Unless you add "3D" to the mix, printers aren't often worth getting very excited about nowadays, but printer manufacturer Primera Technology has revealed what it reckons is the world's smallest and lightest all-in-one printer at this year's CES. The Primera Trio weighs 1.2 kg (2.7 lb), is compared by the firm to the size of a hardcover book, and can run from an optional battery pack.
The Primera Trio is an inkjet printer, and takes color or monochrome cartridges. It can print on up to A4-sized paper at up to 4,800 dpi. A4 is fed from the primary 10-sheet feeder, while postcards, invitations and photos can be printed using the secondary 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 in) rear feed.
The printer measures 29 x 4.8 x 16.51 cm (11.4 x 1.8 x 6.5 in), which is certainly very small, though Brother's Pocket Jet 6 printer measures just 25 x 5.5 x 3 cm (10.04 x 2.17 x 1.18 in). However, you'll note that Primera rates the Trio as the world's smallest all-in-one printer, and we certainly can't remember seeing anything with more petite proportions.
The Trio scans in full color or monochrome at 600 x 600 dpi. It also features a print head that rotates into the "up" position when ready for use, or folds back down and stores away safely to prevent cartridge ink leaking or drying while in transit.
The Trio is launching with a few accessories, and Primera offers an optional battery pack that promises up to 100 printed pages on a single charge. The firm is also selling an optional vehicle mounting bracket and 12 V/USB power cords for in-vehicle printing. The Trio can be personalized with optional top covers in silver, white, pink and blue.
Primera Trio sells for US$399.95 and is available for pre-order in selected stores worldwide now, with an estimated shipping date of February.
The video below shows the Primera Trio in further detail.
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