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Planon PS905ME PrintStik Full-Page Portable Bluetooth Printer (Monochrome)

B&H # PLPS905ME Mfr # PS905ME
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Product Highlights
  • Full-Page, Portable Bluetooth Printer
  • Up to 200 x 400dpi
  • Print Speed up to 3ppm
  • Holds 20 Sheets of Paper
  • Fits into Coat Pocket or Purse
  • Only 10.75 Inches Long
  • Weighs Only 1.5 Pounds
  • Rechargeable Battery Included
  • Print from a Laptop or Smart Phone
  • Prints Full-Size Web Pages

Planon has created a technical marvel, the PS905ME PrintStik Full-Page Portable Bluetooth Printer (Monochrome). The PS905ME is a fully self-contained pocket-sized printer, complete with paper and battery. At only 10.75" long, and weighing only 1.5 lb (513 g), the PS905ME with Bluetooth can be used almost anywhere and can be carried easily in a coat pocket, purse, laptop case or backpack. Bluetooth connectivity provides a simple, reliable cable-free printing connection to a laptop, Blackberry or WinMobile smart phones.

Using Direct Thermal Technology, the PrintStik PS905ME outputs letter-sized documents at up to 3ppm with resolutions up to 600dpi. It uses thermal paper thus eliminating the need for messy and expensive ink, toner, or ribbons. Supplied in convenient 20-sheet cartridges, the paper inside is rolled but the printer produces straight, flat sheets.

Small, full-page portable Bluetooth printer with 20 sheets of self-contained paper.
This PrintStik not only connects to your laptop but also connects to your Blackberry and WinMobile smart phones (more platforms coming soon) via wireless Bluetooth technology.
Planon's Mobile Enhanced driver includes a print server service for your BlackBerry to print full-size Web pages, most any attachment, as well as emails, maps, pictures, address book entries.
The PrintStik incorporates thermal technology, which allows for trouble-free instant monochrome printing on Planon's 7-year rated paper.
Print Method Direct Thermal
Print Resolution Approx.:
200 x 100dpi
200 x 200dpi
200 x 400dpi
Print Speed Up to 3ppm
Print Archival Life Approx. 7 years
Modes Paper-save
Draft
High Quality
Compatibility Smartphones, Blackberry: all latest models
PocketPC
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System Requirements Windows 2000/ME/XP, Vista: 60MB Hard Drive space, USB port, CD-ROM
Capacity 20 pages per paper cartridge
Paper Types Cut sheet
Continuous roll: 8.5" X 100'
Paper Size Single sheets:
8.5 x 11"
8.5 x 14" (Legal)
Connectivity USB 2.0
Bluetooth
Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium Polymer
Battery Capacity USB: 30 pages per charge
Battery Charge Time 180 minutes to full charge
Dimensions Height: 1" (25.4mm)
Width: 10.75" (273.05mm)
Weight 1.5 lb (513 g) including battery & paper cartridge
Planon PS905ME PrintStik Full-Page Portable Bluetooth Printer (Monochrome)
  • Lithium Polymer Battery (rechargeable)
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter/Wall Charger
  • Power Cable
  • Paper Cartridge (approx. 20 sheets)
  • Carrying Case
  • Installation CD-Rom with User's Manual & Quickstart Guide
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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    PlanonPS905ME PrintStik Full-Page Portable Bluetooth Printer (Monochrome)
     
    4.0

    (based on 2 reviews)

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    3.0

    PrintStik does what it claims

    By Perry Butler

    from Anaheim, CA

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bluetooth Printing
    • Compact Design
    • Durable construction
    • Easy Setup
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Print Time
    • Low Ink Consumption
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Cutter Construction
    • Paper Availability
    • Paper Quality

    Best Uses

    • Black & white Documents

    Comments about Planon PS905ME PrintStik Full-Page Portable Bluetooth Printer (Monochrome):

    After successfully setting up about 20 of our staff with an excellent portable scanner (Pentax DSmobile 600), we wanted to provide them with a companion printer. We compared the "Pentax/Brother PocketJet 3" and the "PrintStik PS905ME" (apparently the only printers in this portable category), and we chose the PrintStik since it had all of the features we needed, and the price offered by bhphotovideo was stellar.

    The PrintStik did everything it claimed to do and we had no problems getting it set up - the Bluetooth printing was very nice. It just works like any other printer would in Windows. However, being a portable device, the manufacturer obviously had to make some trade offs.

    Our main problem is with the paper. First off, the paper isn't readily available at retail stores; you must purchase it online from a few limited locations, but this issue might improve as the product matures. Since this printer uses a paper roll, you must rip the paper off yourself, but the included cutter teeth were far from ideal and the paper is so thin (tracing paper thin) that it can tear up your document if you don't practice your ripping technique. Also, the quality of the print isn't that impressive, but it will get the job done.

    Overall, the PrintStik wasn't something we decided to implement for our staff. Printing a document from the PrintStik at high quality, signing it with ink, then scanning it with our portable scanner (DSmobile 600) at high quality resulted in a final document that was of low quality. It was also a time consuming and clunky procedure because of the ripping problem, and the scanner didn't always feed the thin paper through.

    If these things don't matter or don't apply to you, then I would recommend the PrintStik because it is a decent printer at an affordable price, and one of the only products available in this portable category. But if you are looking to pair this up with a portable scanner, you might want to research other options first.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Paper Anyone

    By Pesky vesky

    from alberta, ca

    About Me Heavy Duty User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Print Time
    • Low Ink Consumption
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Black & white Documents
      • Graphics & Charts
      • Professional Documents

      Comments about Planon PS905ME PrintStik Full-Page Portable Bluetooth Printer (Monochrome):

      I almost think having a printer is essential for any household these days. However tie this is with a blackberry and you are really laughing. It's so easy to setup and use on the road. Especially if you have last minute items to print.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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