As a few supermarkets trial customer held scanners to check out items as they shop--sort of a wand approach to a smartcart--the Baltimore Sun caught up with some consumers to get their reactions.
"I wish every store had this," said White, 39, who recently moved to Sykesville from Baltimore. "This has made my shopping more efficient. As I see my bags getting full, it makes me think about what I'm buying, rather than just piling stuff into the cart." Not a lot of new information, but an interesting look at how consumers are reacting to the technology.