I think this is a great idea. Whether it uses ink or toner, Wyze could make it available on the app to where one see the remaining ink/toner levels and being able to reorder ink/toner directly from Wyze. Or perhaps one could set up their printer to auto order at a certainly low level threshold. This would make it a mixed product and subscription based service. I believe long term for how well Wyze prices things they need the subscription based services.
Not only are printers overpriced but so is ink/toner. I recently replaced 5 large printers I had at work. They were work horses but the toner cartridges were right around $200 for the remanufactured ones. We recently found another company that still sells their printers for a high price but sells the toners at around $35. I will admit the new company has a much simpler toner cartridge which probably saves quite a bit in manufacturing. But come on, it’s plastic and toner…and it’s $200 a pop? Both the cost of printers and the price of ink/toner is a scam.
I’d love to see Wyze come out with a home model followed by a business model.