Excerpt: In the year I've owned this product, I've replaced the six AAA batteries at least 5 times having made fewer than 100 labels. The company recommends removing the batteries and/or tape cassette between uses to "extend battery life." Not exactly a convenient solution. I'm switching brands.
Excerpt: Although this product is relatively easy to use and produces nice labels, there is an unfortunate problem that manifests only after weeks or months of use. Specifically, the machine drains the batteries quickly when not in use. In the year that I've owned this product, I have replaced the six AAA batteries at least 5 times. The FAQ for this product on the Brother website indicates that the batteries should be removed from the unit between uses.
Excerpt: We have had 2 major problems with our P-Touch. It uses 6 aaa batteries and they drain very fast, even with light use. And we have had problems with the tape feed. It jams and then the tape gets an accordion effect. After only a short ownership it is now in the trash and we bought a Dymo to replace it.
Excerpt: I bought this because my local store was out of stock on handheld Dymo products. Don't be fooled by the low price; you *will* make up for it (and quickly) with their $20+ per roll tape, because this thing spits out a full inch minimum (no matter what margins are set to) of blank tape per label.
Excerpt: This label maker EATS batteries. Literally. You make ten labels and the batteries are dead. No matter what brand of battery. Spend your money wiser, pay a little extra, and get a label maker with a power cord!
Excerpt: I really looked around at a mid priced label maker for home use. I read many reviews and thought this had a lot of good ones. I'm finding I use it less and less and still printing labels on paper and taping it onto things. The battery life lasts about 10 labels at most. If you leave it on while labeling, than maybe 6. There is an inch of excess of tape on each end of the label so you will have to cut it off.