TickrMeter is pitched as a “stock ticker for your table.” But more importantly to this audience, it also tracks the price of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other top cryptocurrencies.
In this exclusive review, the Bitcoinist team goes hands-on with the latest retail version of the TickrMeter. Is it worth the price you’ll pay to pay even closer attention to asset prices?
TickrMeter Bitcoin & Crypto Price Ticker Review
What is TickrMeter?
TickrMeter is a digital price ticker for your desk, table, nightstand, or wherever you happen to glance the most. Using the ticker meter.io application, owners of the device can set it up to track the price of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and individual stocks like Tesla or Microsoft. More than 500 different cryptocurrencies can be chosen from according to the company’s website, plus a list of stocks from Nasdaq.
Device Size & Display
At roughly 4 inches wide and 1.5 inches high, the tiny black device takes up barely any footprint and thanks to an e-paper display it fades into the background no matter where it is placed. E-paper displays are used in digital readers like Kindles, praised for their easy readability and lack of intrusive light.
The lack of light can be both a pro and a con, however. For nightstand applications, the paper display isn’t visible in total darkness. A red or green LED can be toggled on or off, and its brightness can be adjusted. But it unfortunately lacks enough brightness to make the paper display readable in the middle of the night.
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Features: Price Tracking, Playlists, & More
The one minor complaint aside, TickrMeter does exactly what it is designed to do and it does it well. Inside the application, other customizations exist that let users adjust how often the price being tracked updates. Intervals include one minute through once per day. It also lets users track gains from a user-specified buy-in average price or create custom alerts for when price passes above or below a certain level.
An additional unique feature involves daisy chaining several of these devices together by stacking them on top of one another, essentially creating a full watchlist of TickrMeters. As such, the device can be purchased as a single, two-pack, three-pack, or six-pack. Up to ten can be stacked together in one chain. With only one device, there is also a way to create a playlist that cycles through a custom selection of ticker symbols randomly, in order, or based on the day’s winners or losers.
Specifications & How To Buy
The TickrMeter connects via WiFi and has a rechargeable battery that can be charged via a supplied USB cable or left pugged in at all times. Another benefit of the e-paper display is that it uses very little power to leave operating.
TickrMeter started off as a successful IndieGogo campaign in late 2021 but has since been taken to retail. Recently, TickrMeter appeared on the Danish version of the hit TV show Shark Tank and ultimately received investment from successful e-commerce entrepreneur Jesper Buch and venture capitalist Christian Arnstedt.
Due to the segment on Shark Tank, TickrMeter is currently on sale for $85 per single device. Bitcoinist purchased its device for unbiased review purposes. Delivery took less than a week from the time of purchase. TickrMeter comes highly recommended from the Bitconist team and is an ideal sidekick for a trader, investor, or simply any crypto enthusiast.
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