Unitech PA520 Rugged Enterprise PDA
The Unitech PA520 is a PDA-style device slim enough for a shirt pocket and tough enough for the field. More durable and rugged than a consumer-grade device, the PA520 proves that high-performing technology can come in an affordable package.
Model Tested: PA520-9S60UVDG
- Very good scanning performance with its 1D laser scanner.
- Very responsive capacitive touchscreen.
- Small and lightweight.
- Very Difficult to attach the handstrap – Had to tie some dental floss to it to snake it through.
- USB connector seems like it could be prone to breaking/bending.
- On screen keyboard tough to use with lack of stylus. Couldn’t find any settings to adjust key sizes.
- Device has a cheap feeling to it for what it costs. Just by feel and look I would expect this device to cost around $500.
The PA520 works well with TracerPlus and overall seems like a good device for moderate to heavy scanning in an office environment without costing too much. We still wish price could be lower for how the device looks and feels.