Simple, Attractive Plastic Labels from Your Smartphone with Brother’ P-touch Cube

  • Editors' ChoicePROS

    Good print quality. Comprehensive, easy-to-use label design and print mobile app. Strong selection of label types in several color schemes, including fabric iron-on labels. Runs on AC or battery power. Good value for the price.

  • CONS

    Cannot use with Windows or Mac PCs. Requires replaceable (rather than rechargeable) batteries.


    With excellent design and comprehensive print software, the reasonably priced Brother P-touch Cube prints several sizes and colors of good-quality plastic (laminated) labels from your iOS or Android mobile device.

[amazon_link asins=’B071RSC7ZH’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c8af9af2-c3e8-11e7-882f-2db2d6b035f3′]Most professional- and consumer-grade label printers (such as our Editors’ Choice Brother QL-820NWB [amazon_link asins=’B01MTYE0X6′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ed947d16-c3e8-11e7-b581-8b86718209bc’] and the Dymo MobileLabeler [amazon_link asins=’B01M9DNPYE’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ff736187-c3e8-11e7-90f0-6321223be119′], respectively) let you design and print labels from your computer and/or mobile device, but the Brother P-touch Cube ($59.99) [amazon_link asins=’B071RSC7ZH’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0e6278a3-c3e9-11e7-98a2-a996e50c1665′] is the first one that we’ve reviewed that cannot be tethered to a PC or a Mac via a USB cable. In other words, its only mode of operation is connecting wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device. The good news is that the bundled Brother P-touch Design&Print app is simple to use, allowing you to produce a variety of good-looking plastic labels for your kitchen, garage, bedrooms, office, and schoolroom, making the P-touch Cube an easy top pick as an entry-level label printer for families, small workplaces, and classrooms.
Read the entire review at PCMag

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