Printstik Portable Printer: Print Travel Documents, the Report You Forgot, or That Really Funny Text Message
September 21st, 2009
I sure as hell won’t find any use for this but maybe you would: The Printstik PS910 ME from PLANon is an ultra-compact (1″ x 10.75″ x 1.5″) rechargeable printer that can sync with your computer or smartphone via USB or Bluetooth, allowing you to print anything – emails, web pages, documents, boarding passes – on the go.
I think it’s more of an emergency solution rather than something you should rely on on a regular basis. For one, the Printstik uses thermal paper so you won’t be able to print colored material. But more importantly, it has a slow-ass printing speed – the Printstik PS910 ME can only print up to three pages per minute.
But if the printer’s USB and Bluetooth connectivity are solid and easy to use, then it’s going to appeal to a lot of businessmen, scientists or researchers who frequently find themselves in unfamiliar – or uninhabited – places. Here’s the Printstik PS910 ME in action at the recently concluded IFA consumer electronics exhibit in Berlin:
The Prinstik PS910 ME sells for $170 (USD) at Amazon. A roll of thermal paper good for up to 20 pages is included with every purchase; additional rolls cost $18.50 for a pack of 3.