Unless you’ve managed to parlay your Christmas gift wrapping service into a year-round business, there’s really no way to justify spending $US200 on this unnecessary office accessory that can automatically measure and cut a pre-determined length of cellophone tape.
The T-EM50 dispenser from Kokuyo S&T features a tiny LCD display and a small set of buttons that let you specify a length of tape in 1mm increments. On one hand it does theoretically let you maximise how long a roll of tape will last by cutting down on waste. But on the other, the ‘savings’ from such precision will take years to add up, and may never justify the cost of the $US200 contraption. And the worst part is that it can still be used manually, so most of the time you’ll probably be in a rush and will just yank out a random length anyways, completing negating whatever benefits this had to offer. [Kaden Watch via Newlaunches]