Compared to cell phones that get jazzier by the month, printers are ugly ducklings. It's understandable. Improving the bulky, noisy, temperamental printer is no simple undertaking.
But some designers are hard at work on the next generation of printers, including models that can prepare food for you, paint your nails, or snap onto the back of your laptop.
Have a peek at how printers may change if these futuristic units attract a following.