Casio Postcard Maker is puzzling

by James
Design your own postcards with the Casio Postcard Maker

Design your own postcards with the Casio Postcard Maker

If Alton Brown was doing a show about tech, he’d call the Casio Postcard Maker a “uni-tasker,” something that only has one use and ends up spending more time taking up space than actually doing something you need. But they seem popular in Japan though, so what do we know? Let’s take a look and see what’s up.

Coming in two models, the PCP-300 and PCP-1300, the Postcard Maker comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and memory card expansion slots with which to upload photographs from the vacation you recently went on. Then, using the 7″ touchscreen display, you can then design and alter those photographs and print them out as a postcard to mail off to family and friends.

Honestly, I don’t get it. The whole idea behind a “post card” is to get them while you’re on vacation and mail them from where you are with the envious phrase “Having a wonderful time, wish you were here …” And there are some pretty well done and unique cards out there to even collect as pictures you can’t normally get.

Still, for those who fancy doing it yourself …

May be popular in Japan, but there’s no word on price or availability in the states though.

Hat Tip – Ubergizmo

3 reviews or comments

Dohmer Says: August 6, 2009 at 9:29 am

“The whole idea behind a “post card” is to get them while you’re on vacation” – That statement is biased towards western countries. In Japan, during New Years, everyone sends Post Cards or happy new years wishes to everyone else. Somewhat akin to Christmas cards, the New Years card is a postcard. During New Years stores stock up on printable postcards and it is popular to design your own with a personal picture or graphic. I believe post cards are also used in other contexts (new baby, graduation, etc).

Molly Says: November 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Can I buy this?!?

Ken Kichi Says: December 7, 2010 at 3:34 am

It’s an item only the Japanese can appreciate as they send out New Year’s Salutation cards in Japan. Therefore this product wouldn’t work anywhere else in the world except maybe at tourist traps.

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