A new ultra portable Bluetooth enabled printer is now available giving users the option of printing out documents while on the move. The PRINTSTIK can be easily stored and transported in a bag or laptop case and can be connected via Bluetooth or through a USB connection to laptops, PDAs and BlackBerry smartphones. PlanOn claims the device will soon be compatible with Windows Mobile devices, with the iPhone following next year. Using thermal paper, the printer is loaded with a cartridge of paper that contains a roll of 20 pages of A4.
It means users will be able to print emails, documents and images while on the move, without the need to find an external printer. At only 700 grams and only 280mm long, the PRINTSTIK is highly portable while the device is capable of printing up to 3 full pages a minute, with the battery lasting about 30 pages before needing a recharge. The cost of the PRINSTIK is £199 from http://www.planon.com/ and http://www.scanningpens.co.uk/, while a pack of three cartridges each containing 20 sheet of A4 paper will cost £9.99.