Saturday, December 26, 2009
I know, we should not covet anything but I just can't help myself. I was introduced to this beauty in September at the Type A Mom conference and it was love at first sight. What? Are you confused about how I could fall in love with an inanimate object? A printer at that? Oh, no, contrary to what you may believe at first sight, this is not your ordinary printer. Yes, it is an all-in-one, it prints, faxes, scans, and the photo quality is amazing but these things are not what make the HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web printer stand apart from the crowd. You read that correctly - WEB is part of this printers name. Do you know what that means? This printer connects directly to the Web!
I can't even begin to sing praises for this printer loudly enough. Let me give you a quick insight into what this baby can do. The HP Touchsmart can work stand alone, in other words if your computer is shutdown you can still print from the web apps. Apps- yes, your read that right. Apps for the printer. Right now the Touchsmart has 18 different apps that can be used, especially by busy moms like me. My favorites include - google maps (love being able to print out/confirm directions without firing up the computer), Dreamworks printables (my son has a field day coloring), Nickelodeon printables - Dora and Diego at my fingertips, and Disney printables - Mekhi is in heaven. I love having coupons.com and recipes from coupons.com. Having these conveniences at my fingertips, oh wait, I started this off by mentioning coveting one of these printers but apparently HP heard my wish and they sent me one of my very own!
To me, this printer is the gift that keeps on giving. For the New Year I am going to make a calender using HP's Creative Studio Site and remember I mentioned the photo quality is outstanding? Well, my calender will be composed of my favorite photos of my son (if you keep your photos on Snapfish - there is an app for that!) Oh yes, I have big plans for my printer. The most recently added app is the HP cards app, no need for me to purchase invites for Mekhi's birthday - I can create my own for a fraction of the price! Another app that will be getting lots of mileage is Fandango, I almost always use Fandango to purchase movie tickets and having access to this right on my computer is really a bonus.
Oh I keep forgetting to mention, this printer is called Touchsmart for a reason- it has a touchscreen, that is a little over 4 inches to boot! One more note about pictures, I can edit pictures directly on my printer without turning on my computer! This is something that I plan on doing often. I have been enjoying capturing photos of my son (of course) and family and friends. Many times these photos just sit around because I am lazy - but no more! I can simply use my printer to edit and of course print my final photos.
I hope now you can understand my love for this printer. I have never seen anything like it before but I really can't say I am surprised by HP. Both my husband and I have HP netbooks - he purchased his after my mom gave me one as a gift last year and we love them. This printer is the real deal and I know it will be heavily used by all members of my family! All of this yummy goodness can be yours for $399.00.
Does this sound like something that you'd like for yourself? Or maybe you are interested in another HP product? Well, I have a gift for you too - the! A discount for special friends of HP - you! If you are not already a fan of HP, use the discounts on your future purchase and let me know if you enjoy their products as much as I do!
Disclosure: I received an HP Photosmart Premium with Touchsmart Web printer for this review but my opinions are 100% my own, I fell in love with this baby long before I ever had her in my possession!