NO COMPUTER NEEDED
FOR THOSE WHO want to print pictures from their digital cameras, but don’t want the hassle of dealing with computers, the HP Photosmart A717 printer is just the answer.
With a funky black-and-green or black-and-silver trim, this is definitely not your average printer and if you were thinking of printing a letter to Aunt Mavis on it, you clearly have the wrong machine.
The printer is small, about the size of a beach radio, and can print on paper up to 13cm wide and 30cm long.
There’s a 5GB internal hard drive for storing photos, an LCD screen for basic editing and viewing of pictures, card slots for all the main memory card types and even the option to put a battery in for use away from mains power.
The battery seems to be a solution looking for a problem but if you need to be able to print at any time and live in an area prone to power cuts, this could be a godsend.
Inserting a memory card into the printer allows you to copy your photos to the internal storage, view them on the screen or even connect the printer to a TV and view them on the big screen and use the included remote to control the printer.
It’s good looking and small enough to sit in the lounge but I still doubt the value of dedicated photo printers in an age where the photo shops are so focused on printing digital images. Price R2 408