Handheld Scanner with a Keyboard? Try the Unitech HT380
Android touchscreen devices have revolutionized the world of rugged mobile computing in the past 10 years. These new devices are faster and often cheaper than previous devices, making them an attractive option for many applications in warehousing, retail and manufacturing. For many, a physical keypad is still a necessity, for speed, one-handed operation or use with gloves. You can get the advantages of both an Android touchscreen device and a physical keyboard with the Unitech HT380.
The Usability Advantages
There are relatively few handheld devices available for Android that have a physical keyboard. The ones that do are often at a higher price point. The HT380 offers the advantages of having that physical keyboard at a more reasonable price point. The 32-key keyboard offers flexible input options. The keyboard is backlit, giving greater visibility and the keys are testing to withstand 2.5 million lifetime clicks.
The HT380 is designed to be a pleasure to use. It is very lightweight at only 282 grams and the shape is designed to fit comfortably in the user’s hand. The scanner is tilted down 45-degrees, so users can view the screen while scanning and not have to make so many wrist movements while scanning and inputting data.
The ergonomics of the device make it easy to use for long stretches and the battery matches that. The 4500 mAh battery lasts an average of 10-12 hours when in operation, comfortably covering a full shift. The devices are tough enough to survive drops or splashes of water with IP65 and 1.5 metre drop protection.
It also offers all the advantages of an Android device. It runs on Android 9, making it compatible with the latest enterprise software. The 3.2-inch touchscreen with a brightness of 400 nits makes it highly visible for users and gives users the touch option as well as the keypad to input data. It also has all the connectivity options you need inside the four walls with Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and compatibility with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/d/e/h/i/k/r/v/w.
Quad Dock Now Available
A quad dock for the HT380 has just been released, which will make it more suitable for enterprise deployments.
If a rugged Android handheld at a mid-range price point is what you’re looking for, look no further than the Unitech HT380. For more information and pricing on the HT380, click the link below to view the product page on our new ordering website or contact your account manager if you need an account.
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Albert Clarke | Sales & Marketing Executive
Albert writes about all topics relating to barcode scanning, mobile computing, RFID and enterprise Wi-Fi. You'll also see him regularly present videos on our YouTube Channel. He's passionate about new technology and the impact it can have.