Most new printers on the market with built-in WiFi networking also support Apple's AirPrint standard, which allows iOS devices to print to them wirelessly with no configuration. However, many perfectly functioning printers from just a couple years ago don't support AirPrint, and plenty more have no built-in WiFi at all. If you have an iPhone or iPad and need to print something out, you might be stuck trying to transfer an image or file to a computer using e-mail or Dropbox, and then printing from there.
But there's a light at the end of the tunnel. One solution is Lantronix's xPrintServer, which can transform your home printer (or printers) into an AirPrint-compatible device (no configuration necessary), with negligible power use and little outlay of cash.
Lantronix makes two versions of its xPrintServer device. One version is designed for enterprise environments, works with any networked printer, and costs $149. The Home Edition, announced in June, connects any USB printer and up to two networked printers for just $99.
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