2011 Holiday Gift Guide: HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One Printer - Toronto Teacher Mom

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One Printer

Sunday, November 06, 2011

In this day in age, it's all about staying connected. At least, it is in our household. As the Chief Household Officer in our family, I can't imagine life without my digital devices or *gasp* the Internet. I have become very dependent upon my cell phone, computer and printer to keep track of important dates and events, pay the bills, keep in touch with family, share the latest on my blog or print colour photos and colouring pages. As a teacher, it is imperative that I have a good quality colour printer that is reliable and fast as well. The state-of-the-art HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One printer is the perfect device to help simplify my life and keep my family connected.

The HP eStation comes carefully packaged and because of its size, I appreciate that it comes in a bag with handles which makes it so much easier to remove from the box. It weighs nearly 8 kg.

 HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One Printer

The HP Photosmart eStation is  a little bit larger than my my old HP Photosmart three-in-one printer (from the C3100 Series) but on the plus side, it is Energy Star rated. And it was easy to connect to our wireless home network so I can put it anywhere I want and print from any device on our network.

HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One Printer


It comes with 5 ink cartridges: one pink, one yellow, one cyan, a cartridge for photo ink and a larger cartridge for black. It's pretty straightforward when it comes to installing the ink cartridges. Remove the packaging and take off the orange whachamacallit. It was kind of hard to figure out how to remove it but by the fifth one I was a pro.

HP Photosmart eStation Ink Cartridge


The HP Photosmart eStation has provided our family with hours of fun. It comes with the HP Zeen, a detachable, 7-inch, full-colour wireless companion. It allows you to browse and print the web, watch movies, read books and listen to music. You can hop onto Facebook using the app. But I prefer to log on using the web browser since I get better functionality that way. Also, I found that the touch screen wasn't always as responsive as I am used to with other touchscreens.

HP Photosmart Zeen
The Facebook App on the HP Zeen

HP Photosmart Zeen
Facebook view using the web browser
The HP Print Apps has a lot of great content for the whole family. They partnered with Kraft, Mapquest, Disney, Martha Stewart, Sesame Street and Crayola to bring you coupons for your shopping list, maps, recipes, colouring pages and activities to keep your kids entertained – all without using a computer. And both my kids, ages 3 and 6, easily figured out how to print their favourite colouring pages on their own. Which means I need to start collecting reusable sheets of paper. My daughter printed out a whole collection unintentionally! A few weeks ago, we tried using the print apps but we would get a message that the Touchsmart app was no longer supported. I saw there was an update available for the printer and after installing it, the remaining apps still came up with the same message notifying that the app would be removed. I then figured out how to download the same apps and after that, they worked. Phew! My kids have really grown attached to those print apps.

HP Photosmart Zeen

Another great feature of the HP Photosmart eStation is HP ePrint. It lets you print and share your favorite family memories anywhere, anytime. Each web-connected printer has a unique email address, meaning you can send photos and documents from any email-enabled device. It's a feature that model and fashion designer Veronica Webb relies on to stay organized as CHO. I love that I can print photos directly from Facebook using the Facebook app. This picture turned out nicely and looks lovely in the Umbra frame that came with my package.

HP Photosmart eStation

I also love that I can print directly from the album on my iPhone. It was so easy!

HP Photosmart eStation

Simply go to your album, find the photo you want to print and click on the arrow in the bottom left corner. Select print and the printer name under Printer Options as well as the number of copies you want. Be sure your phone is connected to your network.

Print from iPhone to HP Photosmart eStationPrint from iPhone to HP Photosmart eStation

The HP Photosmart eStation also came in handy when I had to print off baby shower invitations for my sister-in-law. See, I've been keeping pretty busy lately!

Baby Shower Invitations

Recently, I was invited by HP Canada for an exclusive event hosted by Karen Sealy, a regular décor expert on CityLine and the host and designer for "Summer Home" on HGTV. Unfortunately, I had to miss it since my grandmother had passed away that week. But I just read on the Sealy Design Inc. blog that the event was filmed for CityLine and is scheduled to air November 10.

Now, you can have a chance to stay connected and benefit from all the wonderful features of the HP Photosmart eStation. HP Canada is graciously offering one of these fabulous printers to a very lucky reader. That's a $399.99 value! Doesn't that make you want to belt out, "Ho, ho, ho?"


Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win.





Disclosure: I was sent an HP Photosmart eStation package to help facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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81 COMMENTS

  1. i love the HP TouchSmart tm2-2100

    leannemacg at gmail.com

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  2. would love the touchpad....looks like it would be great for many things I need to do both at home and a s a teacher :)

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  3. I would love the TouchPad. Way more convenient than a laptop.

    adriana.fitzgerald at hotmail dot com

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  4. The HP Envy laptops look wonderful! andraya3 at yahoo dot com

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  5. oooh everything! how about the HP ENVY 17 3D

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  6. I would love to have the touch pad! Work be so helpful!

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  7. The hp Envy Laptop would be wonderful to help keep me more organized.

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  8. HP Scanjet Professional 3000 Sheet-feed Scanner NEW would help keep me organized

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  9. 160GB external hard drive:
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    To keep my family photos and videos securely backed-up!

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  10. I'd love one of their 35s Financial calculators!

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  11. What a wonderful giveaway!! I would also love the touchpad- so great for traveling (esp with kids).
    thanks :)

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  12. What a great giveaway for a mom (and scrapbooker!) I would love their Touchpad, too!

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  13. I would love the Get an HP ENVY14 Beats™ Edition with Beats Audio™.
    rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

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  14. I am such a huge HP fan. I just ordered an awesome new HP laptop last week so this printer would go perfectly with it. I would also love an HP Mini for bringing on the go.

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  15. I would love to have the HP Deskjet F4400 All-in-One Printer series, it would make my life and organizing much easier.

    canadianangelxo at live dot ca

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  17. I like the HP 2000-100 Notebook PC series
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  18. A great new laptop would help me get organized! The HP ENVY 14-2100 looks amazing.
    Jennifer L.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  19. Their touchscreen tablet

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  20. Well if I could have anything.... it would be the HP Envy notebook. Wow would that make a world of a difference.
    Thank you for the chance to win the great printer... you are the best.

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  21. I would also like the HP Pavilion dv7 laptop.
    janicebudgellpollard at hotmail dot com
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  22. I would love the touch screen tablet
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  23. The 2000-320CA Notebook PC
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    dorcontest at gmail dot com
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  24. Would love the HP notepad

    anger_family @yahoo dot com

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  25. The HP Scanjet Professional 1000 Mobile Scanner would really helo me keep all my bills and receipts organized!

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  26. I would love to have the HP touchpad tablet, so easy to organize when it's as easy as usuing your fingers!

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  27. Josee P.
    I would love an HP Pavilion.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  28. I'd love a touchpad to help me stay organized on the go:)
    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

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  29. I would LOVE one of the HP touchpad tablets!
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  30. Wouyld love love love the HP TouchSmart 610-1100 Desktop.

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  31. I would love the HP Touchpad!
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  32. I would love to have the HP 2000-200 Notebook PC series laptop.

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  33. HP even has some sweet All-in-One PCs! That would help me stay organized.

    HP All-in-One 100-5155 PC

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  34. I would like the HP TouchSmart520 Desktop PC to help keep me organized.

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  35. the HP 9250c Digital Sender would help get me organized



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  36. Would love one of their tablets!!

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  37. I would like the HP 2000-100 Notebook PC series. This woyuld be nice for sure.


    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  38. I'd also like to have the HP touchpad, that would fun!
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    amym_brown @ hotmail.com

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  39. HP TouchSmart tm2-2100 Notebook PC series is the product I would like the most to keep me organized!

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  40. HP iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld ... this would be great for organizing appointments and meetings!

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  41. I would love the HP Envy notebook

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  42. I would love to have a HP ENVY 17 3D

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  43. I would love a HP MediaSmart Server. I have loads of media on seperate storage. Something like this would help consolidate everything.

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  44. The HP TouchSmart sounds phenomenal!

    elliott_gyal at hotmail dot com

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  45. The HP touchpad tablet would sure do the trick of keeping me organized.
    mommakoala(at)cogeco(dot)ca

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  46. I would so love a USB Floppy drive so I could convert my old files

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  47. I really like the HP Notebook Accessories Carrying Cases - HP Mini Handbag by Studio Tord Boontje

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  48. I like HP TouchSmart320 Desktop PC

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  49. HP MediaVault MV2120 would keep everything organized

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  50. I would love any of the scanners to help me organize my family's old photos.

    pennymindingmom
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  51. This printer would be awesome for my boys in university.

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  52. The HP Notepad would really come in handy!

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  53. The HP Notepad would really come in handy!

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  54. I would take the HP Touchpad!

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

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  55. I would love their touch screen tablet.
    spec(at)live(dot)ca

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  56. Hard to choose, but I would have to go with the touchpad.

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  57. I would love a Smartphone...I still have the old style flip...LOL!

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  58. I'd want a all-in-one printer.

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  59. The HP Notepad is already on my Christmas list. I <3 anything by HP. Very dependable without breaking the bank!

    chrissymcpherson@live.com

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  60. I would love a tablet!

    godin_valerie@hotmail.com

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  61. I think I would most benefit from the 160GB Designjet External Hard Disk. My laptop is a few years old and I love it, but I could definitely use the extra storage. It would be nice to move non-essential daily items to the external drive so I could free up space for new things.

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  62. I would love one of the HP Pavilion dv6-3200 laptops. We love to watch streamed movies, so hooking this up to our TV would be great!

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  63. I like the HP Scanjet 8300 Professional Image Scanner.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  64. Wow! That system looks amazing! Great review, Diana.
    Our printer just died, so I'd like just about any of the All-in-One colour printers.

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  65. I would love the HP MediaVault MV5140 for sure. I'm so afraid I'm gonna lose my pictures and videos from the past year. We had twin boys last December and to lose the pictures... ugh!

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  66. I would love the envy laptop!

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  67. I would love any of their tablet PCs. The Envy looks great too!

    insanemamacita AT gmail DOT com

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  68. I'd like any HP envy laptop

    deborah.sears at hotmail dot com

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  69. I would use the HP Envy laptop.

    lisaandkevin@yahoo.ca

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  70. I wuld like the HP touchpad tablet.

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