While portable tools of communication and computing such as smartphones and tablets, laptops and netbooks are on-the-go long time ago, now it’s time for printing to do the same.
And PlanOn Systems Solutions has created a mobile printer, called Printstik PS905ME that connecting to your laptop, netbook or smartphone and allows you to print anywhere, anytime with ease. The lightweight, mobile PlanOn’s Printstik PS905ME utilizes rechargeable batteries and thermal printing technology so folks can print documents without needing outlets or wasteful ink cartridges.
Claimed to be the world’s smallest mobile printer, the PS905ME weighs just 1.5 pounds and measures 2×2×11 inches to slip neatly in a laptop bag, purse or even a pocket. And each device holds one roll of paper (about 20 sheets of regular letter-sized paper).
Eliminating toner cartridges can save a whole lot of packaging waste, especially given how quickly ink supplies can run out. Plus, the printer derives its power from Lithium-ion polymer rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries are certainly more earth-friendly than disposables, but it’s a safe bet that mobile printers can save more energy than traditional printers. This is especially true in office environments, where people tend to leave printers turned on or plugged in all day, even when the devices aren’t in use.
However, Printstik PS905ME does run slower than traditional printers and the quality doesn’t compare to that of laser printers, we think that it’s a great step up to make printing more portable and eco-friendly. [PlanOn via Inhabitat]