PRINTSTIK – Is that a printer in your pocket? PRINTSTIK
from Plan On aims to make it easier to print from your smart phone.
It’s a printer than can slide into your pocket – it measures 1′ x
10.75″ x 1.9″ and weighs just 1.5 lbs with paper and battery.You can
connect to it with your phone, laptop or PDA with Bluetooth or through
a USB connection. It can print up to three pages per minute at 200 dpi,
and it uses direct thermal printing, so there is no ink to spill.A
special cartridge contains 20 pieces of paper, so you don’t have to
carry paper around with you. It is powered by Li-ion battery which
takes two hours to charge, and is good for 40 pages per charge. There
is a minimum of moving parts, there is less to break down. The
PRINTSTIK is available today at a cost of $299. No word on what a
replacement cartridge costs.