Canon have announced an update to their PIXMA range of portable inkjet printers. The PIXMA iP100 is a refreshed version of the now-venerable iP90v, increasing both print speed and resolution, while still offering the ability to run from a rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack promising around 290 pages per full charge. Measuring just 12.7 x 2.4 x 7.2-inches and weighing in at 4.4lbs, Canon are positioning the iP100 as ideal for road-warriors and those unwilling to wait to their end of their vacation to print off their holiday snaps.
The iP100 can manage up to 20 pages per minute in black & white or 14 pages in colour (up from 16ppm and 12ppm respectively in the case of the iP90v), with a maximum B&W resolution of 600 x 600 dpi and colour resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi. Connectivity is either by USB, with PictBridge supported for direct hook-ups to a digital camera, or infra-red. Alternatively, Canon will sell you an optional Bluetooth module for wireless transfers from digital cameras, laptops and suitably-equipped cameras.
Available this month, the PIXMA iP100 has a MRSP of $249.99. The optional Bluetooth module is priced at $49.99, while the battery pack costs $99.99. If you plan to use the printer mostly in the car, you might be better off picking up the auto power adaptor, which uses the cigarette lighter socket and is priced at $89.99.
[via Everything USB]