HP has come out with a compact inkjet printer called Tango that they are calling “the world’s first smart home printer.” Not only is it unique because HP also designed it to look like a book, but it comes with Alexa support built in. “Alexa, ask my printer to print my shopping list.”
The HP Tango comes with support for not only Amazon Echo, but also Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana. That means you can use any of those voice assistants to print. The printer is also connected to the cloud, which allows you to print to it from just about anywhere using the companion HP Smart App – even if you’re not home. It’s even “smart enough” to automatically order new ink for you using the company’s instant ink service.
The HP Tango Smart Home printer measures just 14.8″ x 8.1″ x 3.6″ and weighs 6.8 lbs. The base printer retails for $150, and for an additional $50 you can opt to get the HP Tango X which is designed to look like a book. The Tango X comes with a charcoal linen cover, with optional indigo linen, and cork lined with currant-colored fabric accessories coming soon.
Really, printer designs haven’t innovated much in the past decade. So good for HP for spicing things up a bit. We certainly appreciate how the HP Tango can easily blend in on a bookshelf or a desk. The fact that it’s pretty smart too is icing on the cake.