Review of the DYMO LetraTag LT-100H
The DYMO LetraTag LT-100H is a handheld label printer that lets you create and print labels without the assistance of any other device. This device is available for just $25. I was skeptical about a personal label printer with such low cost. I thought it would be flimsy and ineffective. That was my presumption before it arrived at the HomeGear.com lab for review.
I opened up the plastic cover and got out the LetraTag LT-100H. Its sturdiness surprised me; none of it looked or felt flimsy. Note that the keypad is ABC rather than QWERTY, so data entry may take longer.
The LetraTag LT-100H comes with an AC adapter, or you can use four AA batteries for power. I hate having to dig up an AC adapter and plug in a device every time I need to use it, and I do not want to have to buy replacement batteries all the time. A rechargeable battery is a superior choice, although it would add to the appealingly low price.
I happened to have four AA batteries on hand, so I used them to power on the LT-100H. When I powered on the unit, the word 'DYMO' appeared on the display. The display is big enough to let you enter 13 characters in one line. I typed my nickname and clicked the Print button. The display said 'Printing' a couple of times, and then the nicely printed and cut label came out of the output slot just above the cut button on the right side of the device.
I tried several text editing features. There were many symbols to choose from including currency signs and some letters from foreign languages. For example, you can change the language to French and get accents. It also has some smileys. My favorite text editing feature is the date function. It lets you print out a date on your label with just one click.
As for the text customization, it lets you change the text just like you can with a word processor - make it bold, change the font size, underline text, and so on. Once you create a customized label, you can save it in the LT-100H's memory so that it can be printed in future. The LT-100H can save up to nine customized labels in its memory. I saved two labels I created and then I had to go take a phone call. I came back after 10 minutes and found the DYMO had turned off automatically. I was not aware that it had an auto-off feature for power saving, so this was a nice surprise. That is a great feature for me because I often forget to turn things off.