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.
Easy-peel lables. Labels can sometimes be a chore to separate from their backings. Not so with the Dymo D1 labels compatible with the LabelManager 210D, which have backings that are split down the middle, making them easy to remove. The QWERTY keyboard makes creating the label easy, as does a display with a preview option. Ease of use is further enhanced by built-in memory that lets you save favorite labels and phrases, but we found quite a few criticisms of the dim display on this label maker.
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.
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.
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.
Review: Dymo LM210D Desktop Kit, Contributors to Amazon.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.
Review: Dymo LabelManager 210D Basic Label Maker Kit, Contributors to OfficeDepot.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.
Review: Dymo LabelManager 210D Kit, Contributors to Staples.com, As of January 2014