Hammacher Schlemmer launches wireless smartphone photo printer
Hammacher Schlemmer has announced the launch of Wireless Smartphone Photo Printer, a device that can connect wirelessly to an iPhone or Android-powered smartphone and print sharp and bright color photographs.
The printer requires an app, which is available free to download, to connect to iOS or Android-based smartphone. The app enables the users to send photos wirelessly across a home or office Wi-Fi network directly to the printer. The printer also has the old-style Apple docking connector on top, allowing the users to print directly.
“The Wireless Smartphone Photo Printer allows users to print photos taken with a smartphone from anywhere in their home, eliminating the hassle of connecting the phone to a printer,” said Fred Berns, general manager at Hammacher Schlemmer.
The best thing about this printer is that no ink cartridge is used in it. The pictures are printed on a special patented paper that has yellow, magenta, and cyan dye crystals embedded in it. The pictures printed are waterproof and resist fingerprints, dust, and scratches. The printer has the capability to print 4 inch x 6 inch borderless photographs at 300 dpi resolution in up to 256 gradations and 16.7 million colors.
The printer is listed at US$ 219.95 with replacement cartridges available for US$ 24.95. The only real downside is that each cartridge is only good for 12 prints, making each print cost more than US$ 2.
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