Kool Tools: Hammacher Schlemmer portable smartphone printer
If you need to print from your iDevice while on the go, Hammacher Schlemmer has the accessory you need: The Portable Smartphone Printer, a palm-sized wireless device that prints pictures from a smartphone.
The Portable Smartphone Printer can be carried in a pocket and allows users to instantly print 2" x 3" photographs without transferring the pictures to a computer.
The printer uses Bluetooth to access pictures on an iPhone (NFC for Android devices) and prints color photos in less than a minute. A free app allows users to center, caption, and add filters or borders to pictures prior to printing them at 640 x 1,224 dpi.
The Portable Smartphone Printer uses patented paper embedded with yellow, magenta, and cyan dye crystals. Since the printer uses ink-embedded paper, users don't have to worry about changing ink cartridges when traveling with the device.
The printer produces up to 20 prints after a 1.5 -hour charge via the included micro USB adapter, it includes 10 sheets of paper, and is compatible with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 5.1 and up and Android-powered devices running OS 2.2 and up.
The Portable Smartphone Printer is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $199.95. For more information go to www.hammacher.com/84358 .