When you think of exciting gadgets, printers might be the last thing to enter your mind. Consumer electronics retailer Hewlett Packard has just unveiled their latest prtinter the Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web. Billed as the world’s first web-connected printer, the Photosmart eliminates the PC as the middleman. The Photosmart is an all-in-one printer that plugs into your home or office network via wireless or ethernet. The multiple connectivity options enables the printer to print from Wi-fi enabled hardware including PCs, iPhones, and Bluetooth enabled products. An ENERGY STAR-approved product, the Photosmart conserves paper with automatic two-sided printing and comes packaged in a reusable bag made of recycled plastics.
The all-in-one prints at laser-quality documents and lab-quality photos. Users can also connect directly to their Snapfish account where they can view, upload and print photos. They can also access work from the HP Creative Studio.
The real purpose behind the direct web connections is to give users immediate access to digital content via web applications. The Photosmart comes with a number of preloading apps including Google Maps, USA TODAY, Coupons.com, and Fandango so users can access directions, daily news, and coupons instantly. In addition to the preloaded apps, users will be able to download additional applications from the HP App Store at no cost.
As the name suggests, the Photosmart is a tactile affair thanks to the 4.33 inch touchscreen which happens to be the largest LCD touchscreen on the all-in-one printer market. The hat will provide instant access to the apps and digital content.
The latest and greatest HP prtinters is currently retailing for $399.Category: web 2.0 | Tags: Coupons.com, Energy Star, Fandango, Google Maps, hp, HP App Store, HP Creative Studio, iPhones, Photosmart Premium. TouchSmart Web, Snapfish, USA Today