Proster Laser Barcode Scanner

Test 04/2020

  • Proster Laser Barcode Scanner - testing
  • Proster Laser Barcode Scanner - front
  • Proster Laser Barcode Scanner - front2
  • Proster Laser Barcode Scanner - back
  • Proster Laser Barcode Scanner - right
  • Proster Laser Barcode Scanner - boxed
Test seal: Proster Laser Barcode Scanner, Rating 8.1

last modified: 17.02.2020, 12:49

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All rating criteria details:

Detection 40%
Handling 30%
Speed 15%
Workmanship 15%
Tested by: Xenia

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Resumee

The Laser Barcode Scanner from Proster is a lightweight for long working hours but is useless for inventory and larger stores because it works only with a cable. In addition, the manual is only available in English and is also incomplete, making it difficult for beginners to use the scanner. The few adjustment possibilities work satisfactorily and the volume cannot be adjusted.

Pro

  • No installation necessary (Plug and Play)
  • Fall-proof

Cons

  • Wired
  • Removing the cable is impractical
  • Instructions insufficient
  • Few adjustment possibilities
  • No volume control
Wired scanner with easy installation, but few programming options and poor instructions.

Special feature

The Laser Barcode Scanner from Proster is very light, which makes it possible to work with it for a long time.

Appearance

The packaging of the scanner is simple and unprinted. There is no label on the contents of the product.

This barcode scanner is made of black plastic and is, therefore, a practical lightweight and comes with a cable. It has a simple appearance and fits well in the hand. It is also well made and has rubber protection to reduce impact and shock.

Scan Modes

Only a few seconds are needed to connect and set up the scanner (self-explanatory through plug and play). It is simply connected to the computer with the cable and immediately transmits the scans to open word processing programs or Excel.

Unfortunately, the cable interferes with the use and therefore the device cannot be used in an uncomplicated way for larger companies or inventories on large areas.

Various programs can be set on the barcode scanner. Among them is a permanent activation of the laser to scan several products one after the other (Laser/CCD MODE - Continuous Scan).

Please note

The operating manual is given a deficient status because it lacks essential functional descriptions (e.g. the setup). The programming codes are also inadequately explained, making it almost impossible for persons unfamiliar with the product to work with the device. In addition, the user must understand English because there is no other language of the instructions.

Unfortunately, there is no volume control on this scanner. Moreover, the cable can only be removed impractically with a pointed object through an opening, a thing that is also not mentioned in the manual.

We have evaluated almost 40 reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that around 85 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 10 percent of users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 85% positive and 10% negative ratings

The following products received positive comments:

  • Extensive setting options

The following products received negative comments:

  • With round surfaces, the scanner can sometimes have problems
Manufacturer Proster
EAN 0753807586566
Supported barcodes EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-E, Code39, Code93, Code128, EAN128, Codaber, Industoal 2 of 5, Interleave 2 of 5, Matrix 2, of 5, MSI
Not supported barcodes Code39 Extended (special characters are not recorded),EAN-5, EAN-2, Codabar (letters are hidden), Code 93 Extended, PZN7 & PZN8 (instead of "PZN" "ß" is displayed)
Scan type 1D barcode
Connection USB cable
Scans per second 100
Buffer memory None (wired)
Battery life None (wired)
Signal sound Yes
Scan distance 34 cm
Range None (wired)
Length of the power cable 183 cm
Supported languages GER, FR, US
Quality impression Good
Weight 135 g
Manual language EN
Quality of instructions Unsatisfactory
Scope of delivery Scanner, USB cable, operating instructions
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2020-02-17
Which cable is required for the serial interface?
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A USB cable is required.
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2020-02-17
Is the scanner beeping?
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Yes.

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