A handheld barcode scanner is any scanner that is held in the hand of the user during operation. Most handheld scanners are designed like a handgun, with a grip and a trigger to activate the scanning operation, but the term "Handheld Barcode Scanner" also refers to scanners that are better known as Mobile Computer, which has their own full-blown operating system running. Our handheld scanners can be corded, cordless, 1D, 2D, or connected to an iOS/Android smartphone/tablet. For assistance with choosing the right handheld scanner, or to request a quantity discount, contact one of our scanner experts.