5 Top-rated Portable Bluetooth Barcode Scanners for Flippers

A lot of resellers and flippers use their smartphone and some kind of app to scan for profitable items, but smartphones don’t always make the best scanners.

They’re just not very convenient when it comes to scanning since phones generally aren’t the best at picking up barcodes. Dedicated barcode scanners can be faster, making you more efficient at sourcing.

Try out these portable bluetooth scanners instead. These are some of the top sellers on Amazon, and we’ve included some overview of the comments to help you make a decision.

You’ll also want to keep an eye out for compatibility. While most people will pair it with their iPhones or Android phones, there may be some issues with specific brands like Samsung.

Take a look at the product page for more details about compatibility.

Arkscan ES301M

This bluetooth barcode scanner is a little bit on the pricier side, but it’s highly reviewed and has a tiny footprint.

It measures only 1″ x 2.56″ x .71″ compared to its competitors. To give you a point of reference, that’s a bit larger than those ubiquitous rectangular pink erasers you used to carry around in grade school.

Some features of this bluetooth scanner are:

  • 1D barcodes only
  • 2MB of memory to store up to 20,000 barcodes
  • Wireless
  • USB connection for data transfer and charging
  • Supports Apple, Android, PC, and Linux, including phones and tablets
  • 5,000 reads per charge
  • CMOS sensor

Many of the reviewers criticized the device for its lack of instructions. The webite is also a bit sparse with any support, so you’ll want to be sure to keep the documentation the unit ships with.

It’s not a laser barcode scanner, but those are a little pricier if you need something with more precision and power.

Eyoyo Portable Bluetooth Barcode Scanner

This Eyoyo bluetooth scanner is similar to the many other generics with the exact same look. For instance, symcode and Alacrity have very similar pictures with the exact same unit.

But the good news is that they all have positive reviews from users. You may want to run some of the reviews through Fakespot just in case.

Not only are these units fairly inexpensive, but they’re also packed full of features more expensive branded bluetooth barcode scanners have.

  • 1D barcodes only
  • Numerous customization options like adding prefixes and suffixes and sound and vibration notifications
  • Supports Apple, PC, Mac, Linux, and Android devices
  • 1000mAh for up to 720 hours standby or 15 hours continuous use
  • 16MB of memory for up to 50,000 barcode storage
  • 3.9″ x 0.8″ x 1.8″
  • CCD sensor
  • Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity

KDC200i Laser Barcode Scanner with Bluetooth

Unlike other bluetooth scanners on this page, the KDC200i is a laser scanner, giving it much more precision and speed than your standard CCD or CMOS sensor.

While pricy, laser scanners can increase your scanning speed and reduce frustrations about having to get the right distance or scan angle. Having an uninterrupted time scanning can really speed up your sorting, and this reason alone may make investing in a laser scanner worthwhile.

Features for this laser bluetooth scanner include:

  • 1D barcodes only
  • Android, iPhone, and Tablet compatibility
  • Rate of 100 scans per second
  • 190mAh

While the product page doesn’t list as many features, this bluetooth barcode scanner has customizable options like a mute function.

Nadamoo Wireless Barcode Scanner Bur3076

This wireless barcode scanner has fewer features than the ones on this list, but reviewers seem to like it. Features include:

  • 1D barcodes only
  • Over 300 customizations
  • Bluetooth, 2.4Ghz wireless, and wired connectivity
  • Built-in memory stores up to 5,000 barcodes
  • 3 trigger modes
  • 1200mAh for 20 hours of continuous use or 100 days standby
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux
    • Not compatible with Chrome OS, Samsung, Square POS, and Amazon Fire devices
  • CCD sensor

Nadamoo also has a 2D barcode scanner if you need that.

Opticon OPN-2006 Laser Bluetooth Barcode Scanner

Like the KDC200i on this list, the Opticon OPN-2006 is the only other laser barcode scanner on this list. That means your scanning should be faster since laser imaging is more precise.

  • 1D barcodes only
  • 1.3″ x 2.4″ x 0.7″
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Android, iOS, PC, Mac, and Blackberry compatibility
  • Free SDK and RX compiler for custom applications

Some sellers may be wondering why purchasing a dedicated bluetooth scanner is worthwhile. Indeed, if you’re just scanning a few items a day, then it’s not really necessary.

But if you’re searching through hundreds of items a day looking to list on Amazon or eBay, then having a dedicated bluetooth scanner can seriously save you time.

Scanning with a dedicated device makes capturing barcodes much easier, and it reduces the need to awkwardly shift your phone around to capture the barcode image.

While these scanners are 1D only, most barcodes you’ll scan at the stores will be 1D. 2D barcodes (and 3D ones) haven’t really caught on yet with manufacturers, and we’re only beginning to see 2D ones make more of an appearance.

Even if these scanners save you a five or ten minutes a day from scanning, that time can really add up over the course of a month or the course of your reselling career. At the very least, it’ll keep you from being frustrated about futzing around with your phone to be able to recognize a barcode label.

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