I have a lot of media that I want to keep: books, compact discs, video games, and movies. I purchased the suite of Collectorz software to enter all of my media into databases to help keep track of it and, more importantly, prevent me from buying additional copies of something I
I have a lot of media that I want to keep: books, compact discs, video games, and movies. I purchased the suite of Collectorz software to enter all of my media into databases to help keep track of it and, more importantly, prevent me from buying additional copies of something I already own. The Collectorz software lets you enter each title in manually, but that can be tedious when you have as many books as I do, not to mention the other media. I elected to take advantage of Collectorz ability to scan bar codes. At no extra cost, you can install their smartphone app and use the camera on your phone to scan the bar codes on each item. This worked, but it was somewhat slow and tedious. When TaoTronics offered me one of their TaoTronics TT-BS010 Automatic Sensing and Scan Handheld BarCode Scanners to review, I accepted without hesitation. I had already been searching for a good barcode scanner to purchase and have had very good experiencew with other TaoTronics products. The day I received this scanner, I plugged it into my Windows 7 laptop and it immediately installed the driver. Within two hours I had all of my video games and movies scanned and entered into my Collectorz programs. Once the barcode has been scanned into the Collectorz database, it matches it on the internet and downloads all relevant information for that barcode, saving tremendous work and time. This scanner has a little stand you can use if you want to keep your hands free for whatever you are scanning, but I found it faster to hold the scanner gun with my right hand and wave it over item in my left hand. The stand worked fine, but my personal preference was to hold the scanner when scanning the media. With this scanner, I should have my book collection done before too long. Once I get it in the database, it will be much easier to keep up with which books I haven’t read yet, which I want to keep, and which I want to give away. I would recommend this barcode scanner to anyone who is in the market for one.