Zebra TC8000 Handheld Rugged Computer Gets Ergonomic Redesign

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-01-18

The new TC8000 handheld mobile enterprise computer from Zebra Technologies has undergone a major ergonomic redesign that now lets users read its display with fewer wrist motions than required by earlier devices, which featured top-mounted displays. The changes, which reposition the display to be parallel to the device's pistol grip, mean that workers can reduce wrist strain and repetitive motion injuries while saving time and increasing productivity by as much as 14 percent, according to Zebra. By repositioning the display to line up with the machine's handgrip, users need not tilt their wrists as much compared with designs of previous versions when using the devices to scan products, pallets and packages in warehouses, stores and other locations. The TC8000, which starts at about $2,500, was re-engineered to be about 33 percent lighter than traditional mobile computers to make it easier and faster to use, according to the company. The TC8000 features a 4-inch diagonal touch-screen display and runs on the Android KitKat 4.4.3 operating system. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details.


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