This post is part of the series, SmallBusiness.com Guide to Business Gadgets: The newly invented or conceptual devices that are called everything from gadget to gizmo to "what were they thinking?" You can browse other posts in the series below.
Each year on SmallBusiness.com, we declare this week “Small Business Gadget Week,” because a sub-group of products launched at the annual Consumer Electronics Show are as much a “small business” product as a “consumer” one. It’s all about how you use technology, not the technology itself. Get ready for several posts that will tickle your gizmo bone.
Product | The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Printer
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The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Printer ($129 via HP.com, $77.98 via Amazon.com) is a multifunction printer that features a quick mobile installation process so users can print from a smartphone or tablet with or without a router or local wireless network. Users can scan, copy, and access Web content directly from the color touch screen. While ink cartridges can add $0.10 or more for each copy, HP launched its Instant Ink service in 2013, a subscription plan that allows owners to choose between three plans: The Occasional plan ($2.99 per month, 50 pages), the Moderate plan ($4.99 per month, 100 pages), and Frequent printing plan ($9.99 per month, 300 pages).