If you're looking for a direct-to-printer solution, though, HP announced that three of its new printers will be ready for the proprietary ePrint technology, which allows driverless printing from iOS devices anywhere as long as they're Internet-connected. These printers also work with AirPrint.
One of the printers was previously discussed on TUAW: the $299 (and up, depending on features) Officejet Pro 8500A. The cleverly-designed HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One (pictured above, link is to product PDF) is the least expensive of the new printers at $249, while the Photosmart eStation tops the base prices of the HP AirPrint-friendly printers at $399. The latter printer isn't that likely to be attractive to iPad owners, since it comes with a detachable 7" Android-based tablet "internet companion" that would be a bit redundant.
Having the ability to print recipes, boarding passes, and iWork documents directly from the iPad to a printer with no intervening computer is going to be awesome.
- Key specs
- Reviews • 10
- Type Multifunction
- Printing type Inkjet
- Color print speed 22 pages per minute
- Grayscale print speed 27 pages per minute
- WiFi 802.11 n
- Connections (to hosts) USB (2.0)
- Scanner color type Color
- Released 2010-10-04
Apple iOS 4
Apple iPad Air 2
Apple iPhone 6
Apple iPod touch 5th-gen