Socket Mobile CHS 8Qi - 1D/2D Bluetooth Scanner

CX3343-1577 / SOC-8QI
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SocketScan™ S850 (formerly 8Qi), 2D/1D Barcode Scanner

The Socket Mobile S850, a high-performance 2D and 1D Bluetooth barcode scanner.  Attachable to most smartphones enabling one‰Ûhanded professional barcode scanning. The S850 can scan barcodes printed on labels or displayed on device screens. The S850 is also suited for Mobile Ticketing and high‰Ûend retail environments where 2D barcodes are gaining popularity for security and data capacity.

Approximately the same size as a credit card measuring less than ½ inch (1.27cm) thick and weighing less than two ounces (48g), the S850 is one of the smallest and lightest 2D barcode scanner available in the market today. The S850 slips neatly into your pocket and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand when attached to a smartphone. You can add a lanyard or belt clip for a wearable solution making the S850 accessible at any time.

Certified by Apple® for iOS devices (iPad®, iPhone®, iTouch®) and compatible with Android and Windows® smartphones and tablets. 


  • Connects easily to a wide range of Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, notebook and desktop computers.
  • Scanner reads 2D & 1D barcodes printed on labels or displayed on device screens
  • Battery Friendly® technology enables battery lasting over a full work shift
  • Made with antimicrobial material for protection against potential harmful microbes
  • Includes a Universal Klip providing a one-handed scanning solution
  • Designed & made in the USA


  • S850 barcode scanner
  • Charging Cable 
  • Rechargeable battery (pre-installed)
  • Universal Klip

Hardware Features

  • Easily connect to Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, PDAs, notebooks and desktop computers:
    • Apple iOS
    • Android OS
    • Windows 8, RT, 7, Vista, XP
    • Windows Embedded Handheld (Windows Mobile)
    • QNX, Linux
    • Mac OS
  • Battery Friendly® technology enables up to 14-hour battery life on a single charge
  • Apple iOS certified to add support for Bluetooth SPP connections with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (Requires SDK or compatible app developed with SDK)
  • Extra durable exterior casing withstand multiple 6.6ft (2m) drops to concrete. 
  • White antimicrobial version for health care, food service & other hygiene-sensitive work environments
  • Easy to use with automatic reconnections
  • LED and beeps indicate good scan, connection, and power status
  • Vibrate mode for good scans, great for noisy worksites where beeps are hard to hear or noise-sensitive applications where beeps must be disabled 
  • Quickly access Apple iOS on-screen keyboard with special "double press" scanner button feature
  • Supports Bluetooth HID connections for easy setup with no software installation
  • Supports Bluetooth SPP connections for advanced scanner control

Special Features for Apple iOS

  • Certified by Apple for iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod touch
  • Quickly access Apple iOS on-screen keyboard by pressing a scanner button
  • Authentication chip enables two-way communications with Apple devices running a compatible app developed with SocketScan 10 SDK.
  • App to modify beep, LED, vibrate and other settings 

Software - Android, Windows

  • SocketScan 10 keyboard wedge enters scanned data into any app, no custom programming needed
  • Socket EZ Pair Automates Bluetooth Setup - Just scan the barcode on the screen to connect
  • Suffix Support - Automatically add a carriage return or tab after each scan of data
  • Data Editing - Reformat, extract or manipulate data
  • Scanner Configuration - Modify beep, LED, vibrate, and symbology settings. View Scanner's battery level
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