« Straight Up for emergency hairstyling | Main | Sprayology homeopathic aerosol medicines »

10. 16. 2006

E-mail for the technically challenged


Many of us have parents we'd love to send e-mail to, but there's one small problem: no computer at Mom and Dad's!

Presto is an e-mail service for people who don't have e-mail or a computer or internet access. The service limits e-mails to receipts from known addressees, so there's no spam. Users have the ability to selectively receive bulletins/news offered by Presto. The e-mail service combines with a special HP printer that plugs into a standard phone line (yes, dial-up service) and delivers received e-mails, photos, etc. in pre-formatted templates to the recipient. The only maintenance for the end-user is adding paper and changing the ink cartridge (something even my dad should be able to handle). Presto even notifies the user when it is time to do that!

The printer, available for $149.99 can be pre-ordered at the Presto web site. The e-mail service is scheduled to debut in November and costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually.

Facilities for getting Mom to remember to check the printer not included. Guess you'll still have to use the phone for some things (but, it will, of course, be your cell phone)!

Posted by Brian    Category: devices
Email this | Comments (0)
Add to: Yahoo Add to: Google Add to: Digg Add to: Del.icio.us Add to: Reddit Add to: StumbleUpon Add to: Technorati

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Back to Top



Best of Popgadget

We're back!! And where we've been...

Hello! It's been a while, and I'm so happy to say, we are going to be back and better than ever. We will be changing just a little bit- bringing you more frequently updated content, in a somewhat abbreviated...
Read More
Popgadget Recent Comments
Popgadget Steals & Deals
Mom Wants Gadgets for Mother's Day
Trade-in Your Old Electronics
Popgadget Giveaway from American Express! My Life on Points
6-Foot HDMI cable at $3.19 includes shipping
Sony offers some exciting deals for Mother's Day
Unlocked iPhone! Only $599. Or $699.
Got four friends? Take a Peek at this great offer
Green Tech: Eco-fashions priced to move
31 ways to save money on technology from PCWorld
Popgadget Random Images

Where is this image from?
See more random images
On This Day
Take a little stroll down memory lane. See what Popgadget was writing about on this day in 2012 2009 2008 2007 2006 2004