As mobile as we have become, we sometimes want our photos to also be as mobile as we are. And no, we’re not just talking about the digital copies of those moments but sometimes even their physical manifestations. Portable photo printers haven’t completely caught on yet, but that hasn’t stopped the likes of Canon from pushing the product line forward. With the SELPHY CP1200, the camera and printer maker is toting the wireless compact printer’s full mobility, with an optional direct-attachable battery and a new dedicated Wi-Fi button.
A portable printer, however compact, is only half its worth if you need to always be plugging it in to use it. With the SELPHY CP1200, that becomes a thing of the past somewhat. Directly attachable batteries, which are, sadly, sold separately, allows the printer to print more, up to 54 photos on a single charge. Compare that with 36 photos of the previous SELPHY model.
Canon’s SELPHY printer is made more for fun than serious business. Unless your business happens to actually involve printing out photos right then and there. This new CP1200 model is crammed with features that make that process more enjoyable and useful, from printing passes, messages, and albums with card-sized printing, or postage stamp sized images, 8 on a page.
The SELPHY CP1200 also boasts of Canon’s AirPrint feature. This means that users can conveniently and wireless print any photo from their iPhone, iPad, or even iPod Touch without having to download drivers like you would need to on a PC or Mac.
The Canon SELPHY CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer will retail for $105.99 and will be available in black or white color options.