LAS VEGAS — Want to create your own sticky note?
Mangoslab, which spun out of Samsung Electronics last year, showed off a small “sticky note printer” called the Nemonic that works in conjunction with a mobile app and quickly allows users to produce notes or photos on the ubiquitous sticky note.
“It prints out anything you want,” said a Mangoslab spokesman who showed off the tiny device at CES Unveiled on Tuesday night. “You can make templates or graphs, and just use it as a Post-It. So, it is useful for conferences, education, schools, poems, companies.”
The device will cost about $120, with special paper cartridges costing around $4. It has yet to go on sale, but a spokesman for the company said it will likely hit store shelves in South Korea, Japan and the U.S. soon.
“We will contribute to people’s innovative lifestyle and creativity with ’nemonic,’ which prints without ink or toner within 5 seconds and comes with its related services,” said Mangoslab CEO Yongsoo Jeong in a press release.
When I gave it a try, it took less than a minute for me to snap a selfie with the Mangoslab spokesman, crop the photo and then have it printed on the device, which is about the size of tissue box.
The sticky note itself seemed a bit thinner than the Post-it notes we’ve all grown accustomed to. It’s unclear how many notes would be loaded in a Nemonic cartridge, but a 12-pack of traditional yellow 3″ X 3″ Post-it notes — with 100 sheets per pack — was selling for $14.99 at Staples. Of course, with those traditional Post-it notes, you need to use old-school pen or paper to jot down your reminders.