I'm using a Mac. How do I connect a barcode scanner to my computer?

PC keyboard wedges won't work with Macs. Now that the Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) is no longer with us, the only option to connect a barcode scanner to a Mac is via USB. Note, however, that not all USB scanners work with Macs, so we advise strongly to test any scanner before purchasing. We used several Opticon scanners (namely 2D types) that would not work with Macs. Scanners that work flawlessly with Macs are for instance the Datalogic Touch 60 or Touch 90 which have a dedicated Mac USB configuration option.

Recently barcode scanners with built-in Bluetooth for wireless connection have been introduced. Make sure that the device comes with the appropriate drivers and works in your environment.