I was recently asked by Buttoned Up to review The DYMO® LabelManager® 360D. I have reviewed several Dymo label makers now, and put them to the “professional organizer” test. The 360D is my favorite one, which says a lot, as it has some stiff competition from its co-label makers!
The 360D eliminates the inconvenience (and waste) of AA batteries as it is powered by a lithium-ion battery – the same technology used to power cell phones and laptop computers. Just charge and go, and voila – labeling power whenever you need it. Plus, new features – inspired by consumers – make it faster and easier to get the results you want. For example, you can see what your labels will look like before you print them on a new, larger 1.5″ x 2.75″ screen that displays two lines of text. This “preview” feature is ultra-handy for an office environment where labels may be seen by clients and visitors, and need to look professional every time.
The improved user interface displays all menu commands without scrolling, and includes easy-to-read icons for formatting options. Don’t underestimate the power of this feature! For any of you that have used a label maker in the past that does not allow you to see the commands or icons, you will love this new feature.
Customization features are plentiful. You can choose from 3 fonts and 7 text styles, and highlight your text with 8 box styles or underlining. You can print up to nine copies of the same label and prevent repeated work with a 9-label memory and “save text” feature. This is one of my favorite features of this label maker! If you are working on a big office project, and need to print the same types of labels over and over, this feature saves you the lost time and effort of retyping.
The LabelManager 360D uses DYMO D1 labels in 1/4”, 3/8″, 1/2″ and 3/4″ widths, which gives you a wide range of choices. You can enter text quickly and naturally with the familiar computer-style keyboard layout (I love a real QWERTY keyboard!), and use special function keys for fast access to punctuation marks, currency, and other special symbols — another nice feature in a work environment.
But my favorite feature hands-down is the 360D’s compact, lightweight design. I like my gadgets streamlined, attractive and compact, and the 360D delivers! It is perfect for any office or workspace. It can be left out on display on your desktop for you to use it when needed. And when not in use, it won’t take up much space and will be a sleek and stylish addition to your office. The Dymo Desktop Label Maker 360D will appeal to a busy professional that not only wants to stay organized, but look organized too!
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