The HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One Printer is an inkjet multifunction printer with fax, scan, and copy capabilities. It features HP’s ePrint remote printing and printing apps, and is one of the few printers to support Apple’s iOS AirPrint technology.
Setting up the Officejet 6500A Plus is a breeze. The four individual ink cartridges are easy to install and you can connect via USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, or wired ethernet. The Officejet 6500A Plus has a small but helpful, 2.4-inch LCD touchscreen that aids in selecting number of copies, faxing options, and setup of the printer’s ePrint features. HP’s ePrint lets you download and use printing apps. Apps range from kids coloring pages to scanning documents directly to your Google account. ePrint also allows you to print remotely, using the e-mail address that HP assigns your printer.
Also, if you have an iOS 4 device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch) on the same Wi-Fi network as the Officejet 6500A, you can use AirPrint to print documents and photos from your iOS device.
The inks are reasonably priced below the average in both the standard and high-yield sizes. The printer ships with a special “starter” version of the standard size, which comes with a little extra ink to account for what’s used during printer initialization.
If you’re looking for an inkjet all-in-one that supports Apple’s AirPrint and HP’s ePrint services, the HP Officejet 6500A is worth a look, if only because such printers are so few and far between. The HP 6500A is available now from WebAntics Online from R1343.86 Incl VAT.