If you do a lot of labeling, on object that is, this new Dymo LabelManager Plug and Play will be extremely helpful. I love Dymo for their embossers, especially those made in the old days (this, this and this), but really hate those electronic ones with keypads on them. They are clumsy to type, difficult to choose the right font and size without wasting a few inches of tapes. Worst of all, if you loose the manual, it will be very difficult to find out how to get that special character you knew its there inside.
This plug and play model is easy to, well no need to install, just plug in to your Mac or PC, a built-in flash memory appears as a disk on your computer where you will find the software to run. It is that easy. Simply start typing, changing the font as you would on your typical word processor and press print. It uses the fonts available on your computer so you don't need to feel like being forced to accept ugly fonts from the machine. Works great on Chinese and Hong Kong specific characters.
If you press enter during your typing, the font automatically shrink about half the size and you can do double line, triple or more within the height of the D1 tape. One interesting feature is screen capture. Just press a button in the software and your cursor changes to crosshair for selecting part of your screen, once done the captured image will appear right on the on-screen tape and you can print right away. Resolution is of course low and dithered, but that allows you to quickly put a company logo or small images on tapes.
It will be available at city'super soon selling at HK$680 with free gift (I heard that it will be a 2GB USB memory while stock last). Here's the promotional video of the machine.