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Metrologic Voyager MS9520 Bar Code Reader USB Scanner - Retail

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Metrologic Voyager MS9520 Bar Code Reader USB Scanner - Retail. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The performance and durability also get good feedback, but there are some critical views about the portability and price.

usability, durability, performance, design, size

price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Metrologic Voyager MS9520 Bar Code Reader USB Scanner - Retail is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Works Perfectly With Library Automation Software


Plugged it in and it worked!

Plug and Play with Library.Solution automation software


Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

Metrologic MK9520-72A38 USB Barcode Scanner


Would recommend

Works good...surely it was Plug and Play (nice thing about it)

just hard to pinpoint when it comes to multiple barcodes

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

Great scanner


This is our second Metrologic scanner MK9520 - Will only buy this brand as they just work and work and work.

No setting or configuration required, works great with my point of sale software

Its not free

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

Scanner has worked great for us


This is my 2nd case from NZXT and they are the best. I could buy the Cooler Master Haf 932 but this case was "love at first sight" Buy it :D Seriously...paint work is awesome, the case is big enough for cable management or 5970 video cards, tinted...

We bought two scanners. Both scanned great right out of the box with no set up needed for our purposes. Scans well with white tags

The scanner doesn't like certain color tags b ut white or light has been fine

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Worth every cent


The spiral cable makes it difficult to work with when the computer is below inside a cabinet and the scanner on top. the cable kind of pulls the scanner.

Worked right out of the box


Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Reads v. well


Excellent device for retail work-- reads bar codes very well. Very easy to set up and plug-and-play is excellent. Great product at a good price

Sensor activated which means you cannot press a button for the laser to activate on its own

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

Good Product


Selected this scanner based on previous user reviews. Newegg shipped immediately as usual.

Have been using the scanner for close to 2 months now. Easy setup, works well. Using it for gift cards at retail business with Windows Vista. Doesn't look or feel cheap. Good quality product


Jan, 2010

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bad at reading gray lables


does well on white labels

i don't know yet how others scanners in this price range do with gray labels, but this one having problems, it has to be close and directly over it. and usb cord is coiled, that's good, but very stiff, no point to make it curly if it doesn't stretch

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

Best economical scanner


Best price found at

Excellent Auto-trigger scanner. Transparent operation with "Point of Sale" software

None observed

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Would not buy again


I thought maybe I got a defected one. But after reading the other reviews, it looks like most of these scanners are not that great.

Good scanner, while it lasted

Bought two of these back in March 08 ($125 each) ; did not start really using them until the end of 2008. One stopped working properly - takes about 5 tries before it is able to scan the code. The other one still works [knocks on wood

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Metrologic's MS9520 Voyager with a futuristic design and high-performance scanning system represents the best auto-triggered scanner value on the market. Metrologic's goal was to develop a hand-held scanner that was equally effective as a presentation device and would incorporated several innovative new features while making it durable enough. Flash ROM upgrades, data editing utilities and user-replaceable cables lead the extensive features list of what has become the industries guide for measuring hand-held laser bar code scanners, MS9520 Voyager. Flash ROM allows the firmware to be upgraded easily, and as software updates become available, each Voyager can be updated with all of the latest features utilizing an easy-to-use Windows -based program. Using MetroSet2's data transmitting utility, users can custom-edit the bar code data to meet the requirements of the host system. Voyager includes the ability to decode the emerging Reduced Space Symbology (RSS). Industries including supermarkets, pharmaceutical, and healthcare are beginning to utilize this new symbology.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:American Microsystems/Metrologic Instruments
Model:9520 Voyager/MS9520 Voyager/MS9520 with M2500 Serial Wedge Decoder
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Metrologic/Metrologic MS

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface Type:Serial RS-232/USB


Form Factor:Handheld
Scan Element Type:Visible laser diode
Type:Barcode scanner

Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty