse its availability, sadly. If you plan to repeatly purchase this item, I would suggest looking for a similar product or a seller who has this product with better availability! In addition, the price tends to stay more or less the same. Not a lot of price movement is expected, but the price could still move in either direction by a smidge.

Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? I know it's currently unavailable, but if this becomes available a week later, based on past price points, I expect the price to be $391.55 a week from now. It might be best to wait for a future price drop, but if this product checks all the boxes for you, don't wait to optimize for small gain.

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2. SOCKET is one of the best selling bar code scanner brand

SOCKET is one of the best selling brands among other bar code scanner brands. But I couldn't find any YouTube videos, Reddit posts, or news articles that directly mention this product, but this can be just me not looking hard enough. Will update this when I have more info!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

3. Manufacturer has bad reviews on their other products

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing or there is some defect in the product? With anything you buy online, there is a small chance of this happening. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). Still, you want to make sure that the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. The manufacturer of this product, Socket Mobile, Inc. (SOCKET), has below average reviews, which raised my eyebrows during my initial research. It's still possible that it has nothing to do with the product or the manufacturer, just a few unlucky people who had em voices on their negative experience. I'd double check if the legatimacy of a manufacturer is your thing in making a purchase decision. I put together what haters are saying in the good/ok/bad table, please check!

4. There are other options you might want to check out

image/svg+xml SOCKET Other similar brands: Vcall Symbol Motorola Solutions Esky

I found 4 brands that have similar products like this one: Vcall, Symbol, Motorola Solutions, and Esky. 'If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at a similar product from Esky. If you're looking for a bar code scanner with best reviews, a product from Esky gets the best score on the internet. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, a similar product from Esky I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products in the similar products section so please check them out! Or you can check other similar products on Amazon, too.

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5. This bar code scanner has negative reviews on the internet

Some people have a great experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item and have to go through the whole process of returning them. Since people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, don't read too much into one good or bad review. Reading multiple reviews with different ratings can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This bar code scanner has negativereviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this bar code scanner more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product above in the good/ok/bad table, so don't forget to read those since they paint the whole picture! And of course, if you want to read more detailed reviews, many of them are on Amazon!See More Reviews on AmazonSee More Reviews on Amazon

That's it! I hope you learned enough about this product to make a purchase decision now. You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading — I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

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