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Holiday Gift: Epson PictureMate Charm - Portable 4x6 Printing

Jonathan C. Picks: Epson Picturemate Charm

If you're like me, you take lots of pictures and never print them. Sure, you've got that deluxe photo printer at home, but it's such a chore to print them out. You have to import the pics into your editor, mess around with them, and then hope you have enough ink to print them. Luckily, the Epson PictureMate Charm puts an end to the hassle. It  prints excellent 4x6 prints in a matter of seconds. You simply take the memory card from your camera, insert it into the Charm, select the picture(s) on the 2.5" LCD display, choose quantity, and print. It can even do some basic edits like red eye removal, b&w, and sepia. 

One of the best features is it's portability. It's small enough to take to holiday get togethers, sporting events, or pretty much wherever you need to print on the go. I tried it at Thanksgiving and the family thought it was great. It was a delight to be able to print high quality images of photos taken only seconds ago. If you have the optional bluetooth adapter, you can even print from bluetooth devices, such as your cell phone.  Also worth noting, you can connect it to your Mac or PC via USB and print 4x6 images from your favorite photo editors as well. It folds up nicely and can even be carried by it's handle. Now that's portable! If you really need it, you can buy an optional rechargeable battery pack to use on it, for true on the go and in the field printing. For most people, you probably won't need it. 

You will want to pick up an extra print pack that includes 150 glossy sheets and ink to match. It comes with a starter kit, but you can only get about 20 pics out of it. These are a little pricey, at about $37 each, but you do get the ink and the glossy paper, so it's not too bad when you divide it out by 150. 

The Picturemate Charm is an impressive little printer and is focused on printing 4x6 photos and it does certainly impresses with excellent results. This would make an EXCELLENT Holiday gift for anyone with a digital camera. 

Product: Epson Picturemate Charm

Price: $149 at Amazon

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