PRINTSTIK – Is that a printer in your pocket?

PRINTSTIK from Plan On aims to make it easier to print from your smart phone. It’s a printer than can slide into your pocket – it measures 1′ x 10.75″ x 1.9″ and weighs just 1.5 lbs with paper and battery.

You can connect to it with your phone, laptop or PDA with Bluetooth or through a USB connection. It can print up to three pages per minute at 200 dpi, and it uses direct thermal printing, so there is no ink to spill.

A special cartridge contains 20 pieces of paper, so you don’t have to carry paper around with you. It is powered by Li-ion battery which takes two hours to charge, and is good for 40 pages per charge. There is a minimum of moving parts, there is less to break down. The PRINTSTIK is available today at a cost of $299. No word on what a replacement cartridge costs.


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