Datalogic’s Gryphon Cordless barcode scanner
We recently worked on a project and used Datalogic’s Gryphon 4500 series cordless 2D barcode scanner. It’s a cordless scanner that can read normal 1D barcodes and 2D codes (like QR codes and datamatrix) as well. It comes with a healthcare coating – which inhibits the growth of bacteria and cleaning the scanner with harsh chemicals doesn’t damage it.
Here are some of the things that impressed and didn’t impress us about the scanner.
What we like
- Looks and feels like quality.
- Scans lightning fast
- Scans 1D & 2D barcodes
- Displays a green good read light
What we didn’t like
- Wasn’t easy to adjust the stand
Look and feel
First impressions, the scanner feels good. It’s a comfortable weight – feels nice and solid without being too heavy. It’s designed in Italy and it looks good. With it being cordless, it feels tidy.
Very easy to use – with a clear aiming mark. Useful if you’re choosing a barcode from a menu of other codes.
Bright white barcode illumination, so you can clearly see what’s being scanned. Also better with coloured barcodes.
Automatic barcode detection and scanning. Just wave the code under the scanner and it reads it automatically.
Most of Datalogic’s range comes with a green dot good read indicator. If you’re busy looking at the item you’re scanning then having a confirmation of sucessfully scanning your code is very helpful. There’s also a big green indicator at the back of the scanner as well.
The cordless Gryphon has eliminated charging contacts or sockets on the GBT4500, the latest Datalogic cordless scanner. No contacts to clean. Whilst that removes a potential vulnerability on the scanner, they’ve included a hidden cable connector in the bottom of the scanner for a USB cable.
There wasn’t much to fault about the Gryphon GBT4500 scanner. The only slight inconvenience I suffered was adjusting the charging stand. It has a locking screw and you need a screwdriver to unlock it.
It isn’t the cheapest cordless scanner on the market. Priced at around £450-£500 for the scanner and charging cradle, it’s an expensive option.
The Datalogic GBT4500 is a quality piece of equipment with a two-year guarantee and so many features I can’t begin to describe them all in this review. Easy to use, lightning fast and very versatile, you’d be pleased when you bought it. It’s not the cheapest, but it is quality.
If you’d like to find out more about the Gryphon 4500 cordless barcode scanner click here and ask me any questions.
– Miles Green
Here’s Datalogic’s Gryphon 4500 video, demonstrating the scanner and it’s features.