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Symbol LS 4278

Symbol LS 4278
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4 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Symbol LS 4278. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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Missing USB


Have had several symbol's over the years and they made good products. They were bought out and do not know if that impacted the shipping of scanners without the minimum cables needed to work and listed on the setup document.

No pro's as could not get it to work

The comment about the usb cord missing is correct. The documentation it comes with indicates it should have a standard usb cord. This is missing. Since it is a non-standard connector, you have to order this from the vendor for an additoinal $25 and 10...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Works pretty well, but watch out for the USB cable


You might need to order a separate USB cable; the one that comes with it uses a double-height USB connector which is a very rare animal.

Because the scanner is laser-based it is super fast and accurate. It handles all of the modern 1-dimensional codes out there

Be careful buying this, though. The USB cable is does NOT have a standard plug. It is a USB+power plug that is twice as tall as a normal USB connection, and it wouldn't fit in any of the computers I have at my disposal. I happened to have another...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

Works very well

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Symbol's cordless LS4278 provides superior bar code scanning in a durable future-proof device that delivers an outstanding total cost of ownership. Workers can move within a 50 ft./15 m radius to scan items - and the elimination of hazardous cables creates a safer work environment. From cashiers moving around the register to scan large, heavy items and check for missed items to healthcare workers double checking that the right patient is receiving the right medication, integrated Bluetooth wireless personal area networking (WPAN) provides reliable and secure wireless transmission of data between the scanner and your host. Productivity is improved, revenues are protected and potential liability due to injury from lifting heavy objects is reduced. The LS4278 is designed to deliver exceptional scanning performance. Users can scan objects at any angle - the innovative multi-line rastering scan pattern eliminates the need for exact aim and positioning of the scanner. The laser line moves vertically during scanning, allowing accurate capture of even the smallest, stacked and poorly printed bar codes on the first scan. And with superior motion tolerance, users no longer need pause between scans, further increasing productivity. The LS4278 scanner and cradle are designed to withstand all day every day use, from drops to spills, with features that deliver maximum uptime and investment protection. The scanner's patented single board construction eliminates the most common point of failure - the interconnection between multiple boards. Even if the scanner is accidentally dropped, a five-foot (1.5m) drop specification ensures continuous reliable operation. The scanner and cradle offer industrial charging contacts that eliminate wear when cradling the device, providing a reliable charging connection through hundreds of thousands of insertions - other common charging techniques show wear between 5, 000 to 10, 000 insertions. Drain points are designed into the cradle to protect sensitive internal electronics from accidental liquid spills. Built-in enterprise durability delivers a low total cost of ownership.

Dimensions & Weight



Country Kits:North America
Manufacturer:Symbol Technologies
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Symbol LS

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Interface Type:Bluetooth


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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty