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 Amazon.com 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.

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About Nate Hoffelder (11582 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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