Hammacher Schlemmer launches Wireless Smartphone Photo Printer

Hammacher Schlemmer is a company that sells some very odd products that also tend to be quite expensive. The company has unveiled a new electronic product designed to go along with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch or Android devices to print all those photos you take with your smartphone. The product is called the Wireless Smartphone Photo Printer.

The printer is designed to connect wirelessly to your iPhone or other Apple devices and your Android gadgets allowing you to print full-color photographs without having to connect wires. The smartphone or tablet interacts with the printer using a free app that sends photographs through a wireless network in the home or office to the printer. The printer doesn't use ink cartridges.

The printer uses an integrated and replaceable print cartridge that supports up to 256 gradations and 16.7 million colors. The photos are printed on special paper that has embedded yellow, magenta, and cyan dye crystals that are able to produce vibrant color photographs that are waterproof and resist fingerprints. The photos also promise to resist dust and scratches as well.

The printer measures seven-inches long by six-inches wide by four-inches high and weighs 3 pounds. It also has the older Apple docking connector on the top for directly connecting your device. It supports iOS 3.0 and up as well as Android 2.0 and higher. The printer is expected to ship on October 15 for $219.95. Replacement printer cartridges sell for $24.95.