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Unitech MS180

Unitech MS180
alaScore 79

32 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Unitech MS180. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Unitech MS180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Unitech MS180


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Unitech MS180 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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This summary is based on the products: Unitech MS 180 - Barcode scanner - handheld - 33 scan / sec - decoded - RS-232Unitech MS 180 - Barcode scanner - handheld - 33 scan / sec - decoded - RS-232

Apr, 2018

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Did not work out of the box


Obviously it is not a Motorola, but I have never had the same issue with any other handheld barcode scanner, 1D or 2D.

N/A at this point, though if it actually worked the price would be great

It did not work out of the box. I tried it on a W7 x64 laptop (not on HCL), W7 x32 (on HCL), and also on a MacBook to no avail ; It appears to be decoding barcodes, but does not pass any data to the USB interface or respond to programming codes (such...

Sep, 2011

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The economy version


I have bought several different bar code scanners from a couple of manufacturers. I bought this "entry level" scanner for a personal project. It looked very similar to Unitech's more expensive scanner, and I expected similar performance. I was a bit...

Inexpensive ; Supports wide variety of bar code formats ; Works OK when used correctly

Somewhat picky about where to hold scanner relative to the bar code location

Aug, 2011

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stay away from this


really not much. It scans sort of

really have to work to get it to scan.. buy this one instead symbol LS2208-SR20001R-UR USB Barcode Scanner

Feb, 2011

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Works as designed


Works as designed, software is not that difficult to figure out. Plug into computer, open excel spreadsheet, scan something and it populates the field. No brainer

Scan area is not a thin line but a large rectangle, which makes scanning barcodes (like those found on computers, etc) very difficult. I wasn't able to determine if this was the type of scanner it was, by the description, but it works as designed

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

unitech MS180-1UG USB Barcode Scanner


Great product for the value

None that I can think of

Oct, 2010

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Good for cheap


It works great for what we needed, scanning bar codes ; Can only scan about 2 inches away, but that is what the specs said ; Great buy for simple scanning


Jul, 2010

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cheap scanner


Cheap. Scans flat surfaces

This scanner has a very difficult job scanning curved surfaces or small barcodes. If you are planning on using it for more than the occasional scan, do yourself a favor and get a proper laser based scanner

Jul, 2010

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Works perfect


Reads from a distance of about 1"-1.5". Being LED and not laser i cant consider that a con. Besided 1-2" is more then I need as this will be a stationary reader. Using this for a program I am writing in C# and works perfectly. Too early to comment on...

Lightweight, ergonomic, nice long USB cord. The manual is very cool and you can program the barcode scanner directly from the manual with scans. Highly customizable. Complies with all the barcode standard i will ever need. Cheap price

None thus far

Jun, 2010

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It does work


For the price this unit is not bad if you can scan items up close.

It does read bar codes. Out of the box it was PLUG-N-PLAY. Programming was pretty easy for the custom steps that I needed it to perform

I missed it in the Tech Specs that the gun can only read out as far as 1"....(ONE INCH) This scanning distance was not suitable for my warehouse operation. I did not like the feel of the gun in hand. It is very bulky or cumbersome in the hand

May, 2010

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Works great


Seriously, Intuit charging 4x the retail price for commodity hardware is just completely ridiculous. Heck, the receipt printer we bought WITH Quickbooks is no longer supported and the drivers on the QB cd didn't work, we had to get a driver from an...

Plugged it in, worked great. Worked out of the box in less than a minute after plugging in. Did not need to restart Quickbooks POS5 after plugging this in for it to work. It's also about 1/4th the price Intuit wants for the same hardware (no lie, they...

If only we'd known about this years ago

May, 2010

Product Specifications

The MS180's flexible, multiple interface design supports keyboard wedge, RS232, USB, wand emulation and sixteen popular terminals by simply replacing the cable. This feature also prevents downtime caused by damaged cables. The powerful built-in decoder reads and discriminates all major symbologies, reducing processing time and labor costs, while increasing accuracy. The decoder also allows editing and modifying scanned data before sending it to the host device. Barcode menus provide extensive configuration options. The settings can then be cloned to other readers through the use of custom bar code labels. The ergonomic design makes the scanning process easier and more comfortable. Aside from good looks, it is also rugged enough to withstand multiple six-feet drops to concrete.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Unitech MS

Input Device

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


Form Factor:Handheld
Scan Element Type:CCD
Type:Barcode scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty