Dymo LabelManager 210D Kit Review

Updated December 31, 2013
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Dymo LabelManager 210D Kit

The Dymo LabelManager 210D Kit adds a case and AC adapter to the basic desktop label maker (Est. $40), making it an excellent value. The LabelManager 210D is a solid performer that prints on three widths of Dymo D1 labels, which themselves get high marks from users for their easy-to-remove backing that's split the whole length of the label. Third-party tapes for the 210D are also available.

Ease of useProsKit includes AC adapter, case and more, Label backing is easy to peel off, Doesn't waste label tapeConsDoesn't print iron-on labels, Some reports about jamming, Display could be easier to read

Versatility

No fabric labels. Some will be disappointed by the lack of fabric-label support that can be found on other models in this price range like the Brother P-touch PT-D200 (Est. $40) . Ditto for magnetic-label support like that on the Dymo LetraTag Plus LT-100H (Est. $30) . Still, the Dymo LabelManager 210D supports a reasonable selection of font sizes and styles, plus symbols and punctuation. Labels are available in three widths: 0.25, 0.375 and 0.5 inch.

Value

Durability a question. Although the Dymo 210D has been available for quite some time, feedback is limited and not particularly confidence-inspiring, with reports of poor durability or jamming. Unlike Brother, Dymo keeps its label margins tight, so tape waste is minimal.

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Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

Dymo LM210D Desktop Kit, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2014

About 25 owners review the Dymo LabelManager 210D Kit here, with most praising it as easy to use. Users report that the label backing is easy to peel off, but some find the display hard to read and a few take issue with the labeler's durability.

2. OfficeDepot.com

Dymo LabelManager 210D Basic Label Maker Kit, Contributors to OfficeDepot.com, As of January 2014

More than a dozen reviews of the Dymo LabelManager 210D kit can be found here, and feedback is mixed. While some users are perfectly happy, others complain about durability and the dimness of the display.

3. Staples.com

Dymo LabelManager 210D Kit, Contributors to Staples.com, As of January 2014

Most of the handful of owner reviews published here call this label maker a good value. However, one reports that the Dymo became "stuck" in its extra-small font size.