Kodak adds wireless printer dock, new digital camera
Kodak has introduced the Printer Dock Plus, which can wirelessly accept pictures from a cell phone with its built-in infrared capability as well as connect to your computer via a USB port for printing, and a new EasyShare camera, CX 7525, a 5 megapixel model with 3x optical/5x digital zoom, nine scene and color modes, the ability to capture MPEG-4 video clips at VGA (640 x 480, 13fps) or QVGA (320 x 240, 20fps) resolution and more. Printer Dock Plus (US$199.99) offers a one-touch auto-enhance feature that brightens pictures before printing, a built-in reader for SD/MMC memory cards and compatibility with PictBridge-enabled cameras, with the ability to charge their batteries while connected. An optional 8-in-1 Kodak card reader expands the types of memory cards it accepts. The new printer dock works with Mac OS X v10.2 or higher and requires 128MB RAM and 200MB hard drive space; it will be available in September.
The EasyShare CX7525 digital camera comes with 16MB internal storage and accepts SD/MMC memory cards for increased capacity. It offers the same Share button, which tags snapshots for printing or e-mailing later, as other EasyShare cameras and has a Favorites mode that collects your favorite pictures in an on-camera collection. The CX7525 comes with Kodak's EasyShare 4.0 software for organizing, editing, sharing and printing pictures, as well as two Kodak Max AA digital camera batteries, video out and USB cables, a wrist strap and an insert for compatibility with the company's camera and printer docks. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.3 or higher, Safari 1.0 or higher, 128MB RAM and 200MB hard drive space. As MacCentral posted this article, Kodak had not yet provided pricing and availability information.