Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Comparing ShopSavvy and RedLaser Barcode Readers
ShopSavvy barcode reader for my IPhone 4 Smartphone. I was able to do a quick comparison with the RedLaser barcode reader on the same phone with a number of books and CPG products. The newest ShopSaavy reader update is very slick, it requires almost no alignment with the barcode in reasonable store lighting. The current version of RedLaser still requires you hold the picture within two sets of alignment arrows, and hold the phone quite still. The ShopSaavy has pulled ahead, making it very convenient for quick in-store use. Moderate glare causes no problems. Both can also handle QR codes. Only RedLaser lets you turn on the phone light, which can also be useful in some situations. No contest at this time. The winner for typical use at this time is ShopSavvy.