About 2 months ago, a box showed up at my doorstep. A big black box with the words “Hewlett Packard” written all across it. A box that contained a new, sparkly, fancy HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer in it.
Now any normal person would have been super excited and full of anticipation to rip it open and start playing with its contents. Like a crazy pregnant woman who’s clearly lost her mind, I let it sit in my office for the next 3 weeks. Let’s face it, I was nesting and I had important things to get done, like scrubbing the top of my refrigerator and detailing the inside of my oven.
And then, finally, I had a baby. Suddenly, I took copious amounts of pictures of this new tiny person and needed those photos printed ASAP, but didn’t want to leave the house.
Oh, hello there, new sparkly fancy printer that I’ve been shamelessly ignoring for weeks. I’m ready to play with you now.
I had my people (ok, my husband) hook the printer up. Although I like to have fancy hi tech gadgets, I do not set them up, ever. Once the hook-up was complete (which apparently was easy-breeze to do), I realized all the magic this printer held. I also realized how crazy, borderline abusive it was for letting it sit in the box for 3 weeks.
I know what you’re thinking. Hello – it’s “just a printer”. How full of awesomeness can it really be? Umm….only 18,000 different shades of awesome.
It quickly prints beautiful pictures on demand.
It prints double sided documents.
It makes copies. (colored too).
It faxes (oh yes it does).
IT’S HOOKED UP TO THE INTERNET, PEOPLE!
From the touchscreen on the printer, you can get lots of different tasks done quickly (one-handed, nursing baby, blindfolded). Ok, maybe not the blindfolded part.
For instance, let’s just think up a totally hypothetical situation where this printer might come in handy:
Let’s just say you have a newborn in the house and leaving this house is totally out of the question because it’s flu season and -15 degrees out. Let’s just say your 2 older children are driving you bonkers because like you, they haven’t left the house in days. You could proceed to loose your mind, or…
You could print off coloring pages and activities from the printer:
Or Nickeloden and Disney craft sheets:
Seriously, at the end of the day, this printer is pretty amazing. I feel silly calling it a printer, because it’s so much more than that. In fact, I feel like I should send it a thank-you card for being so awesome. Good thing there’s a web printer app for that…
Today is the last weekend to shop before Christmas. If you find yourself stuck as to what to get that special someone who has everything – get them this printer. Because it’s awesome. And it’s so new, I bet they don’t have it yet.
This printer was provided to me for this review, but my opinions are 100% mine.