Epson announced [JP] the Colorio E-820 for the Japanese market today, a photo printer and wireless keyboard set somehow designed like a computer from the 1970s or 1990s (at least when looking at the top menu). The newest in a line of similar devices, this 5,760×1,440dpi inkjet printer is suitable for printing both pictures and postcards without a PC.
Users can create postcards by choosing between 1,055 different pre-set designs and use the 7-inch LCD screen (800×480 resolution) to check their works before printing them. The keyboard is for adding comments, greetings, etc. to the pictures and postcards.
The device can be carried around using a handle and supports USB sticks, SDXC or microSDHC cards, xD-Picture cards and Memory Stick Pro cards.
Epson says the screen can be used as a digital photo frame, too (and throws in a remote control for that function).
The E820 is sized at 235×158×192mm and weighs 2.6kg. It will hit stores in Japan on September 15 (price: $718).