The Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 8Ci is a small, thin and easy to use barcode scanner optimized for smartphones. Featuring full software support, the CHS 8Ci is easy to attach to your smartphone when in use and easy to detach and slip in your pocket when not in use.
Unlike other barcode scanners for smartphones, the CHS 8Ci can be used with different devices of varying shapes and sizes (even tablets!) and can be used either attached or detached from the host device. Weighing only 1.7 oz (48 g), it's the lightest barcode scanner on the market that can be attached to a smartphone in a sled-type scanning solution.
It reads all of the most popular 1D barcodes and is perfect for retail point of sale, inventory management, sales order entry, field service, and other mobile business applications.
Slips easily into your pocket.
Thin and lightweight, the CHS 8Ci is as small as a credit card. It fits perfectly in a shirt or pants pocket for handy access whenever you need it — it goes where you go!
Attach to your device for a one-handed solution.
Need to keep a hand free to handle merchandise or equipment? The CHS 8Ci easily attaches to your favorite smartphone or multimedia device with our optional Klip Case. You'll have a convenient, one-handed solution that's easier to carry!
Socket Mobile currently offers Klip Cases for the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPod touch (5th generation) and Samsung Galaxy S4 as well as a Universal Klip Case. Klip Cases customized for other devices are available from third-party manufacturers. Request a Klip Case for another device >
Are you a developer, Socket Mobile partner or third-party accessory manufacturer interested in creating a Klip Case for a specific device? Contact us to access the Klip Case design files >
Wear around your neck.
Want convenient access to the CHS 8Ci at all times?
Wear it around your neck or fasten it to your belt with the included lanyard / belt clip, which features a retractable tether so you can comfortably pull the scanner out to your arm's full length.
Easy to Integrate
The CHS 8Ci has the same key hardware features and uses the same software and SDK as our popular CHS Series 7 barcode scanners.
If you're currently using our CHS Series 7 barcode scanners, you'll have a familiar user experience and be able to use the same apps with our CHS 8Ci.
Flexible for Different Devices and Usage Scenarios
The CHS 8Ci gives you the most flexibility to integrate with your devices and user preferences. After you've attached it to a phone, it's easy to detach and just change the Klip Case to attach it to a different phone or device. You can even skip the Klip Case and use it unattached.
The scanner is compatible with a broad range of Apple, Android and Windows
devices and is Apple MFi certified for the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and