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    1. Canon PIXMA MP760 All-in-One Photo Printer
    by Canon Office Products
    list price: $299.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007W89H2
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 62
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Pixma MP760 Photo All-In-One Printer, Print/Copy/Scan ... Read more

    Features

    • USB, Direct Printer Port, camera card slots; PC/Mac
    • Prints photos, copies, and scans in one convenient unit
    • 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 600 x 600 dpi black resolution
    • Up to 17 ppm color, 25 ppm black, 4-by-6-inch photo in about 36 seconds
    • Large 2.5-inch LCD for easy viewing, editing, and printing

    Reviews (9)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Digital Image 10 Suite not compatible
    For months I have been using Digital Image 10 to scan thousands of photos. It's a great program. I used HP6110 to do the scanning. Smooth.

    I bought the Canon 760 to be able to scan slides and film. It does that job well.

    My problem is that when scanning photos, using Digital Image 10, only 1/4 of the photo was scanned.

    I tried working outside of the Automatic mode and got my entire photo scanned on a white sheet with my photo in the upper left corner.

    I am disappointed that when I brought this problem to Canon they told me to go to Microsoft.

    Make sure your photo software works with the Canon 760.

    5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful AIO
    I'm not sure what happened to the price, but I got this on Amazon for $186 on May 26, '05.It was a bargain, free shipping, no tax!So I bought it.I couldn't be happier with my purchase.It scans negatives, slides, anything!As far as I can see, the quality is great.On the printing side, it is also superb quality, both photo prints and regular documents.Don't forget to use Canon photo paper for your photos!Also, buy your ink cartridges on amazon, with the free shipping.It is great that each color has its own cartridge, so you just have to replace the one that is out, instead of replacing all the colors.Also, one thing you can't see in the photos is that if that front door is closed (where the prints come out from), it will open up automatically (slowly, and silently) right before printing begins.It is like some kind of futuristic printing/scanning/copying machine.By the way, it is pretty big, so make sure you have space for this baby.The dimensions are correct on amazon, BUT the actual footprint is smaller.It is approximately 14"x17"!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Some points not covered by others.
    Let me start by saying my previous printer was an HP 540 bought ten years ago and I do not own a digital camera nor a scanner.

    So why did I buy it? Because of the good reviews I have seen for the Pixma family, because people complaining about how the new HP printer family software installation is a bear, and complaints about Epson print heads clog if not used both here and on usenet. I bought it for home, and I have only needed to fax about twice in the last ten years, but I (we?) often need to copy, and I wanted a color printer, separate print cartridges, two paper trays. I hemmed and hawed and decided to pay the extra to get the MP760 features over the sheet feeder of the MP750. A digital camera will probably be next electronics purchase.

    First some notes
    - Another website said this printer has a parallel port. It does not. Not a big deal.
    - It works over USB 1.1. Not as fast, but if you are like me and would rather put the money for a USB 2.0 card into a new PC, you are not out of luck. You do need a USB OS. I am using XP Pro.
    - You do not need the PC turned on to copy or print pictures from memory cards OR from negatives or slides! But, when printing from negatives it will NOT let you print to plain paper. I don't know about scanning then printing, I would have to try it out.
    - The slide and negative holders are stored in the underside of the scanner lid. When you unsnap this carrier it exposes a white strip that appears to be a light source for scanning negatives or slides.
    - The memory slots come up as removable disk drive under XP, one does not have to use them for just digital picture files. Its a nice feature for me, since my home computer's USB slots are in the back and both are used. I have a SanDisk MobileMate SD to USB converter, I can put files on it at work, then take the memory out and upload with the MP760.
    - No thick all encompassing manual, but rather printed quick start guides and the full manuals installed in HTML format on your PC.
    - Two TWAIN drivers are installed. One limits you to 600 DPI when scanning. Need to be scanning negatives or slides to get to 2400 DPI (someone correct me if I am wrong).
    - Two paper trays - one is a cassette down at the very bottom, the other is an automatic sheet feeder from the rear.

    Random blathering opinions ---
    - The print quality is great, but I don't have alot to compare it to.
    - Reasonably quiet. Other manf's models made beeps. I don't want to wake up the kids when printing at night.
    - Big. And you need even more room with the sheet feeder in the rear and the door to open in the front for finished prints to come out.
    - I would rather have the manuals in PDF over HTML.
    - Getting at and installing the print head and cartridges is harder than the Deskjet 540. There is some sort of prop rod, that needs to be unlatched to get it back down, and two doors in front of the print cartridges.
    - A consumer magazine states that each photo print costs about $0.85 on an MP780, and at the store near me its $0.29 for digital prints. But then again I can make a print right NOW if I wanted to.
    - Manual says you should not to just drop the power to it, you have to press the ON/OFF button and wait. Annoying, and what happens if the power goes out? What about when it is in sleep mode? Would be nice if the PC powers down it assumes it should power down, or at least be an option.

    I can personally vouch that it copies color or grayscale, scans with PC color or grayscale, prints directly from film negative to photo paper, prints from PC, and no software problems thus far. Everything else I either can't test it (like the PictBridge) or have not had the time.

    Overall, I'm glad I waited this long to buy an MFC and I'm glad I waited a bit longer for the MP760.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Does itfax?
    Could any one please tell me if this machine does scan to fax??? I have fax program in my XP.There were so many good reviews about this AIO, so it is hard to let go, but I need to use fax at least once a week.I have also considered MP780, but it doesn't come with the negative slide,thanks.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Which Canon Multifunction is right for you?
    First off, if you're in the market for a printer, you can't go wrong with a Canon.Canon printers consistently beat out the competition in independent tests for print quality.Their items are elegant, well designed, and most importantly, ink is affordable.

    We all know the razor and blade scheme: sell the printer below cost and make it up with pricey cartridges.Canon, however, saves you a lot of money by including the print head with the printer and not on each cartridge.Because of this, genuine Canon cartridges can be had for around $12, while 3rd party cartridges, which many claim work just as well, can be found for as low as $2.

    If you've already decided on a Canon multifunction, lets see which model is right for you.Canon's current market list is as follows:

    MP130 - New model, and the most affordable yet.
    Copy/Print/Scan
    18ppm black, 13ppm color
    2 ink tanks
    No auto sheet feeder!
    Card slots

    MP390 - Has a fax, About half the cost of the MP7xx's.
    Copy/Print/SCan/Fax
    18ppm black, 12 ppm color
    2 ink tanks
    card slots

    MP750 - Older model - exactly the same as mp780 but no fax.
    Copy/Print/Scan
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    Built in Duplexing

    MP760 - New Model - geared towards photo enthusiasts.
    Copy/Print/Scan + Special Photo Features
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    No auto sheet feeder!
    Built in Duplexing
    *Unique photo features:
    2.5 inch lcd screen
    Built in film adapter for 35mm slides or negatives
    can print directly from negatives
    Card slots

    MP780 - Does it all except for the mp760 photo features.
    Copy/Print/Scan/Fax
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    Built in Duplexing

    Now, let's look more closely at some key differences between these models:

    *Fax: The first thing you should do is decide if you need a fax or not. If you do, you should choose between the MP780 or the MP390.If not, don't rule those two out just yet, they may have have other features you can't live without.

    *Note: There is NO auto fax/telephone switching on these models if you wish to use the same line for faxes and voice calls.

    *Number of ink tanks: The next important thing you should look at is whether you want to be able to replace each color individually or not.The MP750, MP760 and MP780 all have 5 individual ink tanks (photo black, black, cyan, yellow, magenta), while the MP130 and MP390 have only 2 (black and tricolor).The cost of each cartridge is about the same, but you will waste some leftover ink by throwing out the MP130 or MP390's color cartridge when just one color runs out.

    *Photo printing: If you're planning on printing a lot of photos, you should probably go with an mp7xx.These have a superior print head, as well as the 5 separate ink tanks.The MP760 is especially noteable with all the features Canon has added specifically for photos.These come at a price however, as the MP760 does not share the auto sheet feeder of its MP750 and MP780 cousins, or the fax of the 780.

    *However - If you plan on printing directly from memory cards, beware!The mp750 and mp780 do not have card slots!The 2 cheaper models and the mp760 do.

    *Auto sheet feeder: The mp130 and mp760 do NOT have an auto sheet feeder.All 3 of the others do.An auto sheet feeder is very useful when doing a lot of scanning or faxing.

    *Duplexing: The mp7xx models each have built in duplexing.

    *Size: The mp7xx models weigh around 30 pounds and are quite big.The MP390 is a smaller, and weighs 18 pounds.The mp130 has a tiny footprint for a multifunction printer, and weighs 14 pounds.

    Some features that all of Canon's current MFPs share:

    *Copying: Each of these models has a copy function, and all have the same resolution (600x600 black, 1200x1200 color).
    *USB 2.0 connection
    *Pictbridge direct photo printing support
    *All 5 models are great looking and will complement almost any decor.

    My recommendations:

    If you want a great price on an excellent printer and don't need a fax: MP130

    If price is an issue but you still need a fax: MP390

    If you can afford an MP700 series and don't need a fax, card slots, or the MP760's photo features: MP750

    If you need its exclusive photo features (but no fax or auto sheet feeder): MP760

    If you can afford an MP700 series and need a fax (but no card slots and none of the MP760s photo features): MP780 ... Read more


    2. Canon PIXMA MP750 All-in-One Photo Printer
    by Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    list price: $249.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000650R0M
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    Sales Rank: 252
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Enhanced Office PerformanceWith Exceptional Speed and Photo QualityA print-copy-scan powerhouse. The powerful Canon PIXMA MP750 Photo All-In-One is versatile and very fast. It can print or copy up to 25 ppm in black and up to 17 ppm in color,1 and a beautiful 4" x 6" borderless print takes about 36 seconds.1 Plus, its USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface2 enables fast image transfers and scanning speeds delivering improved performance for both printing and scanning functions. For even higher productivity, the integrated 35 page auto document feeder helps you speed through larger copy jobs; dual paper path lets you keep a second type of paper ready for printing; and built-in 2 sided printing saves both time and paper. Plus, electronic sorting automatically collates your copies, so you don't have to. This high-performance machine has the quality to match. When scanning photos and other images, you'll produce superb 2400 dpi scans with 48-bit color depth. Its ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system - four dye-based inks plus a pigment-based black ink - produces brilliant photos, along with laser-quality text. Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) uses a high-performance 1,856-nozzle print head that ejects precise and consistent droplets as small as 2 picoliters. The result? Clear, detailed images with outstanding resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 color dpi.3 Canon Think Tank System. This efficient system has five individual ink tanks, so you'll replace only the ... Read more

    Features

    • USB 2.0 interface, PictBridge-compatible direct photo printing
    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 color dpi resolution
    • Print and copy speeds up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color
    • 35-page auto document feeder, dual paper path, built-in 2-sided printing
    • 48-bit color scan depth

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars DID SOME RESEARCH...BEST BRAND/ PRINTER!
    After hours of research on every brand of printer (Epson, HP, Lexmark, etc.) Canon was the overwhelming and best choice.After deciding on Canon, I purchased the PIXMA MP 750.This being the newest at the time, early 2005, was also the printer with all the features I needed.
    I almost got swayed into an Epson after finding out how bad HP reliability is but found out that Epson has some problems with their Print Heads going bad and/ or drying up.This is an expensive problem from what I understand since not only the print heads are expensive but only a "trained pro" can replace it.On Canon printers, anyone can change the print heads, although I have not heard of many problems with Canon print heads.Also, on any printer, Always...Always turn the printer OFF when not in use.Do not allow ink jet printers to stay in an on or standby mode for long as this will allow any printhead on any brand printer to dry up. If the printer is off, the printhead is automatically covered to extend the life of it.

    To address an issue that it took me a while to find out...WHY IS THE 5th INK A 2nd BLACK INK?The second black is a black ink to enhance photos mainly.It is a PIGMENT black ink (ie. Epson DURABrite inks) that Canon says increases the quality of the other four Dye-based inks.If you are thinking that you have seen many other printers with the option to have 6 inks for photos...dont worry, this printer, with its ultra-fine printhead, does the greatest job of any HP, Epson, or other 6 ink printers!

    THE GOOD...

    Great looks,
    THE best paper handling system out there...no jams,
    Ease of use,
    Two paper feeds,
    Photo print quality is the best...even with only 5 inks,
    The Finest/newest print head in the price range ($200-250),
    Flat bed and sheet fed batch scanning,
    Individual ink tanks,
    Good software bundle

    THE BAD...

    None after 2 months of use!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Which Canon Multifunction is right for you?
    First off, if you're in the market for a printer, you can't go wrong with a Canon.Canon printers consistently beat out the competition in independent tests for print quality.Their items are elegant, well designed, and most importantly, ink is affordable.

    We all know the razor and blade scheme: sell the printer below cost and make it up with pricey cartridges.Canon, however, saves you a lot of money by including the print head with the printer and not on each cartridge.Because of this, genuine Canon cartridges can be had for around $12, while 3rd party cartridges, which many claim work just as well, can be found for as low as $2.

    If you've already decided on a Canon multifunction, lets see which model is right for you.Canon's current market list is as follows:

    MP130 - New model, and the most affordable yet.
    Copy/Print/Scan
    18ppm black, 13ppm color
    2 ink tanks
    No auto sheet feeder!
    Card slots

    MP390 - Has a fax, About half the cost of the MP7xx's.
    Copy/Print/SCan/Fax
    18ppm black, 12 ppm color
    2 ink tanks
    card slots

    MP750 - Older model - exactly the same as mp780 but no fax.
    Copy/Print/Scan
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    Built in Duplexing

    MP760 - New Model - geared towards photo enthusiasts.
    Copy/Print/Scan + Special Photo Features
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    No auto sheet feeder!
    Built in Duplexing
    *Unique photo features:
    2.5 inch lcd screen
    Built in film adapter for 35mm slides or negatives
    can print directly from negatives
    Card slots

    MP780 - Does it all except for the mp760 photo features.
    Copy/Print/Scan/Fax
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    Built in Duplexing

    Now, let's look more closely at some key differences between these models:

    *Fax: The first thing you should do is decide if you need a fax or not. If you do, you should choose between the MP780 or the MP390.If not, don't rule those two out just yet, they may have have other features you can't live without.

    *Note: There is NO auto fax/telephone switching on these models if you wish to use the same line for faxes and voice calls.

    *Number of ink tanks: The next important thing you should look at is whether you want to be able to replace each color individually or not.The MP750, MP760 and MP780 all have 5 individual ink tanks (photo black, black, cyan, yellow, magenta), while the MP130 and MP390 have only 2 (black and tricolor).The cost of each cartridge is about the same, but you will waste some leftover ink by throwing out the MP130 or MP390's color cartridge when just one color runs out.

    *Photo printing: If you're planning on printing a lot of photos, you should probably go with an mp7xx.These have a superior print head, as well as the 5 separate ink tanks.The MP760 is especially noteable with all the features Canon has added specifically for photos.These come at a price however, as the MP760 does not share the auto sheet feeder of its MP750 and MP780 cousins, or the fax of the 780.

    *However - If you plan on printing directly from memory cards, beware!The mp750 and mp780 do not have card slots!The 2 cheaper models and the mp760 do.

    *Auto sheet feeder: The mp130 and mp760 do NOT have an auto sheet feeder.All 3 of the others do.An auto sheet feeder is very useful when doing a lot of scanning or faxing.

    *Duplexing: The mp7xx models each have built in duplexing.

    *Size: The mp7xx models weigh around 30 pounds and are quite big.The MP390 is a smaller, and weighs 18 pounds.The mp130 has a tiny footprint for a multifunction printer, and weighs 14 pounds.

    Some features that all of Canon's current MFPs share:

    *Copying: Each of these models has a copy function, and all have the same resolution (600x600 black, 1200x1200 color).
    *USB 2.0 connection
    *Pictbridge direct photo printing support
    *All 5 models are great looking and will complement almost any decor.

    My recommendations:

    If you want a great price on an excellent printer and don't need a fax: MP130

    If price is an issue but you still need a fax: MP390

    If you can afford an MP700 series and don't need a fax, card slots, or the MP760's photo features: MP750

    If you need its exclusive photo features (but no fax or auto sheet feeder): MP760

    If you can afford an MP700 series and need a fax (but no card slots and none of the MP760s photo features): MP780

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well designed multifunction
    I had originally planned to buy the Canon MP130 but chose this model instead since the launch of the MP130 in the US was delayed. In retrospect I am glad that I went with the MP750 despite the increased price and size. Print quality is generally excellent, especially when printing on treated inkjet paper. I keep regular cheap paper in the bottom cassette, and keep the nice stuff in the automatic sheet feeder, which makes it easy to switch. The printer is also very quiet compared to other inkjets I've owned, and does not have as long and obnoxious a startup/warmup sequence either. I like the fact that I can replace each color ink cartridge individually. The scanning and copier functions are quick and produce high quality output. I frequently use the double-sided printing option, which ends up saving a lot of paper.

    The only minor complaint I have at this point is that the unit emits a very slight hiss whenever it is plugged in (even if not turned on) -- I believe this is from the flourescent tube in the scanner. Then again, I have very sensitive hearing and it doesn't bother my wife at all. The hiss is generally most pronounced right after the scanner is used, and then fades away (but never disappears completely). Still, something to consider if you're thinking of putting this in the bedroom. ... Read more


    3. Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One Photo Printer
    by Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    list price: $299.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00030CHOE
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    Sales Rank: 184
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Pixma MP780 Photo All-In-One Printer, Print/Copy/Scan/Fax ... Read more

    Features

    • 35-page auto document feeder, dual paper path, built-in 2-sided printing
    • USB 2.0 and PictBridge interfaces; 1-year warranty with InstantExchange
    • Prints and copies up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color
    • Faxes up to Super G3 speed in color or black-and-white
    • Scans up to 2,400 x 4,800 dpi resolution, 48-bit color depth

    Reviews (32)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied
    This is my first multifunction printer/fax/scanner/copier. I'm very satisfied with the print, photos and relative ease in setting up my machine. The photos are much better then what I got from my Epson C80 or Dell 720 and the print appears to be as good as what I get from my (workhorse) HP 5MP laser. A very big selling point for me was the cost of replacement cartridges. Reviews are available elsewhere. I liked Consumer Reports review for one. I have one problem to fix... I was able to send a very nice crisp fax from home to work but haven't figured out how to configure, wire it, with my DSL so that it recognizes a fax as opposed to a voice call.. The manual says to ask my DSL provider... Ha!

    1-0 out of 5 stars WARNING WARNING THIS IS JUNK
    I own a small business with 3 locations. I have 6 HP G85 multi function machines and was looking for replacements as they are getting old. I read alot about Canon and many people bragged about how great it was and how wonderfull the multi cartridge system was. So I bought one.BAD DEALfor me The color copies compaired to any of my G85's SUCK their BAD. I actually had more than one customer over the years try to pick up their drivers license from my desk when it was actually the copy of their license. There is no Mistake on the Canon it dosent represent real life at all. I use VOIP and the HP g85 has no problem faxing. On the Canon it will almost never fax over VOIP. On my G85 it has a director program so that I can do maintenence and add fax information from my desktop. No such thing with the Canon Pixma. The copies are marginal in quality compaired to the Hp G85. Its the worst printer I have ever spent money on and do not recommend it to anyone. I called Canon for help and got NOTHING from them. They werent wiling to or couldnt help me with the questions I had about the machine. PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT BUY THIS. If you have any questions please call me Ed 3109436377 Ill be glad to stand behind and back up what I have said here.

    1-0 out of 5 stars 3 strikes, it's outta here
    LCD instructions are in Japanese. Directions require you to read Japanese to change the language setting!Really.No answer to this on web tech support. to get to tech phone number, you must go to web first.Phone support not available on Sunday night. We need it for homework due tomorrow.

    software to register on the internet does not find internet, even though there is a cable link and all other web links work.

    Drivers will not install.tried twice on this win xp computer.

    might print nicely, I would not know.I would not give it any stars for tech support.installation software stinks.big $300 paperweight wasting my time.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Almost there, but not quite
    Strengths: This AIO manages to combine excellent performance both in text and photo mode at a very good cost per page. The scanner is good, producing some very fast and crisp results.

    Weaknesses: Very large. Software subpar. Output door won't open if the surface the printer is sitting on is not perfectly flat. Front buttons can be accidentally pressed when scanning books/bound material.

    Summary: I'm a former HP AIO user that was tired of the high cost per page of the HP products. So this time I decided to try the Canon AIO. The Canon Pixma MP780 is basically a photo printer at heart with a decent scanner thrown in. I think this hardware is without doubt some of the best being made right now. But this product has a huge downside, software. The drivers, scanning and printing software included with the MP780 are sub par at best.


    Here are the software problems I've encountered thus far:

    Scanning software: - No auto correction for angled scans. - The "simple" interface does not allow for any other options for DPI settings besides 150 and 300 DPI. You have to use the "advanced' interface for any other DPI settings. The "advanced" interface is not a good choice for novice users. (just ask my wife)- After scanning you still have to "accept" the scans in another dialog. Very annoying. (Why can't they just be put into the output folders as you go?)

    Printing Software: - The included "Easy Photo-Print" software cannot print multiple images from differing folders. All images have to be in ONE folder for it to work. - The "Easy Photo-Print" software cannot print TIFF images. Even though this is the default format from the scan software.

    Printer Driver: - Mostly ok, but the interface is very pixilated. Reminds me of an old 16bit windows application.

    All in all this could be the "killer application" if the software package was re-written. But as it is, it's just an exercise in frustration.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A great choice for an all-in-one...
    I had owned an Epson all-in-one. Worked great for about a year, then had massive printhead clogging issues. Buy an Epson -- you'll eventually regret it.
    Got a Pixma MP780. Very happy with it.
    The build is sufficiently robust. Controls are easy to reach and understand. Print quality of photos is outstanding. Regular text printing is very fast.
    As the other reviews here have mentioned, you can EASILY AND INEXPENSIVELY REPLACE the printhead. Someday, no matter which printer you're using, you'll have to do this. This Canon makes it very easy. (Epson makes it very expensive)
    I'm on a Mac running 10.3.8. All software worked as expected. Upgrading to Tiger 10.4 soon; we'll see if it breaks anything/everything. ... Read more


    4. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet Printer
    by Epson
    list price: $549.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007OVML0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 229
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Experience the power and speed of the Epson Stylus® Photo R800. Print brilliant archival quality glossy and matte photos! The world's first printer with 1.5- picoliter ink droplets and up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi, this revolutionary performer gives new meaning to quality and detail. And, it provides eight individual cartridges, including matte black ink and a unique gloss optimizer, for professional results every time - no matter what the paper type.Durable Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment inks deliver long-lasting portraits, landscapes and more on virtually any media, including ink jet printable CD/DVDs and 4" and 8.3" 13" roll paper. It also prints borderless photos in convenient, frame-ready sizes. And, with innovative PRINT Image Matching II technology, you'll get brilliant prints automatically from popular digital cameras.The Epson Stylus Photo R800 offers groundbreaking quality and performance, for perfect prints made to last. With Epson Software Film Factory Epson Print CD software, and premium ICC Profiles, all included in the box, this affordable ink jet offers a complete photographic solution for many creative projects. Whisper-quiet operation and fast built-in connectivity make it an ideal fit for any home or studio, while high-speed performance makes it the perfect printer for quickly creating show-stopping high-gloss prints. ... Read more

    Features

    • USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
    • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution
    • 4-by-6-inch photos as fast as 42 seconds, 11-by-14 as fast as 1 minute 51 seconds
    • Prints directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs
    • Supports poster prints up to 13 by 44 inches

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Professional photo printer for professional needs
    Quality
    With 2 built in black cartridges (8 total), one optimized for glossy paper and another for matte paper, this thing specializes in output quality.Another cartridge is a gloss finisher to protect the output - either way the ink dries instantly.There's a UK web site that reviews this printer hard core and likes it.Everything that comes through my Canon 20D and out this printer is magic - film doesn't even come close.

    Use
    For best results, make sure your camera, software, and printer are all set to the same color space, preferably AdobeRGB, and shoot in 16bit full color.With these settings, even 8 megapixel's is enough for full bleed Super B (13x19) posters.I started out printing everything in semi gloss because it looks/feels like "real" pictures but after trying matt paper, I'm never going back.Not only are the colors richer/deeper, there is zero glare in any lighting environment - and the ink still won't smudge.Coming from a film background, the hardest thing has been paper size standards.Most of the best paper is 8.5/11 and all the picture frames are old sizes: 8x10, 5x7, 4x6 - I hate trimming everything.

    Speed
    Using the firewire interface, I sometimes wait longer for the print job to que up on my 1.2 G4 than for the print to appear.Translation: fast.Even full page 600dpi+ originals come out fast enough for instant gratification.

    Appearance
    The light/dark grey finish and relatively compact case (with in/out puts closed) are equally at home in an office or bedroom.The fun part is printing to a printer larger than the computer its coming from.

    Software
    Controls are easy to use (OS X) and photo quality output is nearly automatic.Whatever you do, figure out how to turn off Expansion.This on by default unfeature increases the odds for a full bleed but at the expense of stretching the picture to an unpredictably larger size (spent hours figuring out why my borders were off).Prints equally well from Photoshop and iPhoto.Its frightening how smart the ink system is, not only can you see in the software how much ink is left, it tells you how many pages "like the last one printed" you can do with the remaining ink for the lowest cartridge.

    Alternatives
    When it comes to printing photographs, ink is everything and Epson has it.With the right paper, this pigment is rated to 200 years, has zero dry time, and is crazy color accurate.All you need to do is pick your size
    small = PhotoMate
    medium = R800
    large = R1800

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing to say the least!
    I bought my R1800 two weeks ago and it's fabulous! I've been doing quite a bit of photo retouching in PhotoShop and was anxious to see some of my work in large format. The resulting output totally exceeded my expectations! I was also surprised at the speed at which such fine output was generated. I was somewhat concerned about the cost of maintaining an 8-color system as the cost of replacement cartridges ranges between $12.99 and $14.99, but I've done quite a bit of printing and the color levels have barely budged (and I use the setting for the highest print quality). This is truly a great printer for digital photographers, scrapbookers, and PhotoShop enthusiasts like me. It's an incredible piece of equipment.

    1-0 out of 5 stars printer arrived dead
    I ordered the eagerly awaited R1800 on first day of availability from Amazon.When shipped, item arrived dead.Printer carriage did not move into position, soink cartridges could not be loaded. Defective printer was returned to Amazon (which promptly credited the return, including postage).

    On this single anecdotal incident, I do not fault either Epson or Amazon. Stuff happens.Perhaps damage in shipping.I merely provide this information for consumer information, in case other buyers have the same problem.

    My star rating is nominal, since unit received did not function at all

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beats any lab prints
    The Epson R1800 is built like a tank.Upon first inspection out of the box, you will be suprised at it's size.Set-up out of the box was a breeze.About 10 minutes of unwrapping everything and software installation and I was ready to print.

    The first prints came out amazing.I used to work in a one hour photo lab with a Noritsu QSS-3011, basically the Cadallic of mini-lab printers.The best of the best.I am college student majoring in photography so quality is #1 to me.I would always print my pictures at the lab and fine tune each print so I would get the best.With this printer, I get nearly the EXACT SAME QUALITY.Which is nothing short of amazing considering we are talking about a lab machine that is in the costs of tens of thousands of dollars.The prints that I have printed from the R1800 rival the quality of that from the Nortisu lab printer.

    The 8 inks provide a cost effective method instead of replacing one expensive color tank when just one color runs out.You can just replace whatever color you run out of.

    The R1800 prints bordless sizes up to 13" in width.It can print panoramics from 4" to 13" from rolls of paper. Imgaine having a 13" by 44" panoramic on your wall!With the R1800, it's just that easy.

    The R1800 can also print on CD's, which is a neat feature, but one that I probably won't use too much until I get ready to graduate and create portfolio CD's with my work on them.

    5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution is what makes these prints so amazingly crisp in quality.

    The speed of the printer is pretty impressive too.11x14's in under 3 minutes?4x6's in under 45 seconds?Yes please!

    I believe the best paper I've used with R1800 is Epson's Premium Luster paper.It's semi glossy with a sheer luster to it that makes the color and contrast hold of the paper look amazing.

    If you are even an amatuer photographer and care about the quality of your printers and are in the market for an at home studio printer, you cannot go wrong with the R1800.I would reccommend nothing else. ... Read more


    5. Canon PIXMA iP8500 Photo Printer
    by Canon Office Products
    list price: $349.99
    our price: $318.69
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    Asin: B0002F9Y2I
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 968
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    print resolution: 4800 x 2400 dpi black; 4800 x 2400 dpi color * ChromaPLUS 8-color ink system * direct photo printing with PictBridge-compliant cameras * dual paper path * two-sided printing * ... Read more

    Features

    • Directly supports PictBridge-compatible digital cameras and DV camcorders
    • PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty with toll-free phone support
    • Sharp 4,800 x 2,400 dpi maximum resolution
    • Up to 16 ppm black, 12 ppm color; built-in 2-sided printing
    • Borderless 4-by-6-inch photo in just 23 seconds

    Reviews (15)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Incredible printer
    As many other reviews both here on Amazon and elsewhere attest, this is an incredible printer.The photos are amazing and the printer is really fast.Unlike previous printers where you more or less went and did something else while waiting for a print-out, you can just hit print and see the photo shooting out of the printer.It is also amazingly quiet.You literally cant hear the printer at work...

    However, I do feel that the printer puts a little too much magenta in its output.A few (and only a small percentage) appeared to be redder than what was on screen or what is natural.I have read that this can corrected by not selecting vivid in the options while printing, but I have not tried it yet.This is perhaps the reason for the four stars (I would have given it a 4.5 if Amazon let me).

    Finally, I have tried both the Canon Photo Paper Pro (their best) and the Konica Glossy Photo Paper (professional weight) and the Konica paper is way better.The colors are so much better than the Canon's and I doubt I will ever use the Canon paper again.You should really try the Konica paper with this printer (and perhaps with other brands as well).Best of all, its cheaper and heavier than the Canon paper...

    3-0 out of 5 stars Way extra Magenta in pictures
    I don't own this printer - I have the i960, and don't like the extra magenta you see in pictures.Close friends bought the 8500 and have even more magenta and green in the pictures.I thought I was just extremely picky but they were overwhelmed by the extra red and green in the pictures.

    It's a shame Canon isn't paying more attention to accurate color representation vs. VIVID colors - vivid doesn't looks so great on flesh tones!

    Make sure if you buy this printer you really try it out during the return period.


    ****Update*****
    Since apparently I wasn't being very helpful - I thought I would hopefully add some helpful information, aside from what might appear to be a rant against Canon.I LOVE my Canon camera, BTW, and I loved my Canon S820 printer.

    So, let me add:

    1) Canon Photo Paper Pro will show MUCH more accurate color than the Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy.(This is one of my gripes - if I'm trying to fine-tune colors in a picture, I have to print tests on the expensive Photo Paper Pro because the colors are completely different from, say, high-res photo paper.

    2) When you're printing, in the Canon printer settings, set Color Adjustment to Manual.Then Click "Set..." and check the "Enable ICM" box.In this window, you can also fine-tune color balance settings although I've never had any luck here.

    3) Good points about Canon printers:they seem to use ink sparingly and the separate ink tanks are nice.They're fast.The resolution is great - even on my s820 prints you'd be hard-pressed to see dots or banding.The photo prints are glossy throughout just like "real" photos.No de-glossed black areas.I haven't noticed any fading in prints I've done, for over 3 years.


    So, my hopefully helpful summary is:use Photo Paper Pro and make sure you're happy with the color in your prints.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous for color
    I've been searching for a good photo printer for ages. I tried an Epson and was so fed up with clogged heads (and ink consumption!) that I took it back as a defective product. The Epson PictureMate didn't last a day. (*miserable* beast of a printer!)So. I did my research. I read reviews until I needed new glasses. I took my own memory card to test printers, and I found the new love of my life! The Canon Pixma ip8500 is a *jewel* of a printer. It's the same ink/ink set/printer head as the $500 ip9900, but for $150 less.

    PROS:
    1) Set up was fast and easy (but come on - this no cable nonsense is getting old. Spring for the blasted cable, Canon!)
    2) Right out of the box the colors were *better* than the digital processing done on Kodak paper by professional equipment.
    3) 8 separate ink tanks means no more wasted ink. Cyan and magenta will be the first to go.
    4) 100 pictures later - ink is still very full
    5) I'm finicky, and after I've done my Photoshop work, I want the picture to print exactly as I see it - with the exception of *minimal* cropping (after some tweaks) this printer *delivers*. Gorgeous color, properly rendered. ZERO ink jet detailing in skies.
    6) Prints up to 11x14, and has a tray for additional paper. Feeder holds plenty of heavyweight photo paper or card stock.
    7) quiet as the grave! I often turn to look at it to see if it's working, because you can't hear it!

    CONS:
    1) Does not read memory cards. Must read from camera, or be hooked to computer. (but it does use USB 2.0 so is very fast)
    2) Like most consumer level printers, this one doesn't do straight b&w photos well. Some images were "light b&w" and the printer interpreted this distinctly on the purple/blue side. The very darkest pictures fared better, but were still noticeably inferior to professional processing.

    I can't speak highly enough about this printer. It's performance is almost without flaw (and hey, even the b&w pictures aren't *bad* they just aren't the *best*) Buy this baby and you will NOT be doing the trek to your neighborhood developer!


    5-0 out of 5 stars What a GREAT Product
    I had some minor problems with my previous Canon S800 printer, mostly in handling thicker paper (business card stock) so decided to upgrade. I knew I wanted a Canon printer and my choice came down to the iP5000 or the iP8500. I spent a lot of time searching the internet for reviews and talking to Canon tech reps. I got a lot of information but it still left me in a quantry, still between the same two printers.

    I think the information I found will be helpful to everyone who's goal is to find the best photo printer. The iP5000 is being pushed by Canon (rightfully so) as new technology, which focuses mainly on the small droplet size of the ink heads (1 Picoliter). The smaller the droplet size the better is the resolution (definition). Although the iP8500 has a 2 Picoliter droplet size, it has 2 additional ink cartridges-red & Green, which just happen to be primary colors.As Canon noted, this gives you an almost infinite range of colors allowing for "true-to-life" color.

    My deciding factor was the droplet size of my current S800 -- it is 4 Picoliter.By buying the 8500, I decrease the droplet size, increasing my photo definition 200% and I added a broad range of colors to produce more accurate colors.

    But these are just numbers. What was I really going to see and would I appreciate the difference. The answer is a resounding YES!!!!!

    I had a picture of an Egret next to a pond. The 8500 changed the color of the water to the truer color as defined by my 19" flat screen monitor. The rocks along the edge of the pound on the S800 photo seemed blurred as if caused by the depth of field while the 8500 photo showed the rocks clear as crystal showing their rough edges.

    Another photo of a brilliant California early morning red sky(actually more orange), which I always thought was a brilliant picture paled in comparison to the bright, vivid colors from the 8500.

    A comment on the StevesDigicam website on this subject said: "...the iP8500 prints show a visibly wider color gamut than those printed with 6 or 5 color photo printers.Noticeably more vibrant are the reds and greens and the ability to reproduce varying shades of orange that prove difficult to impossible on the other inkjet printers".

    Bottom Line: If you're an avid photographer and want your prints to accurately represent the quality of your photo equipment (I have a digital Rebel), I highly recommend the Canon iP8500.

    I hope this information is helpful to your selection.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Jackie Brown Says: Great Printer; Support Needs Improvement
    J. Morrison I've encountered this driver (won't install) problem before with several other Canon printers. The issue has to do with Canon's idiotic insistence on making the driver (and Easy Photo Print) install via Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser only. If Mozilla's Firefox or Safari or any other non-Internet Explorer browser is set as your default browser, the printer will not install. Canon's website is equally IE-centric and horrible to navigate if you don't use Internet Explorer. Nowhere on their site or within the installation instructions does it tell yout that you must use IE to load the drivers and software. This is inexcusable in 2005. Make sure you let them know how irritated this situation makes you.

    Anyway, to solve the problem, temporarily set IE as your default browser and then install the drivers. This worked like a charm for me with the Canon s9000, i560, i960 and i9900. When you're all done, return to your regularly scheduled default browser. :) ... Read more


    6. Canon PIXMA iP3000 Photo Printer
    by Canon Office Products
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $75.49
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    Asin: B0002GU4DA
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 52
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    print resolution: 600 x 600 dpi black; 4800 x 1200 dpi color * direct photo printing with PictBridge-compliant cameras * two-sided printing * print speed: up to 22 pages per minute with black-and-white; up to 15 pages per minute in color; 36 seconds for a single 4" x 6" photo * print sizes: letter (8-1/2" x 11"), legal, 4" x 6", 5" x 7", envelope * ... Read more

    Features

    • Direct print port, PictBridge compatible
    • USB interface; PC and Mac compatible
    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color resolution
    • Up to 22 ppm black, 15 ppm color; 4-by-6-inch photo in about 36 seconds
    • Built-in 2-sided printing; 4 individual ink tanks

    Reviews (57)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning printer .... on the cheap
    Never thought much of Canon printers, but picked up this one to use with a Powershot. I hooked it up to the 'puter anyway and installed the drivers/software, and that was completely painless, which surprised me (my backup machine; Win 98SE, eek!).

    Then I connected the cam, pushed the "print" button and printed a picture straight from it- in about 30 seconds. It dropped into the paper tray, and right after that, my jaw dropped. Brilliant colors, sharp print, just like from the drugstore. Simply lovely. It also operates perfectly from the computer, handling whatever you throw at it without blinking. The colors are bright and the black is deep and crisp.

    Two ways to feed paper; individual ink tanks; sensible, unobtrusive design - and it's quiet enough for a spy.

    This printer will make you smile.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent printer, you wont regret buying it
    This printer is simply amazing. ok, it doesnt have a parrallel port connection, but does anyone really need 1? It uses usb just fine. It is very inexpensive and cant understand what more you could get by getting a higher priced printer. I had considered getting the ip4000 or ip5000 but I figured I dont do much photo printing so I went with this. After printing a photo when I set it up, I cant see how the other models could be much better. It looks like i just brought the photo home from the photo lab! Setup was easy on an XP machine. I havent tried duplex printing yet but im sure it works fine. Oh and as far as how loud it is...after the initial click which isnt very loud, it produces almost no noise at all while printing. Run your finger over a piece of paper from side to side a few times, thats about the noise that it makes. Other than the initial click, you could print while someone is sleeping in the room. It even has a quiet mode which I guess is supposed to make the click quieter but I see no need for it since its already pretty quiet. If youre considering a printer, just buy this one, you wont regret it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Super duper printer!
    This printer is absolutely amazing.If I didn't know the price I would have assumed it to be over $200 because of its fantastic output.Colors are absolutely impeccable and vivid. Keep in mind that you can use this photo printer as a regular printer too.Print speeds are a lot better then my last HP printer.The included Easy-PhotoPrint software is awesome too... it allows you to crop images, remove blemishes, correct red-eye, correct lighting, and soften images... basically its like a professional photography service. Also keep in mind that this printer isn't exactly tiny... it is a little bit above average in size but by no means too large. Its ink cartridges are inexpensive and last a long time.I purchased my iP3000 with a PowerShot SD400 (super awesome too!) so with the $70 rebate I will get this printer for only $10 from Amazon!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great purchase, price, printer!
    This printer was not only a great price, but it does a fantastic printing job. Very easy to set up and prints photos with ease and excellent quality. Don't miss your chance to pick this up at the very reasonable price.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for only some people
    This is a sweet printer in most ways.The paper handling is great, the image quality is great, it is fast, and the ink is a resonable price.

    The downside?If you are thinking about using Linux even a little, ignore Canon Printers.The support is nonexistant. (I recently switched, and everything works great EXCEPT this printer.My HP works fine) ... Read more


    7. HP LaserJet 1320 Monochrome Laser Printer
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $399.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002UM0PQ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 667
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Every business deserves the tools to produce professional-looking documents. If your small work team is still using an antiquated printer, here's a replacement that's sure to make an impact.

    Features:

    • Boost your office's productivity with print speeds of up to 22 pages per minute
    • Get the first page immediately: HP's "instantly on" technology brings it out in 8.5 seconds
    • Print professional-looking documents with the sharp 1200 dpi laser imaging and advanced toner formulation
    • Get reliable results with the powerful 133MHz processor and 16MB RAM (expandable up to 144MB)
    • Get connected with ease via USB 2.0 or parallel port
    • Tailor your media handling to your needs with the large-capacity 250-sheet input tray and single-sheet multipurpose input slot
    • Receive automatic alerts when a print cartridge is low with HP's Smart printing technology
    • Save paper (and money) by printing on both sides of each page with the automatic duplexer
    • Enjoy sound compatibility, printing professional documents with PCL 6, PCL 5e, or HP PostScript® level 2 emulation
    • Feed specialty paper through the adjustable single-sheet multipurpose input slot
    • Conserve desk space with the compact design (no protruding tray)
    • Replace cartridges fast through the single access door
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    Features

    • Parallel and USB 2.0 interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
    • 1,200 dpi laser quality
    • Up to 22 ppm, first page out in 8.5 seconds
    • Automatic 2-sided printing, 16 MB RAM, expandable to 144 MB
    • 10,000 pages per month duty cycle

    Reviews (9)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Snoopy dancing Mac OS X user with an HP 1320 printer...
    At first after reading the review how Mac OS X duplex printing wasn't supported, I was disappointed. Yet since HP is such a big name company, I thought I would go ahead and purchase the printer anyway in hopes they would come up with a new driver that would resolve any lack of duplex printing capabilities.

    Imagine my surprise when after installing the printer and software, then plugging in the a separately purchase USB A-to-B cable, it printed automatic duplexing without fail! What should be clarified is that manual duplex printing is not supported (as mentioned in HP's support site). This had nothing to do with updated software...the CD supplied with the printer contains software as old as when the printer was first packaged. (Fear not... the latest software can be found on HP's website when available.)

    All I can say is that the savings in paper (and trees) alone is worth its weight in gold! No longer are my filing cabinets of anything printed from my computer bulging with single-sided documents.

    The PostScript cabilities are great and much needed for any user that needs this type of output.

    The only issues are that there is no supplied cable. Come on HP, get with the program! And also the manual feeding. It would be nice if when paper is manually inserted into the printer, there was some sort of support to hold the it properly. Instead, the printer sucks the manually fed sheet in queue for printing and lets the sheet hang limply against the front of the printer.

    Now the HP 1210 has the right idea for manual feeding paper...it's paper stack cover acts as a tray to hold manually fed sheets for the upper input slot.

    But overall, I'm just ecstatic about the fact that duplexing is available. Woo hoo! (insert Snoopy dance here)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, fast printer. Duplex not an option on Mac OS X
    So far, this has been a great printer. And I was able to easily share the printer with all my Macs in the house using the USB Printer Sharing option. However, the only downside is the much hyped duplex (double-sided) printing is not an available option in Mac OS X. Major bummer. And HP support just posted this on their support site on May 2. I wish this information was promoted on Amazon's (or any other) site.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible service
    My wife and I wasted hours and hours trying to get HP service. HP has outsourced customer service to several developing countries, and each time we called, the representatives were unable to locate the record of our previous call.We were told time and again that we would be contacted by a "case manager" but that never happened. After weeks of trying, it became obvious that we need to discard the product (still under warrantee) and buy a new (non-HP) product ourselves.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Solid, reliable, fast workhorse printer AND $100 rebate!!!
    This printer is a champ. Thanks HP for the $100 rebate you sent me for buying this gem.I print pages and pages per day and this printer just keeps on going. I have not had any problems. It just spits out page after page and keeps asking for more. No wonder HP laser printers are #1. Great job HP!!!!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    Our five year old HP 2100 was relocated out from under us and replaced with this model. I miss the old one. I wanted to like this machine; it is quicker by a good amount. It seems less likely to jam when doing two-sided copies. There, I said something nice about it. Here comes the rest. The main paper tray does not accept envelopes. You're supposed to feed them one at a time into tray #1, a cantankerous option at best, as my success rate with that feed is about 50%. I'll second the earlier report about the occasional need to shut down and restart. The print on ours has begun coming out crooked despite properly set guides on the main tray. The back side of the pages smudge with toner resulting in unacceptable back-to-back printing. I'm looking for an alternative and suggest the same to anyone considering this model. ... Read more


    8. Logitech Mobile Freedom Bluetooth Headset
    by Logitech
    list price: $69.99
    our price: $41.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00069IQG0
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Logitech
    Sales Rank: 21
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • No additional phone dongle needed to enjoy 10 meters (30 feet) of range. It also works with your Bluetooth-compatible PC. And Bluetooth v1.2 gives you adaptive frequency hopping, quick connect time, and improved audio quality.
    • WindStop technology enables clear conversations in adverse conditions by reducing the disruptive effects of wind noise, including automobile air conditioners.
    • Rotating clip conveniently fits either ear, and lightweight soft foam ear pad stays comfortable even after long talk sessions.
    • Enjoy up to 7 hours of talk time or up to 250 hours of standby time between charges.
    • Call/answer button on the headset lets you conduct calls without having to pick up the phone. The Logitech Mobile Freedom Headset also supports several features built into many handsets, such as voice dialing, three-way calling, and m

    Reviews (43)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good
    This has to be one of the best deals on a BlueTooth Headset there is as of this writing.It paired easily, and lost its connection only once during an entire day (my phone?).In keeping with the well known practice of the 3 day conditioning LiIon batteries, I expected it to run out of juice before getting past the "all day" mark.I kept it on for 14 hours, and it never even blinked.WindStop(tm) is truly amazing, and I drove down the interstate, windows open, and even some passing tractor trailers were undetectable by callers (!).Plus, it sits OUTSIDE one's ear instead of an ear "bud" style, which prevents fit issues, and causes less harm on the ole' eardrum.It's quite uncomfortable with (sun)glasses), and it's possible that that my ear was a bit small for the loop.Otherwise, it worked like a dream.

    5-0 out of 5 stars works EXACTLY as advertised
    Unwrapped this headset and it works exactly as advertised.Range is approximately 30 ft but interference and crackling starts around 10 ft.Pairing (Nokia 3360) was easy and the unit has excellent battery life.The 'windstopper technology' really does work, no wind noise even when it's blowing about 15 mph.Conversations are actually clearer when driving my truck than when just using the phone.
    This may sound like an advertisement but I've been amazed that all the claims made are actually true.
    A few other things.Pressing the multifunction button once activates voice dialing, aesthetics are not quite as nice as other units but the unit is comfortable and easy to use.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Logitech Mobile Freedom Headset
    Using it with a Treo 650.Seems to be solid and well built, no fidgety little bits to break off.Sound quality is good, starts to crackle if I'm more than 10 feet away from the phone - although from reading forums it seems to be due to the Treo's weak bluetooth implementation rather than the headset itself.

    At 23 grams it's a bit heavier than I would have liked.The fit is fairly snug, but could still be improved.Drive on a bumpy road and it's gonna flop around uncomfortably.

    If I were to buy again, I would look for a headset with the same sound and build quality, but with better fit and less weight (maybe around 15 grams).In this price range ($40) there aren't many options, maybe I'd try the Cardo Scala 500 and see how that compares.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great sound quality and battery life!
    So given that I now have a new bluetooth phone I figured it was high time to get myself a good bluetooth headset. I read a number of reviews and compared different models. There were a few that appealed due to their geek factor (the Jabra BT800 Bluetooth Headset in particular because of it's screen and ability to dial phonebook entries) but given that they all got panned for poor audio quality or extreme weight I decided to look for something a little more practical. After reading extensive reviews of about 15 different headsets I settled on the Logitech Mobile Freedom Bluetooth Headset given that all the reviews were consistent in their praise of it's audio quality and comfort factors. Now that I have it I figured I would add my own review into the merry fray.

    When I got the unit it was entombed in the standard plastic casing that requires near military levels of might and force to open. Luckily I have an implement designed for the job and made quick work of opening the package to reveal the headset, instructions, and an A/C charger. As per the instructions the first thing I did was plug the charger into it and let it sit for four hours. The charger itself is well designed and fairly small. The plugs are rotated 90 degrees from a normal plug and the brick is narrow enough to plug it into a power-strip without blocking any other outlets. The adapter has a decently long cord with a small plug that fits neatly into the backside of the headset.

    While it was charging I took a moment to read the manual and look at the actual headset. It was a little larger than some of the others I've seen, but just as light. It has a very simple interface - a toggle switch for adjusting the volume, and an "action" button for turning the headset on and off as well as taking and rejecting calls. The action button is actually an LED which can turn red or blue to indicate various statuses. Although the simple user interface prevents some really advanced features it does make using the unit simple. You really only need to hit one button to do anything (aside from muting - you press and hold the volume button for a second to do that) and it's pretty intuitive in figuring out what you want to do.

    Once the unit was charged I paired it with my phone. This process was surprisingly simple - I held the action button for 10 seconds until the light started flashing red and blue. This put the headset in discoverable mode and I just had to tell my cell phone to add a new device. After typing in the pre-selected password they were instantly paired. Now whenever I turn the headset on (pressing the action button for four seconds) they instantly pair and the headset automatically goes into headset mode.

    I also paired it with my Powerbook. Unfortunately that broke the pairing with my phone so I won't be using it very often with the powerbook. For users who are looking for a good VOIP headset this might be an ideal solution. OSX fully supports the headset profile and when it was connected routed all sounds through the headset. I did a quick recording test and it did indeed pull audio in from the microphone as expected. After that experiment I re-paired the headset with my phone and started some audio tests to determine the sound quality.

    The main selling point of the Logitech Mobile Freedom Headset in my mind is its amazing audio quality. I called several people in a number of different situations. First in a quiet room with no air movement. I then turned on some music quietly in the background. Finally I went for a drive and tried the headset with the air conditioning off, on, and then finally with the drivers window open. For all but the final test wit the window open the headset sounded fantastic for both ends of the call. Some of the people I was talking to said it sounded clearer than when I was using the handset held up to my face. With the window rolled down (and the headset on the window side of my face) there was a little wind noise, however it was still possible to hear me - something that no other headset on the market could muster to my knowledge. With its 7 hours of talk time I could see using this for a majority of my phone calls!

    Overall impressions:
    I'm impressed and would give the Logitech Mobile Freedom Bluetooth Headset a 9/10 rating. It's quite usable, has incredible sound quality, and is comfortable enough that I can wear it for hours and nearly forget that it's there. The only two things I can mark them down on would be that the unit is slightly larger than some of the competition and that you can only pair the headset with one device at a time. I would find being able to pair it with two or more devices incredibly useful given that I have both a bluetooth laptop and cell phone. Well worth the $50 on Amazon.com!

    4-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT for the price!!!
    Ordered it Tuesday... received it Thursday. For the price this headset is really hard to beat. And with the extra $30 off for getting an Amazon credit card, wow... a functional Bluetooth headset for only $12 *shipped*??? (And it's $2 cheaper today than it was last week!)

    The sound quality is actually very good, although since it's not one of those in-ear headsets you might have trouble hearing anything in a loud environment. And for people with large ears it's not the easiest to put on, but it's VERY light. Range is excellent, too.

    Buy this headset! You won't be disappointed. ... Read more


    9. Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Printer
    by Epson
    list price: $199.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002KHZGK
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 691
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    PictureMate Personal Photo Lab Color Inkjet Printer ... Read more

    Features

    • 6-color pigment inks; resists fading for up to 200 years in archival sleeves
    • USB, memory card slots, optional Bluetooth; PC and Mac
    • 1-touch 4-by-6-inch lab-quality photo printing
    • Remarkably low operating cost, about 29 cents per print
    • 5,760 x 1440 dpi maximum resolution, 2.5-picoliter drops

    Reviews (55)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for what it is supposed to do
    First let me say, I have a real 13" printer by Epson and do all of the color matching and correction when using it.

    Problem is that the workflow on the larger printer really doesn't meet the workflow needs of the wife.

    My wife has been using the picturemate for a year now and we have gone through probably 600 prints.It has been well worth it.The photos are exceptional.

    My ONLY complaint is the cropping it automatically does to fill the entire 4x6 when doing borderless.There really is no fit option on this printer to get it to print the entire original image for images that don't match the aspect ration of 4x6.But, it only bothers me and doesn't bother my wife.

    Looking at the user manual for the new version of the picturemate with the picture viewer, it looks like they have solved this problem on the new version.Because of this I would recommend getting the version with the picture viewer display.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good prints for 48 hours then Black fades
    Ok I bought this for the supposedly long life of the ink. Then my dream were shattered by all the disclaimers. I have to live in a glass bubble to get those results.
    Then I noticed that the black when first printed looks absulotely great compared to my Canon 5000 but after 48 hours the black faded? I'm using Epson ink? Whats up Epson you optimize your ink for store sales?
    Now I know why there are so many lawsuits to you over yoru claims.
    Very Disatisfied!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Little Dynamo
    I now have no excuse not to take pictures.The Epson Picture Mate is easy to use and the finished product is as good as or better than any photo lab.The one complaint that I hear and read about is the lack of a monitor.Since I review most of my pictures in the camera's monitor (Nikon coolpix 995) or enhance them with my computer, I hardly miss the monitor at all. If it prints too slowly for anyone, I suggest that you press the print button and go about your business.When you return, you wil have some of the finest quality (use the epson paper) longest lasting prints that you can obtain anywhere.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Prints, Beautiful price
    I love this handy little printer! I bought it a couple of weeks ago after shopping in quite a few stores looking at various photo printing machines, this one had the right price, and the right quality of print.

    The prints come out beautifully, very crisp. It has taken me a little time to learn my way around the software that came with the machine but it seems to be doing the job. The main reason I didn't give it 5 stars is it seems to print a slight bit crooked if the paper isn't in there perfectly every time. Yet it isn't enough to ruin a print either.... and the software does take a little time to learn and I wish there would of been a booklet with some quick info in it on how to use the software to its max. I adore quick cheat sheets.

    5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT PHOTOS--NO CROPPING PROBLEMS
    I just purchased this PictureMate printer for my wife's birthday and what an excellent gift it is!!Photos come out lab quality perfect..brilliant colors!Everything you could want in a personal printer. As for the problem many people have had with the printer cropping the picture when printing from a computer....if you have a scanner hooked up to your computer...bring your pictures up on the scanner program, select printpreview, then normal tile, then fit your picture to the entire tile square and print.....NO CROPPING....I get a beautiful complete UNCROPPED photo every time. If starting with a larger shot, simply resize the photo first OR center the oversized photo on the tile and whatever is inside the tile lines will print on the entire 4x6 photo. ... Read more


    10. Canon PIXMA iP4000 Photo Printer
    by Canon Office Products
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $117.74
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002GU16A
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 149
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    print resolution: 600 x 600 dpi black; 4800 x 1200 dpi color * direct photo printing with PictBridge-compliant cameras * two-sided printing * ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system * print sizes: letter (8-1/2" x 11"), legal, 4" x 6", 5" x 7", envelope * ... Read more

    Features

    • USB and parallel interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color resolution, 600 x 600 dpi black
    • Up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color; 4-by-6-inch photo in about 36 seconds
    • ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system; built-in two-sided printing
    • Direct print port, PictBridge compatible

    Reviews (74)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Did not work straight out of the box!!
    Received this printer 6/6/2006.Brand new, straight out of the box it would not print due to a defective printer head.Called Canon immediately - they assured us they would send a new print head ASAP.Still nothing as of 6/14/2005 - turns out they have no printer heads available - but of course they will not take the product back.$$$ down the drain.Would be very, verycautious about Canon purchases in future!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Affordable photo/all purpose printer
    Pros:
    - affordable especially with all the rebate savings.
    - prints high quality photo.
    - prints photo fast.default setting prints 4x6 in 45 sec.
    - individual ink tanks lower ongoing cost
    - easy photo print software is very easy to use
    - paper can be autofed from tray

    Cons:
    - big and heavy

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is the one to get.
    After my Epson Stylus Photo 820 robbed me of vast quantites of money, paper, and faith in humanity, I weep with joy every time I print something with the Canon iP4000. Firstly, it's so cheap that you can hardly go wrong, but it's so good that you'll never go wrong. The photo quality is wonderful, the ink cannisters are bottomless, and the duplex printing (it can print on both sides without you having to do anything) is a fantastic paper-saving feature. I'm very happy with it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Don't Use With External Print Server !!!!!
    This is probably a great printer - fast, brilliant output, quiet, great price, top notch review in PC Mag and C/Net and all sorts of other places.I will never get the opportunity to experience this brilliance however because this printer flat out don't work with with an external print server.

    Since I have 3 PCs that my family and I need to print from, since the printer is in the basement and none of the computers are there, I use an HP JetDirect external print server, meaning I don't have to dedicate an extra machine to run everyone's printing through.HP practically invented the print server, and I've never had a problem with any other printer - usually Epson.

    Canon tech support confirmed the printer is unsupported through a print server.They suggest the iP4000R with a wireless one built-in which I may buy and sell my HP print server on eBay or something.But the beauty of an external one is that I shouldn't have to spend extra to buy future printers with this capability.I did find some postings on newsgroups hinting that some people have been able to get this printer to work through a print server, but usually some capability was lost, some other printer's device driver had to be used, etc.and I don't think many people are willing to give up features.

    In the end as more features are stuffed into these printers, my guess is that this specialization will obsolete a lot of the printer servers out there.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great printer (okay, except maybe for shipping labels)
    This is my fourth Canon printer, and generally I've been happy with all of them.Happier, on average, than I was with the three HPs.

    I bought this one because, what with the cost of photo paper (and inks, though Canons tend to be a bit lower in this department), I was reluctant to print out my growing libarary of digital photos at less than optimum quality.I had a 2 1/2 year old Canon S520, which did well but was still noticeably below a good commercial 35 mm print.

    Well, my wife needed a printer for her office at church, so she inherited the S520 and I sprung for the PIXMA.Good move.The photo quality is much better, now at least comparable to a 1-hour 35mm job.And, it's fast!A text page just blazes through.Not as razor sharp as my best HP, but you'd be hard pressed to notice without your nose down on it.

    The up side of the Canon system is the permanent print head.You don't throw it away, which makes ink tanks cheaper.However, be aware it's not really the half price you might be hoping for.My best guess is that I'm going 70% the distance of an HP cartridge of same rated quanitity. But at closer to half the price, I'm still ahead of the game, so no complaints here.Also, you don't throw a whole color cartridge away when one color runs out.Makes sense.

    Now, the down side is that, I assume, running ink through the same print head for years means you need an ink of greater fluidity so it is less likely to clog.And that is probably what makes it smeary for a bit longer as it dries. But with most office paper, you're fine in a few seconds, and with photos inside a minute or two. Thumbs off until then!

    Bottom line: if you're printing lots of smooth-coated shipping labels, like our one-star reviewer, you should look elsewhere.The Canon method is not for you.But me, I'm still a happy Canon camper. ... Read more


    11. Canon PIXMA iP6000D Photo Printer
    by Canon
    list price: $179.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002U419Y
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Sales Rank: 576
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    print resolution: 4800 x 1200 dpi color and black * built-in memory card reader for direct printing (accepts CompactFlash®, Microdrive®, SmartMedia®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO, Secure Digital , MultiMediaCard; accepts xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Duo PRO and mini SD Cardwhen used with optional adapter) * 2-1/2" color LCD for viewing and editing images * direct photo printing with PictBridge-compliant cameras * print sizes: letter (8-1/2" x 11"), legal, credit card (approx. 3-3/8" x 2-1/8"), 4" x 6", 5" x 7", envelopes * ... Read more

    Features

    • Automatic 2-sided printing; 6 individual ink tanks
    • USB interface, Direct Print Port, IrDA port; PC/Mac compatible
    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color, droplets as small as 2 picoliters
    • Built-in 2.5-inch LCD to view, edit, and print, even from digital cameras
    • Direct printing from memory cards and PictBridge-compatible cameras

    Reviews (21)

    5-0 out of 5 stars get this printer!
    My PIXMA ip6000d arrived yesterday, and I have only printed three photos so far--two from a digital camera and one from a scanned print.But I am ecstatic and amazed at the quality I see.These photos are better prints than I have received from photo labs recently!The clarity of one image of my pet cockatiel on my shoulder is so detailed, that the texture of my t-shirt fabric is visible!Absolutely astounding!

    Two of the photos I've printed were both taken with a Canon digital camera, but the third was from a B&W print scanned to my computer, and I can't tell the difference from the scanned print-out to the original photograph.In this case, I feel that regardless of your brand of digital camera, quality will still be outstanding.

    My plans are to use this printer specifically for photo printing, so right now, I can't speak for document quality, but if you're looking for a photo-only printer, go no further.I can't recommend this printer highly enough.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Forget Epsons!!
    I've had many models of the Epsons in the past. Luckily, I purchased the additional warranty from the store I purchased them from. Within a few months, I was always bringing my Epson back to the store for malfunctions such as ink splattering, cranking noises, ink clogs, and the paper feed was just rediculous! Everytime, the store told me that I was able to just get a new printer from the shelf in exchange, and I always picked an Epson because of all the hype about how wonderful they are with photo printing, and how they're "supposedly" the best photo printers on the market. So with the last one, I decided to go with something other than Epson and came across this Canon. I couldn't be happier!!! Pictures turn out fantastic, its fast, color quality is faboulous, not noisey, and the ink doesn't clog or splatter. I love it so much that I purchased one for my mother so she can start printing.Overall, a fantastic printer!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great printer!
    I purchased this printer to use with my Kodak Easy Share camera back in November.I was surprised at the quality of the photos.I would recommend using Canon photo paper as the pictures looked the best on that.HP paper works well too.I also agree with the reviewer who said not to use Kodak photo paper with this printer.The pictures are very dull.I have printed more than 100 4 x 6 prints on this.Mostly, I print by inserting the memory card, but I've printed photos from the computer and directly from the camera.I couldn't see any difference in the quality. I printed an 8 x 10 print right from the memory card and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of that as well.I also like the fact that it has 6 ink tanks.I've just had to replace the two original photo inks, the regular inks are still going strong.Replacing one or two at a time is much easier on the pocket book!It is also nice to be able to print photos without having to power up the computer.Over all I'm very pleased with this printer and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys photography as a hobby.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wow
    I just got this printer, and so far I am very impressed.I have only printed from my camera's memory card (inserted into the printer) so far, and I am so impressed with the quality of the photos. They are beautiful and look just as good as lab prints. It is incredibly easy to edit or print different photo sizes -- all using only the printer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Piece of Kit
    I've owned this wonderful piece of kit for a few months now, and it still impresses me every time I use it.

    It's always refreshing when something does the job first time, every time, without any fuss, bother or headache. It installed just fine; all instructions were clear, concise and easy to follow - even my mother could do it.

    Operationally, it's nigh-on silent, which is a relief (the last printer I owned, even though inkjet, sounded more like a daisy wheel), and having the six cartridges saves a lot of waste. It does seem to get through them at a rate of knots though, which is the only fault I have with it - its draft mode just isn't draft enough (I tend to print a lot of posters, and need to get them just-so).

    The quality of the prints is impressive, and for those that are concerned about printed photos versus real ones, don't be: printed photos don't bleed when wet, and the quality difference is almost impossible to distinguish (obviously, this is somewhat reliant on the quality of your camera). One tip though, don't use Kodak paper with this printer, the quality is terrible in comparison with other, cheaper, varieties.

    The memory card reader is great too, and not only can you print directly from it (borderless too), but it appears as a drive in My Computer as well (which is handy for me, meaning I don't have to dig out the wires for the camera to be able to get at the photos).

    Finally, the ability to print directly onto a CD sounds like a fad, but it's not. Being able to send professional-looking CDs/DVDs to friends, without having the effect ruined by handwritten labels is great. (I'm not aware of any limitation for priting in the US, this model was bought in the UK)

    Overall, I can't recommend this enough. For what it does, it should be twice the price. ... Read more


    12. Brother MFC-8840DN Network Multifunction Laser Printer
    by Brother Printer
    list price: $949.99
    our price: $552.89
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001ZRKRU
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Brother Printer
    Sales Rank: 3164
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The MFC-8840DN is a network-ready, 5-in-1 flatbed laser multi-function center combining performance, connectivity, and reliability. The MFC-8840DN is a full-feature fax, and an up to 21ppm laser printer, which prints at up to 2400 x 600 dpi (HQ1200).

    Duplex printing for two-sided document printing, fax receiving and copy output as well as an up to 50-sheet multi-purpose tray are standard. Both an up to 21cpm, legal-size convenience copier and a 9600 dpi (interpolated) resolution color flatbed scanner are also standard. Also included is PC Fax capability, which allows you to send and receive1 faxes directly from your computer.

    A second paper tray option makes this a superior addition to your business workgroup. USB, Ethernet and parallel ports are standard so the MFC-8840DN can work in virtually any environment.

    ... Read more

    Features

    • Parallel, USB, and Ethernet interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
    • Multifunction office machine, prints, copies, scans, and faxes
    • Up to 21 ppm printing and copying; up to 2,400 x 600 dpi print resolution
    • 33.6 Kbps fax modem, 300 speed dial locations, up to 600-page memory
    • Includes 50-sheet ADF; 32 MB memory, expandable to 160 MB

    Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's a great network printer
    I am quite impressed with the MFC-8840DN.
    It's loaded with useful features, and they all work.
    The product is solidly designed, and there was obviously a lot of thought put into the mechanical design and control panel. The printed user manual is very good too.
    The multipurpose tray is quite handy for keeping a few mailing envelopes or CD labels ready for printing at a moment's notice.
    The duplexer has no problem doing two-sided printing, and there are options for straight through paper feeding and output.
    The document feeder works well, and the software also handles using the flatbed scanner conveniently.If you don't use the document feeder, it prompts you for each page to be scanned on the flatbed.

    I'm not using the fax at the moment, but that too has a multitude of useful features.If you do a lot of faxing, or have special fax applications this is worth looking at.You can do everything from fax relaying, broadcasting, and storing, to emailing faxes automatically to wherever you happen to be.

    The network and software setup is in a separate manual, and may be a little intimidating, but everything works as advertised once you get it set up.If you want to use the scan buttons on the control panel, you will need to open some ports in the Windows Firewall.You can only register one computer to use the control panel scan buttons.The PC software scanning does work from multiple computers.You can buy a license if you need to have multiple computers appear in the control panel's scan button menu.

    I ran into one annoying problem, but it isn't a big one.
    There's a web browser interface that you can use to change the configuration.It sometimes freezes, and at that point I had to power cycle it to be able to use the web browser to configure it again.I don't expect to be changing the configuration a lot, and the problem happens infrequently.

    This product supports an amazing number of network protocols, which makes it very useful for networks with a mixture of Apple, Windows, Unix, and other computers.About the only protocol it doesn't support is NETBIOS over IPX/SPX.That's a pretty unusual combination, but I did happen to be using it.I changed my configuration to NETBIOS over TCP/IP, and that is supported.NETWARE is supported with IPX/SPX protocol.

    You can connect this to a 15 amp circuit, but don't be surprised if it dims the lights when you turn the power on.It's probably better to connect this to a 20 amp or 30 amp circuit.I had to relocate the printer because it was causing my UPS to detect a line voltage drop.That's really a problem with the UPS being too sensitive, but it's something to keep in mind if you have everything connected to the same circuit.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant
    I would give this device 6 stars if I could!! The Brother 8840-DN scans documents to PDFs at a rate comparable to the much more expensive Xerox Documate at nearly half the price. Plus you get a lightning fast copying machine, a fast fax, a network printer and a flatbed scanner. What an amazing product!!! I did a good deal of research prior to purchasing this machine, and almost cancelled the order based on some last minute that I read. (Luckily I changed my mind.) PC world said it scanned documents rediculously slowly, taking 33 seconds toat 100 dpi. This turned out to be absolutely NOT true!!! I managed to get through a stack of fifty documents at 300dpi in less than 120 seconds, and that includes creating the pdfs. (I am running an AMD64 3000+ with 1 GB of ram). The print quality is about average for a laser printer- it is nothing compared to the ultra-crisp text of the Minolta Color laser Engine (I also own a Minolta Magicolor 2350EN Color laser) but for less than half the price, I have no complaints. The network connectability is an added bonus. I can scan and even fax from my computer (without printing a hardcopy first) -all remotely. If you purchase this item, make sure to upgrade to the max 160 Mb of RAM (128 Mb DIMM available from crucial for 50 bucks) as this speeds things up even more.

    I would recommend the Brother 8840DN to anyone looking for a well built and designed MFC device, and would take all the unjustified negative comments with a grain of salt.

    Enjoy --

    1-0 out of 5 stars Prints fine, but unable to clear jam
    Print quality and speed is great, doublesided and networking capabilities worked fine on Windows and Linux computers, however once this printer jammed (after 75 pages), it was impossible to clear. The little thumbwheel you are supposed to turn to roll the jam out is impossibly stiff and despite spinning it enough in both directions to raise a blister, did nothing to free the jam. The space between the rollers is inaccessible and without special knowledge of the printer, the rollers are impossible to separate in order to clear a jam.

    I returned the printer - even if a service desk had been able to clear it, I do not want to be able to print at the convenience of a service desk.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a great Laser MFP!
    My wife and I are both Realtors, working primarily from our home office.We already have a nice color laser printer (Konica Minolta 2300W) but needed something to replace our aged HP printer/fax.

    After a ton of research, I settled on the Brother MFC-8840DN. Connection to our home network was a snap. The scanner function works great, and I can send the scans directly from the unit to any of the computers on the network.Scan quality has been great, and the legal sized flatbed is a necessity when working with real estate documents.The printer has worked flawlessly, as has the fax (and tons of memory locations).

    The low price of consumables (a 6,700 page toner cartridge costs about 60 bucks) was another factor in buying.Beware though, the unit ships with a toner cartridge with far lower capacity.

    If you don't need color from your MFC, check this one out. We considered inkjet models, but the lower print quality and much higher ink costs made a b/w laser a better choice.This is a great printer, at an even better price!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Meets all my expectations (mostly)
    This printer (we got the DN model) does everything as advertised. The only thing I don't like about it is the scan and email function. The network settings lack SMTP authentication so I must send and receive the emails from the unit to a LAN pc using proxy software.

    Otherwise we're completely satisfied with the printer, software, etc. ... Read more


    13. HP LaserJet 1012 Printer
    by Hewlett Packard
    list price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000C1XHY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 1633
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Compact design, affordability, and strong performance make the HP LaserJet 1012 laser printer a logical choice for home or small business users with moderate print demands. Powered by a 133 MHz processor and 8 MB of internal memory, the HP 1012 delivers crisp 600 dpi black printing at up to 15 pages per minute.

    PC and Mac compatible, the HP 1012 offers USB connectivity and comes with a handy CR-ROM with software and simple steps for hassle-free setup. This model offers versatile paper handling from its 150-sheet standard input tray and also includes a priority input tray for specialty jobs. The HP 1012 comes with everything you need to get started except the printer cable itself; it is backed by a one-year warranty.

    What's in the Box
    HP LaserJet 1012 printer, HP print cartridge, Getting Started guide, software and electronic User Guide on CD-ROM, power cord, printer media input tray, printer priority input tray, tray cover; USB cable not included ... Read more

    Features

    • 150-sheet input tray, 10-sheet priority input tray
    • USB interface, PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty
    • Crisp, 1,200 dpi effective resolution
    • Up to 15 ppm; instant-on fuser, first pages out in 10 seconds
    • Compact design, perfect for small workspaces

    Reviews (93)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for Grandma, uninstall the nagware
    I bought an HP LaserJet 1012 for my 75 yo mother. She's been frustrated with cheap inkjet printers that never work for her (she prints so infrequently the cartridges clog or expire); I wanted something I could setup and forget about. The LJ1012 costs $175 to $200 or so, is utterly quiet and pretty compact, has a flat paper tray, is quite simple, and ought to do the trick for the next 5-10 years. So far, I'm pleased.

    But it does include spyware - or at least "nagware". The standard installer adds a "reminder" utility on the sly. It pops up every two weeks and recommends buying printer supplies. True, it comes with an uninstaller and one can turn off the reminders without uninstalling, but it is fundamentally marketing software installed without my awareness that provides me no benefit. By some definitions, that's spyware.

    It is hard for vendors to resist the temptations offered by an authenticated installer. I gave the printer 4 stars instead of five for that little trick. After you install your HP 1012, uninstall the nagware.

    Other than the nagware, there's not much to complain about. This ought to be an 'install and forget' light duty printer. It is very quiet and includes a bypass tray (not tested). USB only of course, no parallel. I'm testing it on an XP machine, it has OS X support (for when I switch my mother's Win98 box for a Mac mini and a Dell LCD panel). The installer utility appears to support client network access to a shared printer (not tested).

    There's almost no documentation with it. The documentation is on the CD. This may puzzle some people, it's not immediately obvious how to install the cartridge.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Perfect - Great Value - No Brainer!
    I bought this printer, set it up for home use, and then immediately bought 3 more for light office use!

    The footprint is extremely compact; it is quite light, and is not big and ugly sitting on your desk. The printing speed through USB 2.0 is extremely fast - I have not experienced any jamming or paper loading issues. Unpacking and set-up is effortless.

    I have had an HP 2200 for heavier office use for about 3 years. For the price I paid for that, you can buy 5 of these - and the print speed is only 4 pages PM slower.

    This printer is perfect for general home use, and moderate small business office use. Great for college students. Unless you regularly print documents longer than 25 pages, this is an absolutely excellent buy. If you do print longer documents you should be aware that the printer will slow down production after between 30-50 pages, due to the lack of a cooling fan.

    Otherwise, you will not regret purchasing this. Oh.. one last note... make sure you have a spare USB cable!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fast, decent quality
    I use this printer with an eMac running OS X 10.3 and primarily use it to print simple documents such as word processing files, web pages and e-mails.For that purpose it is great:very fast and high-quality output.However, if you work in graphic design you will find its lack of PostScript support disappointing.PDFs and print outs from InDesign are beautiful and very sharp; they just take a long time to render since the printer is "dumb" and the print driver has to draw everything.

    But, unlike other low-cost laser printers, I have never had a problem with paper misfeeds or the printer loading multiple pages at a time.Like other reviewers have mentioned, this printer is not suitable for sharing and printing high volumes at a business.But it is great for home use.I've had it in my office for nearly a year and am still using the original toner cartridge.Try that with an ink jet!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Stop looking, buy this printer NOW!
    This printer is half the size of my last one, it's very quiet, very fast, and prints are excellent. No bells and whistles, just quality prints, just like I wanted! Does NOT include USB cable, so you have to buy one! Had to install the driver software twice before I got my PC to detect and install it properly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great little machine
    This is a great printer if you 1) don't print large volumes of and 2) you are limited on space.As an added bonus, original HP toner for this printer is pretty reasonable $62-65.

    I am a small business owner and I probably print 10-20 pages per day.This unit is fast and the quality is excellent. It was easy to set up - got to love easy to install drivers and plug and play USB!

    If you are looking to print a lot, I would look at a higher volume machine.One pet peeve is that HP, like many other companies, refuse to include a USB cable. ... Read more


    14. Canon PIXMA iP5000 Photo Printer
    by Canon Office Products
    list price: $199.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002F9Y0A
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 447
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    print resolution: 600 x 600 dpi black; 9600 x 2400 dpi color * direct photo printing with PictBridge-compliant cameras * two-sided printing * ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system * print sizes: letter (8-1/2" x 11"), legal, credit card (approx. 3-3/8" x 2-1/8"), 4" x 6", 5" x 7", envelope * ... Read more

    Features

    • USB interface, Direct Print Port; PC and Mac compatible
    • Up to 600 x 600 dpi black resolution, 9,600 x 2400 dpi color
    • Up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color speed; borderless 4-by-6-inch photos in just 36 seconds
    • Directly supports PictBridge-compatible digital cameras and DV camcorders
    • ContrastPLUS ink system for realistic tones and economical replacement

    Reviews (25)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Driver doesn't work for Mac!
    I am using an iMac G5 with OS 10.3.9.Due to a scripting error in the printer's driver, the printer is a gorgeous paperweight!Canon and Apple haven't figured out why the driver won't work, since it works for some other Mac users.I hope you Wintel users out there enjoy this printer, but Mac users BEWARE!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Niceo
    There are many things I can say about this printer, but I'm not going to bother.Just buy it.:)

    There's no reason not to.It prints documents good enough and fast enough, and it prints photos to the same amount of quality as the originals.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good printer just don't use on Windows 64-bit
    What I liked.
    Print quality
    Speed
    Duplexing, wastes less paper looks nicer.
    Separate ink tanks - $10-12 a tank, replace only the colors you ran out of.

    What I didn't like
    No drivers for Windows XP 64, there will be no drivers either. The line I got from Canon USA was buy a new printer. Don't bother buying if you are going to use it on a 64-bit Intel or AMD system, it flat out refuse to work.

    2-0 out of 5 stars 2nd best Pixma printer
    This one was ranked 7th overall in a recent Consumer Reports issue(may '05 pg.28) and scored only "fair" in graphics quality. It's lower priced cousin, the Pixma iP4000, was ranked #2, overall score in the excellent range and designated as a "CR best buy". The 5000 actually tested slower than the 4000 in both text speed(ppm) and 4x6 time. Admittedly, the superior 9600x2400 res. is impressive as is the 1pl droplet size. The 5 color ink tanks are a bit misleading as 2 of them are black. Canon printers are the best so don't waste money on HP,Epson, & Lexmark.

    To the reviewer below that stated that everybody uses 20 lb. paper, I use a "bright white" 24 lb. inkjet paper for everyday use (20 is too thin- better for fax & copy machines). Also, the reviewer incorrectly states the 5000 does not use the two black inks, in fact it uses the same ink tanks with 2 blacks(BCI-3eBK/6BK), just like the 4000.

    3-0 out of 5 stars iP4000 may be a little better than iP5000
    I'm repeating a post I made under the iP4000, the printer I bought, because these 2 printers are very similar. there may be something here that could impact your decision about the iP5000 (or be useful in your use of it) too.
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    I knew I was going with a Canon printer because of their reputation for having reasonably priced ink compared to all the other manufacturers (hp being the most expensive to use). I intended to buy one from their PIXMA series (said to be the fastest printers on the market; all offer Duplex/two-sided printing which I wanted). I really struggled between their high-end iP8500 and mid-range iP5000 & iP4000. I ultimately eliminated the 8500 and 5000 because neither had dual black ink cartridges (4000 has a 13 ml. for photos, and a bigger 27 ml. one for text). In the 8500 I didn't want to have to be replacing 8 individual ink cartridges (some say those extra tanks don't really make much difference, just cost more). While the 5000 had greater resolution than the 4000, my decision was also impacted by what I thought was a reputable review (PC magazine, I believe). The review said that the 5000 generated better text and graphics than the 4000, however at the expense of photos that weren't as good and that printed slower. Another factor in my decision was that I could purchase the 4000 for 1/3 the retail price, dirt cheap compared to any other potential printer purchase out there. (Best Buy price matched with Office Depot, I had Best Buy RewardsZone certificates, a Best Buy gift card, and there was manufacturer rebate.)

    After a solid week of Internet research, I ultimately did purchase the 4000 and I am very pleased with it. Below I've summarized my observations from my first week of usage of my new printer. Maybe I can save somebody from some of the research effort that I put into this purchase.

    DESIGN: It's beautiful, but it's black shiny parts are potentially a dust-magnet. There's no printer cable included. I had a spare on hand (it uses USB 2.0 cable with A/B connectors). Radio Shack was less than Best Buy, at $24.99 for a 6-foot. You could do better on the Internet via Amazon.com or eBay.com. Error messaging is cool; just count the amber blinks of the usually green power button, then check your manual for what it means. This thing is FAST! Text ink is pigment-based (longer lasting, less fading, rated 75-80 yrs., I think) and the colors are dye-based (rated 25-30 years, I think). Duplex capability is awesome.

    POWER: Canon says they only recommend plugging the printer directly into a wall outlet. I have a Curtis Command Center power center, under my monitor. It conveniently locates power buttons for all of my computer components, as well as offering surge protection. I've used it for years with no difficulties. While I can turn my new printer off via the Curtis power buttons, I can't turn the printer back on with it. The actual button on the printer must be pressed to turn it back on. My printer is not located immediately next to the computer, so I now have to stand up to physically hit that actual printer button.

    QUIET MODE: For me, this feature is worthless. Canon says that using it will slow the print speed of the printer. Upon installation, this mode is turned off by default. In regular mode, this printer is pretty noisy when it starts out (much more than the hp DeskJet 825c that I just passed on to Mom), but when it's printing sounds like most every other printer I've used. When it's first starting out, some of those noises are a little scary, like something might be broken ... but it's not.

    AUTO-FEEDER (top): It doesn't hold the advertised 150 sheets for most of us. Canon bases that particular estimate on 17 lb. paper! (Who uses that?! Almost everybody uses 20 lb.!) My very first text prints were from the Auto Feeder (top). They all printed extremely crooked until I reduced the paper stack quite a bit.

    Standing in front of the printer, with a stack of paper inserted, it appears that the right bottom corner is forced to bend outward slightly from the printer design. Despite a number of attempts to reload the paper (after turning the paper various ways), this outward bend remained. (It can be kind of pressed into place though.) When I reduced the paper in the Auto Feed tray by half (that I'd previously filled to the capacity line marker), I still had the outward bend, but the crooked print problem was resolved.

    The manual offers this work-around for a continued problem: Use only 1 sheet of paper in the Auto Feeder, or place multiple pages there, but by one sheet at a time (vs. an entire stack all at once).

    PRINT SPEED: My printer is blazingly fast. I'm not experiencing any of the 15-second first page print delay that so many reviewers complain about with this printer. There's maybe a 5-second delay at most! Perhaps that delay sometimes occurs on the first print after you've switched between the auto-feed or cassette trays, but I am pretty much not experiencing any problem with this.

    INK DEPLETION OPTICAL SENSORS: They'll monitor the individual ink tanks. When a cartridge has less than 20% left, you'll be warned. Canon's printers will work with an empty cartridge, unlike the Epsons (they lock up until you replace).

    INK USE: This printer doesn't suck it down. I've been using it heavily for a week now, generating all kinds of highest quality 8x10", 5x7" and 4x6" photo prints on Canon's best papers, and all my ink tanks still look full. I'm amazed and impressed! Opened ink is recommended to be used up within 6 mos.

    BLACK INK: Canon's advised me that unless in Draft Quality mode (the only mode in which the black text ink cartridge is solely used), a small percentage of cyan and magenta ink will be used (for high-density/high-quality black text or photo-realistic quality images).

    DRAFT QUALITY DUPLEX TEXT IS FAINT: I can print Draft quality non-Duplex text that is perfectly acceptable. Despite numerous attempts to improve this for Draft quality Duplex, including trying a higher quality paper, there was no improvement. In Draft quality Duplex mode, the prints are almost like those from an old dot-matrix printer! I've only been able to get anything close to satisfactory when selecting Standard quality for Duplex printing. This doesn't make sense to me ... why should there be a difference just from selecting Duplex and changing nothing else. There has to be something different about the way the printer handles a Duplex vs. non-Duplex page. I sent an inquiry to Canon, and they really didn't explain why this occurs in their reply. "As Draft quality indicates sacrificing some print quality in order to achieve faster print output, if faster print output and duplexing are required, there may be a noticeable decrease in quality."

    PAPER MEDIA OPTIONS: Some of the Canon info materials are not current, but Canon confirmed for me that this printer will print any media listed in the driver's Properties selection, including Transparencies and T-Shirt transfers. (The driver does not list Credit Card or Stickers media.) Because Canon's bundled software is distributed with a number of their printer models, media choices that will not work with your particular printer model could appear in them. The 4000, cannot print to Credit Card media (the 5000 may be able to, but I've already mentioned why I didn't select that model). I don't believe it can print Stickers either. I inquired with Canon about why they state not to print to postcard media, but they didn't answer my question. Note that while Canon recommends you not use non-Canon media above 28 lbs. with this printer, you'll find numerous online reviews that state this is incorrect. Perhaps Canon just wants to drive sales of its own media.

    CANON PHOTO PRO & PLUS MEDIA: I printed 4x6 glossy media samples of both, the two highest levels in their line. While the Pro paper had a bit heavier weight to it, it didn't have much print quality difference from the Plus paper. I don't feel the Pro paper is worth its exorbitant price; there's just not enough of a difference. The Plus paper is a bit lighter weight, but it's nice too; and it prices out to match my local Wal-marts digital photo prints. I even used an 8x photo loupe to really examine them closely. A loupe's an inexpensive and really worthwhile purchase from your local camera shop (Natl. Camera Exchange, etc.) if you really want to look at a photo (or anything else) really up close. Amazing just how much texture you'll see when looking at a plain piece of copy paper!

    BLACK & WHITE PRINTS: Some complain about the quality of these photos on the Canon printers. I read a recommendation to use Canon Matte Photo Paper for the best results. I also read that matte prints will last 4x as long as a glossy print, and when stored behind glass or plastic could potentially last forever (from fading, deterioration).

    CD/DVD LABELS: I talked with an Epson rep in an Office Depot store a few weeks ago. He said that Epson holds the U.S. patent for direct-printing on CD/DVDs and that this is why Canon can't offer the feature yet (he said that patent would be expiring soon). You'll see that the Canon printers are almost set up for it (cover blocks area and parts are missing, except in the UK version which does offer the feature). Canon says that they just "choose" to not offer this feature in the U.S. market, although they know that "Epson and at least 5 other printer manufacturers in the USA are releasing direct CD/DVD print features." As an alternative, I asked Canon for a recommendation of a standard adhesive label media that would work acceptably, but they didn't answer my question. This isn't a feature I figured that I'd be likely to use a lot, so it's not very important to me. My research showed there are lots of disadvantages to using it anyway (takes forever to dry, not waterproof, doesn't look as good as adhesive labels). For info on this, check out nealslade.com. He's got an entire section just on this topic.

    CASSETTE TRAY IS CONFUSING: It took me a bit to figure out how to operate this and I don't like how the sliders don't move easily. Pretty cheaply made. Hope it will be redesigned better in a future model, but this isn't a big issue for me.

    WHICH TRAY TO USE: Many reviewers say they keep photo paper in the cassette to keep it protected from dust etc. Reputable sources say it is not a good idea to keep photo paper in the cassette for any length of time because the paper will begin to age (yellow). They recommend inserting photo paper into the auto feeder instead (top vertical tray), only on an as-needed basis. This also keeps photo paper from having to go through a tighter turning print path. The cassette's U-path can lead to jams and cracked paper coatings. The J-path of the auto feeder is a more gentle turning print path. I keep plain paper in my cassette and use the auto feeder intermittently for photo paper and other needs.

    BUNDLED SOFTWARE: This stuff is usually junk, but I do like all 3 programs Canon includes: Easy PhotoPrint (no-brainer photo printing), Photo Record (scrapbook generator) and Easy-Web Print (no more Internet prints with a cutoff right margin!). Easy-WebPrint doesn't seem to have a way that you can designate a print page range though, which is it's only negative (especially when you're Duplex printing and there's a 3rd page with just a single line of text; the printer has to print that single line as well as pulling it back in for Duplex to print a blank page!). It does offer printing just a selection from a web page though (so I forgive it a little for that!).

    MAINTENANCE: I haven't had any issues with nozzles clogging (Epson sounds like its notorious for this), but my ownership is early yet. NeilSlade.com recommends running a color print once a day to help prevent this. He also recommends not running the CLEAN NOZZLES function very often, because it moves some ink into the printers waste tank. If the waste tank gets filled, you'll need to pay to have the printer serviced to empty it. He says it's better to do some photo prints instead to limit the possibility of this occurring.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE: Canon's replies to my e-mails have been unusually fast, which has impressed me. I made numerous inquiries and their replies usually came the very same day, often within a few short hours. They seem personalized too ... not the canned replies from so many others (that often don't really answer the questions asked). Terrific job on that, even though they ignored a couple of things that I asked. They even have a dedicated toll-free number than you can use as much as you'd like for the first 30-days you have the printer.
    EXCELLENT RESOURCES: During my research, I found these websites to be particularly useful: steves-digicams.com, tomshardware.com and neilslade.com. Neil's got some excellent info on alternate sources of paper and ink, where you can clearly save some money. It's clear to me that buying from your local store is NOT your best option! Use the Internet. If you don't have much time for investigating, as usual Amazon.com can beat any local store on prices and product availability. eBay can have some great deals too. Of course Internet purchases require a little planning.

    SUMMARY: There are good and bad points to all printers available, but I am very satisfied with this purchase. I tried to just detail the info that I wish I had found all in one place. Hopefully it helps you!
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    15. Apple iPod USB Power Adapter M9837LL/A
    by Apple Computer
    list price: $29.00
    our price: $27.55
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002ZAIMI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 45
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Charge your iPod at home, on the road, or whenever your iPod is not connected to a computer with this convenient USB-based adapter. All you have to do to recharge is plug the adapter into a wall outlet and connect to your iPod. The iPod shuffle can connect directly to the USB Power Adapter or the optional iPod shuffle Dock. Also supports iPod mini, iPod photo and iPod with click wheel (all require the iPod Connector to USB cable). For world travel, convert the adapter with an optional World Travel Adapter Kit (sold separately). Imported. ... Read more

    Features

    • Connects directly to an iPod shuffle
    • Convenient USB-based adapter to charge your iPod at home, on the road, or whenever your iPod is not connected to a computer
    • Compatible with the iPod (with click wheel), iPod photo, iPod mini, and iPod shuffle
    • Plugs into a wall outlet
    • iPod mini, iPod photo, and iPod with click wheel also require the iPod Connector to USB cable

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great companion for your iPod Shuffle
    This is an excellent way to recharge your Shuffle away from the computer in a hassle free manner. Just plug it into the wall and you are done, no wires. The plug also folds in for easy storage, just like any other Apple or Canon Elph charger.

    Say you ran out charge in the gym or in a non-tech-savvy friend's house, just pull this out of your bag and ready to go in a few minutes!

    It can also be used to charge any other device which has a USB recharging capability. I have tested in on Palmone's Zire PDA so far and it works great. I am already looking for a USB cable for my Sony Ericsson phone. A possible to solution to mutiple chargers on your next trip.

    Maybe a little bit overpriced but it still is affordably priced. Nice addition to your iPod Shuffle!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Idea
    Thisis a great thing for when you are traveling without your laptop. You can just plug it in at the nearest outlet, and charge your ipod (or whatever).
    Great Idea ... Read more


    16. HP OfficeJet 5510 All-in-One Printer, Fax, Scanner, Copier
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $185.00
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000C9ZJY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 503
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    OfficeJet 5510 Color All-In-One Printer, Print/Copy/Scan/Fax ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 600 x 2,400 dpi optical scan resolution, 36 bit color depth
    • USB interface, PC and Mac compatible
    • Color printing, copying, scanning, and faxing
    • Up to 17 ppm print speed, up to 17 copies per minute
    • 4,800 x 1,200 maximum optimized print resolution

    Reviews (82)

    5-0 out of 5 stars [HP OfficeJet 5510 All-in-One]
    When it works it is a good machine, but....

    I had mine for 4 days before it broke.I sent 2 faxes and printed 2 pages and then it went into this permanent paperjam - there was nothing stuck in the machine.I worked with tech support, reset the machine and was promptly told it had to be replaced.Fine then send me a new machine - but nooooo, i buy a new machine which immediately breaks and all they will send is refurbished because that is policy.

    Nice

    buy new machine which instantly breaks and get used replacement from the manufacturer - next time I buy a lexmark

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's Not a Piece of Junk, but returns are common
    The 1st 5510 I received wouldn't scan properly - so I had the unit replaced.The new one does ALMOST exactly what I wanted from it.I can now scan, fax, copy, email, & print multiple pages thanks to the document feeder.May be a bit slow, but if I wanted laser speed then I would've bought a laser mfc.Configuring the software for use with this printer was not rocket science, but it does require you to follow the installation instructions.Also, not all config options are available via software - for more involved tweaking you'll have to use the printer's panel.

    I was particularly pleased with the photo quality of the print.I printed out a couple of photos using quality photo paper in both my Epson Photo printer and the 5510.I didn't expect much from the 5510, and was very surprised to see that it blew away the same prints from the Epson.

    The only real complaint that I have about this device is that the fax machine is an either/all proposition.If you share a phone line with this device, the fax machine will usually try to intercept your call.I haven't found anything in the config to allow me to set the number of rings - just "on" or "off."

    1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of junk.Stay away!
    Don't even consider purchasing this printer.The software is the worst I've encountered in the last 5+ years. Total junk.I have considerable computer expertise and couldn't get this machine to operate fully under either Windows 98SE, ME or 2000.The printer might work, but not the scanner.The thing might scan, but not print.The OCR never worked on the rare occasion the scanner did. More often than not the software would cause errors during boot-up.I had to repreatedly restore from an older registry to get the machine back up and running.Maybe you'll get lucky if you are running XP, but I wouldn't count on it. Installation errors galore...missing files...incoherent and often outright incorrect instructions given by HP on-line help. And the software takes up close to 1 Gigabyte! The software for the Brother MFC-210C I replaced the HP with takes up less than 10 Megs!It has all the functionality of the HP...and it works!!!!And watch out if you have to uninstall the HP software...that function doesn't work either.Even if you download the special uninstall program from HP's web site.You're left with HP stuff scattered all over your system.Stay away!You've been warned!!!The Internet is filled with horror stories.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Multifunction Printer
    This printer is excellent.When I bought it I was hoping and praying that I would like it and not have any problems with it.Sure enough, this printer turned out to be a great investment for us.I have no problems with it and it has been a year since I bought it.Alll four functions (copier, printer, fax and scanner)work well and the color is clean and crisp.Personally, this multifunction printer is great for me and my family.I love it!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Printer seems oky doky
    Ok I got mine and installed on a fresh computer, with new WinXP Home Service pack 2. (All updates from Microsoft were added before printer install.) I also build computers.
    Followed directions about NOT plugging in printer until software is set. (I get the feeling that some people did not do this.)
    The printer works VERY well. All-in-ones used to do everything poorly. (Bad print quality, low res scans, blotchy faxes...etc) This all-in-one seems to do it all very well. (I agree with everything said in the main review on this printer.)
    Still agree with some people that the software could be better. I don't like to have extra icons on my startup, eating up resources, when I could just run the software when I need it. I like to have that option.
    Also the only other big gripe I have is when I use Quicken to write checks. The paper is loaded face DOWN. So when I go to print checks, I have to get ONLY the number of checks that I have to print and put them face down on the feeder. BUT if I have only one check left on the 'last' sheet I have to make sure it gets pushed up to the paper feeder, while its on the 'bottom' of the pile. The printer will then print the last check first, on up to the single 'first check'.
    BUMMER
    The Epson I used before I just grabbed a slug of checks and put them in the feeder and it would just spit them out...in ORDER!



    For the people that had trouble, send that printer back and get a new one. (A few just sounded like they were bad.)
    But before you try installing again, scan your computer with an UPDATED virus scanner.
    Next get into IE and go to tools and click on Windows update, make sure ALL the Win stuff is up to date. (You should be doing this once in a while anyway.)
    A new install would be the best thing, but people tend to not want to wipe out their drives once a year.
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    17. Canon PIXMA iP90 Photo Inkjet Printer
    by Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    list price: $249.99
    our price: $215.64
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002OG6L6
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    Sales Rank: 849
    Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Pixma iP90 Color Photo Printer ... Read more

    Features

    • USB interface, PC and Mac compatible
    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 600 x 600 dpi black
    • Up to 12 ppm color print speed, 16 ppm black
    • PictBridge support for direct-from-camera photo printing
    • Wireless printing with IrDA and optional Bluetooth

    Reviews (1)

    2-0 out of 5 stars A disappointment
    I was looking for a portable printer and this one was advertised as for home or on the road. Man, what a disappointment. For the price, this is a real loser. It is way too big. The cartridges are too small if you are buying it for fine color prints. It smears on photo gloss paper. I wanted something small that I can take in the same bag as my laptop. I had to put this in my checked luggage. For a much cheaper price, I could have got a regular small desktop printer and would have gotten much better results. I mean this printer was suppose to replace my BJC-50, a real portable, and now it sits in my office as I have to go find something much smaller. ... Read more


    18. HP OfficeJet 7310 All-in-One Printer
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $480.00
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00065Z2DY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 1239
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • USB 2.0 interface, digital-camera memory slots, optional Ethernet
    • Up to 20 ppm color printing, 30 ppm black
    • Up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi print resolution
    • Makes 99 copies, reduces and enlarges 25% to 400%
    • Up to 2400 dpi optical scan resolution; 150-page incoming fax memory

    Reviews (17)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly easy to assemble
    I was a little apprehensive in buying this particular all-in-one, but I am so so glad I did.Working for a medical doctor, I've gone through 2 different all-in-ones including canon and hp and I couldn't figure out which brand or model would last.Luckily, I had no problem installing this model and I am so glad I trusted the positive reviews.Set-up for the fax and copy machine was a breeze and the printer and scanning software went without a hitch.All in all, it took me about half an hour to finish installation.

    As a last note, I do suggest using the fax cord included as I had problems trying to fax with my original phone cord.Also, the printer does not include a USB connection so make sure you already have one or buy one with this.Great purchase!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Finally -- an All-in-One that Delivers!
    After three months use, this all-in-one printer still satisfies.Fax -- perfect!Printing -- Gorgeous, and the duplex printing allows me to save on paper and space to store it.Copy -- Nice - maybe not the absolute best I've ever seen, but better than acceptable. Scanner -- scans are good when they work.Probably a software upgrade would be the answer, but I haven't seen one yet that solves my (sometimes) problem with a tempermental scanner.

    Overall, with the exception mentioned above, I'm a happy camper. I've reduced the number of machines in my office without a huge sacrifice in productivity.

    Four Stars!

    Phyllis Staff
    Author of "How to Find Great Senior Housing"

    1-0 out of 5 stars Frustrating and Disppointing exp with this All-in-One!
    I was a huge fan of HP.I had a HP All-In-One from college and that lasted me 6 good years until it just went obsolete.However, this printer changed most of my HP perspectives on All-In-Ones.First, the print function is faulty.Whenever it tries to print Black and White on paper, there will be wide white stripes where there should have been text or graphic.Called HP for repair, spent 45 minutes of testing on the phone and they only replaced my cartridge.OK, white stripes problem improved but is still happening.

    Then, the fax function failed after 1 month of use.Everytime when the multiple-page fax is sent out from the feeder correctly, the fax result will always print out to say "Jammed".But NOT A SINGLE FAXED PAPER WAS JAMMED!!!And sometimes the fax goes out just right and the result message will say "Error", this is when the recipient doesn't receive the last 1 or 2 pages of the fax.

    Very disppointed HP comes out with a product as defective as this one.Hopefully your HP All-In-One experience is much better than this one!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Wow.Overcome minor hurdles and totaly impressed.AMAZING!
    I bought this with major hesitation about some of the other reviews and am blown away with the function of this machine.

    After hooking up my desktop in half hour, I then went to install my laptop.It gave me an error message and required a call to India for tech support.After 2 hours, I couldn't be happier and HIGHLY recommend this machine.

    I can scan documents to either machine wirelessly, fax from either machine wirelessly and print from either machine.

    It doesn't get any better.

    Now, I am tossing my separate scanner, printer, wireless router and fax machine.

    AWESOME!Be patient and expect a couple of glitches but the results are 5 ******

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great printer, terrible software...
    First of all, it is a great printer. Color inkjet, duplex printing, duplex scanning, flatbed scanner, sheet fed scanner, built-in fax machine, it is a networked printer etc. Unfortunately, the software isn't great at all. Even after the major recent update it is still buggy. But I love the printer. It allows me to slide a 30-page dual-sided document in it, click "Scan", and it will do the duplex scan job, save it into a PDF document and will even do the character recognition for me! But let them fix the software!!! ... Read more


    19. HP PhotoSmart 375 Compact Photo Printer
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $235.00
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002MK9X4
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 1404
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    PhotoSmart 375 Photo Printer ... Read more

    Features

    • USB, memory card, and PictBridge interfaces; optional Bluetooth; PC/Mac
    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 1,200 x 1,200 black
    • Color 4-by-6-inch photos in as fast as 60 seconds
    • 2.5-inch flip-up color LCD to preview, select, and enhance photos
    • Simple one-touch buttons; prints stills from video clips

    Reviews (29)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great little printer, but....
    I like that it's compact and has good features built in, especially the battery, but the image quality don't quite live up to it being a true photo printer.To those who have this printer, tilt the picture a bit under the light, and you'll see the colors are not smooth, making it appear the subjects or objects are pasted on the paper, including obvious showing of dithering.At least it is true when printed on HP paper; however, looks more realistic and looks like a true photo when printed on my leftover Canon glossy paper.Ink smears are also another problem area for this printer.I have HP 2710 and and has same problems with photo print outs on that printer.HP375B was strictly for the photos and is going back and will be exchanged with just released Epson Picturemate Deluxe, which appears to not have these shortcomings.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good value & performance
    Easy to setup and use. Good quality pictures (hard to tell from regular prints). It takes about 1 minute per print. I haven't made enough pictures to know how long the cartridge will last. For taking digital photos and making 4x6" prints, its a great product.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Results
    Works as advertised.I had it out of the box and printing beautiful pictures in 10 minutes.This was the perfect gift for my non-technical wife who just wanted to push a button and get a picture.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible service
    My wife and I wasted hours and hours trying to get HP service. HP has outsourced customer service to several developing countries, and each time we called, the representatives were unable to locate the record of our previous call.We were told time and again that we would be contacted by a "case manager" but that never happened. After weeks of trying, it became obvious that we need to discard the product (still under warrantee) and buy a new (non-HP) product ourselves.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Totally Awesome!!
    I decided I wanted a photo printer just for printing photos. Consumer Reports gave this printer the highest marks for photo quality so it caught my interest. When I looked closer I saw this model has the large-size photo preview screen and it accepts memory cards from all digital cameras. Now my friends and family can come to my house and print photos during parties and other events. It is so great to get the photos instantly from my camera and into my hands. This little printer sits on my kitchen counter at all times. The photo quality is amazing and it is so easy to use. What a winner! ... Read more


    20. HP OfficeJet 7210 All-in-One Printer, Fax, Scanner, Copier
    by Hewlett Packard Office
    list price: $369.00
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007GCRYO
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 2094
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Easily share multi-function productivity using built-in networking.

    The HP Officejet 7210 All-in-One Printer, Fax, Scanner, Copier has the advantages you need to put more speed, versatility and color into your business communications. Make a professional impression with color printing up to 4800-optimized dpi and laser-quality black text, or add 6-ink color for photos with finer detail. Print and copy with breakthrough performance up to 30 ppm black and 20 ppm color, and boost your productivity with built-in networking for print, fax, copy, scan and memory card sharing with multiple PCs. Enhanced paper-handling with a 50-page auto document feeder and optional automatic duplexer. Enjoy precision copying, powerful black and color faxing, outstanding 2400 x 4800-dpi optical resolution scans, plus printing photos without a PC using memory card slots, an HP Photo Proof Sheet or front USB with PictBridge-enabled cameras. Then organize, enhance and fix digital photos with HP Image Zone Software, andand print long-lasting photos that resist fading for generations.

    ... Read more

    Features

    • Built-in 802.3 Ethernet, USB, and PictBridge interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
    • Produces color prints, copies, scans, and faxes
    • Up to 30 ppm print speed, up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi resolution
    • Up to 30 cpm black, 20 cpm color; reduces and enlarges 25 to 400%
    • 2,400 x 4,800 dpi scan resolution, 48-bit color

    Reviews (1)

    4-0 out of 5 stars great product (once installed)
    This printer is realy great, had problems with windows install for complete install,HP techies walked me thru proceedures and in the end everything workes great ... Read more


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