You won't need to spend your hard earned euros for expensive cartridges - the printer uses a very affordable standard thermal paper that's available practically everywhere.

Sometimes while using you smart phone you come across an interesting saying or a smart quotation, a photo or a website you wish to print out and save the print in your wallet, so you don't forget about it. If you're on the road, you can make a print screen, but the digital file often remains hidden in one of the less frequently visited folders. With droPrinter, a miniature portable printer for smart phones, you will now also be able to print your favourite things on the go.

Portable printer droPrinter can be turned on by pressing the power button and it will pair automatically with your smart phone after the first time you use it. Messages and photos will be ready to print in a matter of a couple of seconds.

It doesn't require any expensive cartridges to print, because it uses standard thermal paper, which is pretty cheap and available at any office supply store. The only downside of the printer, the way we see it, is that it is only able to print in black and white. However, that is not exactly a major problem, considering you can actually print anything that appears on your smart phone's screen – may it be text messages, photos, websites, or something else. You also need to install the droPrint app (demo version for now), which is, according to the developers, quite user-friendly with very straightforward settings that make it convenient for you to print in real-time.

The device is also very durable. It is powered by a rechargeable battery that will last for over 120 hours. If you wish to print continuously, you'll be able to do so for 7 hours straight. The mini printer seems to be a very useful device for caterers, who can print bills directly from their smart phone.

droPrinter should be available in winter 2015, but it is more likely it will go on sale in February or March next year. It will cost you 99 dollars.

Aug. 3, 2015 Living photo: droPrinter

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