Hand-Held Printer Only Needs You to Wave It Over The Paper (Video)
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Printers can be big, clunky machines that spit out more pages than you intended to print. So what if you had a tiny hand-held printer that only put down ink where you waved your hand? For a society going increasingly paperless, a little printer that can handle the rare print job like concert tickets or boarding passes, or a quick document in a notebook sounds ideal. The PrintBrush claims to be just such a solution.
Due out in 2010 for $199, the PrintBrush will cover a full size sheet of paper at 600 dpi in black and white. It uses Bluetooth connectivity and built-in accurate optical sensor that can also detect tilt, rotation and translation.to print, and just needs a flat surface - paper will do, but it will also print on fabric or inside notebooks. It uses a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, though we wonder how long it can go before needing to be recharged.
If it can print only what you need where you need it, it seems like a handy alternative to much larger printers. However, how often you have to change out the ink, and if the cartridges are refillable, since disposable cartridges would really pile up.