Mobile printing finally comes of age with new HP mobile range
HP has introduced a compact, portable mobile printer range, the OfficeJet 200 series to capitalise on the growth in mobile working.
There are two models in the new family. The OfficeJet 200 is a single function printer while the 250 is an all-in-one with both scanning and printing.
Both are mobile inkjet printers that can be printed to via USB or Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi is either via an existing network or Wi-Fi direct. Interestingly, HP has removed Bluetooth from this latest generation.
You can print from Windows, Mac OS X computers or via an App on iOS, Android or Windows 10 mobile devices. Support for Apple's AirPrint is also included.
Touchscreens have been added, with the ability for them to be tilted to any angle to remove glare which would help outdoor users. These are small devices and your most commonly used functions can be set for the front tab of the touchscreen to save time.
HP also claims that both products have the highest page yields from its cartridges in the mobile inkjet printer segment.
The 250 model - which includes scanning - has a 10-page auto document feeder built right in.
Battery life is significantly extended and the battery is replaceable and can be charged from USB. You can even tell the battery charge level with a button and indicator on the back of the unit.
The great news is that even with all the new features and the power adapters now being built-in, the range is even smaller than previous generations. This, combined with the USB charging ability is a massive space-saver, especially in a mobile or vehicle usage scenario.
The company isn't skimping on aesthetics with the new mobile devices either, with the both models shipping in ‘a sophisticated dark grey and high-gloss black colour combination' which HP says gives it ‘the appearance of a professional accessory to match the business attire of users on the move'.
The 200 product is available in early May with the 250 all-in-one available from October.