How the HP TouchSmart Web Printer Helps Me Travel

Last Updated on November 21, 2012 by Jody Halsted

A couple of weeks ago I received the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web Printer. I had played with it a bit at a conference in September so I was excited to actually have it in my home and see what it could do.

Let me tell you… It can do a lot! The touch screen is so easy a 3-year-old can do it! And set up was quick and painless. For a full rundown of this great printer I invite you to read my review at Iowa Geek.

What I want to share here is how this printer helps me travel. I made a quick video to show you how it works:

The most obviously helpful app is, of course, the Google maps. You can either touch the map to pinpoint your destination or you can type in the name or address. Right now the maps feature can only show you the destination, it can’t map a route. But that ability is coming- which will make this an even more handy feature. Especially when I forget to map our drive before I put the computer away!

The feature that I think I will get much use out of is the fact that I can scan information to a thumb drive. No more reams of printed paper stuffed in a binder for reference.

Of course the apps for coloring pages, crafts and games will come in handy with the girls. And even for me…. Four levels of sudoku anyone?

Travel Goodies from HP

Even if you don’t have an HP printer you can use these great freebies from the HP Creative Studio. Travel themed coloring pages, car scavenger hunt, car bingo, travel games, luggage tags, print at home scrapbook layouts and more.

Disclosure: I received the TouchSmart Web printer from HP to use and review.

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