There’s a $1,500 E-ink Shelf Label Kit on Amazon

91ldyv0tvfl-_sl1500_For the past several years E-ink has been making screens for use in electronic shelf labels, and now is your chance to get the home version. A third-party seller is now offering a kit on which includes 5 E-ink shelf labels and all the hardware required to program and update the labels.

This includes a handheld which can reprogram a the shelf label it is being pointed at, and a wireless base station which can update any of the E-ink shelf labels in range (you'll also need a computer for this).

The 5 E-ink shelf labels include two 2.1" black/white lables and three 2.9" three-color (red, black, white) Spectra E-ink labels. You can also buy extra labels for $15 and $20, respectively.

Basically this kit was designed for a lazy retailer  with a very, very small stocklist who doesn't want to be bothered with replacing shelf labels, or one who wants to experiment with electronic shelf labels without making a huge investment.

Given that I have seen no such labels in the wild (and read about only a handful of stores using them) it is unlikely that such an experiment will get beyond the testing phase.


About Nate Hoffelder (11227 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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