We use, love, and prefer the Honeywell Captuvo scanners over any other barcode scanner. They attach to an iPod touch like a case, fully encasing and protecting the device. They are handheld, fast, reliable, and have an external battery.
- Honeywell Captuvo SL22
- Estimated price: $650
- Compatible iOS devices: Apple iPod Touch 7th Generation running on iOS 13
- Note! 6th generation and older are no longer supported, as they cannot run iOS 13.
- We rent them, including the iPod Touch 7th Generation
Please note that the SL22 comes in three different models: MSR (magnetic reader) only, Barcode scanner only, and MSR + barcode scanner combo. Naturally, you do not want the MSR only reader. The MSR readers are significantly cheaper, so don’t get fooled if you are trying to purchase them!
Socket Mobile scanner is an external bluetooth scanner. This scanner is viable for conferences, trade shows, or similar, where the check in station is static and operated at a desk or kiosk. These scanners are not recommended for concerts, festivals, etc - use the Honeywell Captuvo scanners instead.
- Model: S740
- Estimated price: $340
- Connection Method: Bluetooth
- Compabile iOS devices: All (iPhone, iPad, iPod)
- We not rent rent these at this time
If Honeywell scanners are not available, the Linea Pro is the runner up. We do not rent these.
Any of the Linea pro models should work (Infinea X, Infinea Tab, 5, 6, 7, etc) fine, however we have only tested and used the Linea Pro 5 for iPod touch.
Make sure to get a model with a 2D barcode reader! The 1D model will not be capable of scanning QR codes or Apple wallet tickets.
Don’t forget, that laser barcode scanners are not explictly required to scan tickets. You can use the built-in camera on any iOS device to scan and validate tickets.
Events of 400 guests and under can usually use the camera scanner. For larger events we recommend renting laser scanners. You won’t regret it!
- Reduced battery life
- Slower scan speed
- Less professional