Even though I don't do a ton of printing, I'm really intrigued by the prospect of this tiny, ink-free printer from PlanOn. Inhabitat has a nice...
Even though I don't do a ton of printing, I'm really intrigued by the prospect of this tiny, ink-free printer from PlanOn. Inhabitat has a nice review of the 2-by-2-by-11 inch Printstik, which weighs a mere 1.5 pounds and uses thermal technology to print. A highlight:
In terms of green cred, 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, plug-in 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.The reviewer mentions that rechargeable batteries would be an improvement, but it still seems like a fantastic product, and a dramatic improvement in terms of printer efficiency.