iPad/smartphone printing solution: Buy a Pogoplug, wait for update
A new software update to Pogoplug allows iPads, iPhones, and any other smartphone or laptop to wirelessly print to a connected Epson or HP printer.
If you've been looking for a way to print from your iPad or iPhone without too many headaches, your prayers might have been answered--provided you've already invested in a Cloud Engines Pogoplug.
The plug-and-play device, which we've
Pogoplug cloud printing, available in a software update that hits later this summer, should work with all HP and Epson printers after 2005, according to a Cloud Engines press release issued Monday. A connected printer plugged into the Pogoplug will also be able to print directly e-mailed attachments, or act as a networked printer over the Internet.
Of course, iPads and smartphones do not have a "print" command. How will all this work? We'll just have to wait and see. It sounds useful and magically driver-free, but we honestly would have preferred if the Pogoplug had focused on making some of its existing features work a little better, instead of adding even more.