Breakthrough Printer Technologies – Wireless Printing

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Learn how convenient new printers can connect to your computer without USB cables!

    Jody Vining: It's Jody with TigerDirect.

    com and we're checking out some of the hot new features in printing technology these days. One thing that's been around for little while is wireless printing. Printers have had WiFi for quite some time now giving you the ability to print to your printer without it having to be hooked up by a USB cable.

    Well, it's gone to the next step just recently. This printer right here is WiFi enabled. So you can print within your home wirelessly from your laptop, but it's got a couple of other tricks up its sleeve. First of all, you're able to actually print directly from your wireless devices to this printer, which is a very, very cool feature and something that we haven't really ever seen before.

    The other extraordinary feature is the ability to print to this printer from anywhere, even outside of your home. So you're actually able to send a document to this printer. It has its own email address. You just email the document to the printer, and it prints it out. Imagine having one of these printers in say your parents or grandparents house. If you have a great picture you want to share, all you have to do is email to their printer and it will print it out for them, and be ready for them to check out. It's very, very cool stuff.

    So let me go and show you this wireless printing. This is very-very cool. I've got a tablet right here, and all you have to do to be able to print to this printer is literally pull up say a photo that you want to print. This one looks good right here. Hit Print on the device, and as you see the Photosmart eStation shows right up, no drivers need to be installed or anything. And this image will be automatically printed to the HP photosmart eStation.

    Now this is brand-new stuff and incredibly cool. This is a photo printer. So not only are you able to print your documents on large size paper, it does have a separate tray just for your photo paper. So you're able to print size photographs directly from your desktop, your laptop, your mobile phone, your tablet, or even how about the tablet that's built right in to the printer itself.

    It's been a long time since we've seen very many new features in printers. And they're all here right now. It might be a good time to check out a new one.