Summary: We have a smaller warehouse about 10,000 products. This little guy lets you scan the upc (I haven't found a barcode that doesn't work) and it counts it as one. If you need to delete one it has a button that you can hold down and scan the product again and it will take the upc out. Then it easily imports all the upcs into excel you add a quantity of one next to each code in column B.
Summary: The driver software for this is atrocious. Under both Win7 and WinXP, it looses the scanned barcodes about half of the time (3 out of 6 attempts). Two different PCs, independent installs. I am faster typing ISBN's by hand. One ISBN out of the batches successfully scanned (about 12 books each) came up as bogus. There is no point whatsoever in using a detached barcode scanner if the machine cannot be trusted to keep scan results until explicitly told to delete them.
Summary: Bought this scanner to use with my DVD collection, it reads the code and then the software fills in the pertinent data in my library record. Really enjoy using this product and it saves me a lot of time. Not the cheapest scanner and not the most expensive but, works very well.
Summary: I bought this wonderful little barcode scanner after seeing a friend with one. I was very impressed with the construction of this device. It may seem strange but it really feels good in your hand. It has a very sturdy feel to it; I believe it should stand the test of time. Even the weight of the device is right. It is not so light as to feel cheap. I certainly don't mean it is 'heavy' in any way, but it feels 'solid'.
Summary: It scanned the bar code in for CD's without any trouble. However, it did not scan in ISBN numbers on books. It captured the UPC bar code, which doesn't work when entering books. The ISBN number is used to look up books. I own 2,000 books and typed each one in by hand.
Summary: I was looking for a portable scanner to do an inventory in my school library. I saw this and was a little afraid it wouldn't read all of my crazy barcodes. I was so surprised at how great it works on all of my Follett barcodes and how easy it is to get the data into the Destiny program. Saved me hundreds of dollars over more expensive portable scanners!