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    EF500R Android Scanner


Bluebird’s scanner is designed with warehouse and field teams in mind. Scan bar codes, access information, anywhere.

ToolWatch is proud to partner with Bluebird, an innovator and global manufacturer of industrial handheld computers, tablets and mobile payment devices, with more than 3,000 customers in over 120 countries. Their products are designed by industry experts and have been thoroughly tested in real‐life scenarios to ensure maximum reliability and performance.


Durable and scratch resistant

EF500R’s compact, lightweight design incorporates Bluebird’s proprietary TankSmith™ technology with a 2.4 meter (7ft 10in) drop specification and an IP67 rating that protects it from water and dust. The 5‐inch high definition multi‐touch display is protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 makes is exceptionally resistant to scratches and deep chips.

Ergonomic, single‐handed operation

With a weight of only 330 grams (12oz), including the extended battery, EF500R is ergonomically designed for comfortable single‐handed operation. The multi‐touch display can be operated with stylus, fingertips, or gloves even if the display is wet. Sun glare protection improves the display’s readability in direct sunlight, and the anti‐fingerprint coating protects from smears.


1D and 2D barcode scanning

EF500R has an imager that rapidly reads 1‐D and 2‐D bar codes and it also features a 13 MP camera for taking pictures and capturing signatures.


Full voice capabilities with push to talk

EF500R comes with full voice capabilities; including noise cancelling, speakerphone, and push to talk that enable more efficient communication among employees, whether it is one‐to‐one or one‐to‐many.

Efficient power management

EF500R uses several power saving technologies to ensure it will run for the entire work shift. It also comes with an extended battery version for an even longer battery cycle. It supports battery hot swapping for uninterrupted service.

Product Specifications


  • 6.4″ × 3.1″ × 0.8″ (163 × 78 × 21 mm)


  • 12 oz (330 g)


  • 1280 × 720 pixels
  • 5″ (127 mm)
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 with native damage resistance™ (NDR)


  • Android 5.1 Lollipop


  • 1.2 GHz quad core


  • 2 GB RAM / 8 GB ROM (eMMC)
  • Expandable with MicroSD card
  • 2 SIM / 1 SAM card slots


  • WPAN: Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Satellite: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou

Data capture

  • Scanning: 1D/2D imager
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP autofocus with flash
  • Front Camera: 1.3 MP fixed‐focus
  • NFC
  • Fingerprint reader (optional)


  • 3.8 V
  • 6,400 mAh

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