6dot Innovations is now taking preorders for the 6dot Braille Labeler, the portable labeling machine which uses a standard braille keyboard and Dymo labeling tape. The cost is expected to be around $300, and a $50 deposit is required to hold your spot. The deposit is completely refundable if you opt not to purchase the labeler when it is released. The company needs 500 preorder commitments to go ahead with making the first batch of labelers and is offering a 10 percent discount to those who preorder. We posted a quick quick demonstration of the 6dot as part of our CSUN 2011 coverage. To learn more or to place a preorder, check the link on this post.Source: Go to source
Category: Portable Devices
That's a bit of a high cost for something as simple as a labeler, especially when I can get a more typical labeler for around $30, and a slate for even less than that. I could see $100, but $300? That's almost as much as a portable book player.
Jeff.young Wednesday, 23-Mar-2011 01:33 AM ET:
It sounds like a cool labler, but the price is pretty steep. Hopefully if they get a good response they'll drop the price some.
yado Wednesday, 23-Mar-2011 11:19 AM ET:
I agree. A steap price. That is for sure. But I like the fact that you can use all 6 dots and not a preset alphabet. But sure, the price is high. I usually don't label that much anyways. I usually use a slate and stylus to write something and I use some transperent tape to place it there. But I can see the uses I can put it in. But 300 dollaras. Or even 270 after the 10 percent discount, it is still high for just labels.
darknexus Wednesday, 23-Mar-2011 2:22 PM ET:
@Yado: Agreed. Labeling is about the only thing I use a slate for these days and I use it precisely because I can use whichever dot combinations I need to. It might not be as fancy, but it only cost me ten bucks.
MGD4Ever Wednesday, 23-Mar-2011 2:57 PM ET:
I still make Braille labels using my old Label Mate labeling gun. it works just fine and didn't cost me anywhere close to $300. At that price point, I highly doubt they'll get the number of pre orders they need to actually produce the product. they could have saved themselves a lot of time and effort had they done some market research to see what people would be willing to pay for such an item.
mcikeyc Wednesday, 23-Mar-2011 8:35 PM ET:
I really do not see this as a very high price if one is using it for a group or want to use it perhaps for a business. Perhaps it will go down, but I think there is a market out there, but as many other things I see on this list, it is not for all and I've been waiting for this for a while to come out.
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