Amazon has made it even easier to find the price of items on Amazon you may see in the real world by adding a simple barcode scanner to its iPhone App.
Simple scan the barcode of any item you see in a book store or high street shop and Amazon will show you its price if available.
Its already very easy to price check items on Amazon via a smartphone whilst in retail stores. As long as you have 3G coverage. But the addition of the barcode scanner is really going to make life even simpler for the bargain hunter and infuriate high street store owners.
Simply point the camera of you iPhone 4 or 3GS (running iOS4) at the barcode of a product in-store and you will be swept off to the appropriate product page on Amazon.
Via Gadget Lab