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Hp Photosmart A826 Photo Printer: Mork Calling Orson

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Written by Paul Strauss | October 21, 2007

This odd-looking photo printer from HP has a style that you’ll either love or hate. Reminiscent in some ways of the original egg-shaped iMac models from the late 1990s, the Photosmart A826 printer looks a bit like something out of an old science fiction movie.

HP Photosmart A826

While its design might be a bit outlandish, functionally, it’s pretty robust for a dedicated photo printer. Retailing for $249.99, it’s not as cheap as some other standalone photo printers, but its definitely more feature rich. The A826 can handle edge-to-edge photo prints in wallet, 4×6, 5×7 and panorama sizes, but nothing larger. HP claims the printer’s premium grade Vivera ink and paper technologies offer instant drying, water-resistant prints.

Thanks to its built-in memory card slots, Bluetooth connectivity and and 7-inch color LCD screen, you can do all of you photo importing and selection without ever having to touch your computer. The printer’s touchscreen interface lets you easily select images, and even embellish your photos by adding text, borders and special effects. The image editing capabilities can remove red eye, slim down your portly friends and enhance colors directly on screen. There’s even the ability to use the screen for running slideshows when the printer tray is closed.

So if you’re looking for an easy all-in-one photo printing solution, it’s definitely worth a look. For more details on the A826, check out HP’s online store.