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Epson Expression Photo XP-950 Small-in-One review

on Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

Sometime around 1975, it was suggested that because of computers, paper would become obsolete.  It hasn’t happened yet and I find myself buying a new printer every now and again.  I’ve never been completely satisfied by the output quality or performance of my purchases, but maybe things will change now that I have the XP-950Read More…


Turn your iPhone or iPod touch into an instant camera

on Monday, November 11th, 2013

With the Instant Lab from Impossible, you’ll print photos in seconds.  This microprocessor-controlled film processing unit has a four-element coated glass, wide-angle 35.6mm lens.  It’s compatible with the iPhone 4/4S/5/5S and iPod touch 4th/5th-gen models, and there’s a free iOS app for photo exposure.  You simply select an image then lay the Apple device onRead More…


Epson Expression Home XP-410 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, September 7th, 2013

There are so many printers on the market that choosing the right one can be a real chore. For basic home use, I’ve found using a printer/scanner combination fits my needs just fine, so we picked up an Epson XP-400 simply because it was on sale and did not have many bells and whistles thatRead More…


ZINK hAppy Smart App Printers – Prints color stickers from your smartphone without ink

on Monday, August 5th, 2013

I have been using a Polaroid PoGo printer for a couple of years to print pictures to stick in my journal. They don’t print the best, but the printer is small and I don’t have to worry about the ink drying up because it doesn’t use ink. It uses special ZINK Zero-Ink color thermal paper. I’mRead More…


VuPoint Solutions Photo Cube Photo Printer Review

on Monday, September 10th, 2012

If own an iPhone or Android smartphone and enjoy using your phone as a camera to snap all manner of pics, the VuPoint Solutions Photo Cube Photo Printer is a great little accessory to consider if you’re the type of person that likes instant gratification. Staples was kind enough to sent me this printer forRead More…


Print from Smartphones and Tablets with the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One Printer

on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

The new Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One printer from Epson will allow you to print with EPSON Connect, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print, or by sending your document to the printer’s unique email address, so printing from tablets and smartphones won’t be a nightmare.  The Small-in-One printers have a compact size, but they are packed withRead More…


Solidoodle 3D Printer – Under $500

on Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

Come on admit it, you really want one! Well I do anyway, and the field of 3D printers is getting better and cheaper.  We reported on the Makerbot Thing-o-matic in August last year, a “consumer” 3D printer for $1299 at the time. Well former Makerbot COO Samuel Cervantes now heads up  Solidoodle and they’ve just releasedRead More…


DYMO LabelManager 500 Touch Screen Label Maker Review

on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

I’ve been a fan of DYMO label printers for years. I still use their  Twin Turbo label and stamp printer which I reviewed 6 years ago (see related posts at the bottom of this review). They recently asked if I would be interested in reviewing their LabelManager 500TS. The TS stands for touch screen. Let’s see ifRead More…

Concept: Toshiba’s Erasable Toner Copier

on Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

For many years (decades?) we’ve heard about the paperless office, but more and more it appears that technology is driving use to use MORE paper. In an attempt to green up the printer/copier, Toshiba TEC  is working on reducing paper use or at least being able to recycle more paper. No special paper is required,Read More…


New Wide-Format Epson WorkForce Printers for Business

on Sunday, March 11th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News, Wireless

Epson recently introduced three new wide-format printers to their WorkForce business-class printer lineup.  The WorkForce WF-7520 ($299.99) and WF-7510 ($249.99) all-in-ones and WorkForce WF-7010  ($199.99) single function inkjet printer are all designed to print papers up to 13″ X 19″.  The two all-in-ones have a maximum 5760 x 1440 dpi print resolution and 2400 dpiRead More…


Epson’s New Wide-Format Artisan 1430 Printer

on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The new wide-format Artisan 1430 inkjet printer from Epson gives you prints up to 13″ X 19″.  This printer has  advanced color and lighting correction for amazing photos, and it includes Adobe® Photoshop® Elements for more editing features.  You can print Ultra Hi-Definition prints (5760 x 1440 optimized dpi) on paper or photo paper, andRead More…


Print to Most Any Printer from Your iOS Device with xPrintServer

on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Because of recent updates to the OS, it is possible to print from your iPhone or iPad directly without having to first transfer your document to a computer, but only to certain Airport printers.  There are apps that will let you print to other brands, and that’s fine for home use where you likely haveRead More…


Epson Debuts New Small-in-One Printer

on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

Epson is introducing a new, smaller printer for home printing, scanning, and copying.  The Epson Stylus NX430 Small-in-One printer has a small footprint but a large set of features.  The NX430 has a 2.5″ color screen, and it has built-in memory card slots so you can print without needing a PC.  It comes with EpsonRead More…


Makerbot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer

on Saturday, August 27th, 2011

3D printing is a form of manufacturing technology where three dimensional objects are created by laying down successive layers of material. Industrial 3D printers are available but aren’t the cheapest item around. The  Makerbot Thing-O-Matic is an an open source 3D printer for substantially less. Using a 3D CAD program and plastic filament you canRead More…


Epson Announces Two New All-in-One Artisan Printers

on Friday, August 19th, 2011

Epson has announced the latest entries into their wireless all-in-one range, the Artisan 730 and Artisan 837.  Both of these printers have fast print speeds of 9.6 ISO ppm black and 9.1 ISO ppm color single side or 4.9 ISO ppm black and 4.7 ISO ppm color two-sided pages.  They feature automatic double-sided printing toRead More…


Print Photos Directly from Your Phone – The Bolle BP-10 Photo Printer is Now Available in the US

on Monday, April 25th, 2011

Back in November, 2010, Julie told us about the Bolle BP-10 Photo Printer.  At the time, the printer was available as a pre-order from a European company.  Now, the Bolle is available as the iPhone Photo Printer from Hammacher Schlemmer.  It produces photo-quality prints directly from a docked iPhone or iPod touch.  Simply donwload aRead More…


Bolle BP-10 Photo Printer is a printer just for your iPhone

on Friday, November 19th, 2010

I think I’m psychic! I was just wishing that I had a tiny iPhone printer. Ok, that’s not EXACTLY what I was day dreaming about… I was really just thinking about a generic itty bitty photo printer. But wow, this is close enough. MobileFun is now carrying the Bolle BP-10. It’s a 4×6″ (A6)  printerRead More…


Print Your Holiday Pictures on the World’s Fastest 4X6″ Photo Printer

on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The new Artisan 835 printer from Epson has the world’s fastest print speeds for photos –  Ultra Hi-Definition 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 10 seconds.  The Artisan 835 has a 7.8″ touch panel with a 3.5″ LCD.  It’s eco-smart automatic two-sided printing saves paper, and its estimated annual power consumption is less thanRead More…


Epson Debuts the Stylus NX625 All-in-One Printer for Home Users

on Friday, September 3rd, 2010

The newest all-in-one printer, the Stylus NX625, from Epson offers superior performance at a suprisingly low price.  At $149.99, you probably wouldn’t expect high-speed, automatic two-sided printing, the fastest print speeds in its class, and built-in 802.11n WiFi and Ethernet.  The Stylus NX625 also has a memory card reader, a 2.5″ color LCD, and the “ability toRead More…


DYMO 360D – Rechargeable Desktop Label Maker Review

on Monday, April 26th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

I was thinking about purchasing a label maker on and off for years.  This past winter I remodeled our TV space into a media room. This included laying many wires throughout that room and the house as a whole. The entire time I wished I had a label maker (instead of a fine tipped, permanentRead More…


Fax anywhere with the Possio GRETA 6-in-1 portable GSM device

on Friday, March 19th, 2010
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

The Possio GRETA 6-in-1 lets you turn any location into your mobile office. This device is a portable GSM phone, fax, scanner and copier. The thermal printer can print incoming SMS messages. There are two versions with a triband GSM radio. The European version uses 900/1800/1900Mhz, while the US version uses 850/1800/1900. It looks likeRead More…


KODAK ESP3250 All in One Printer Review

on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

I’ve never been a fan of the All-in-One concept, believing that it was at best a compromise between flexibility and footprint. I’ve also been increasingly frustrated with the money I’ve spent on ink cartridges for my Canon printer. The Kodak ESP3250 printer is advertised to address my concerns, and with this review we’ll find out ifRead More…


iMo Digital Photo Frame Printer

on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Recently we had a post about a digital frame with a built-in scanner.  Now here’s the iMo Photo Frame with a built-in printer!  Pictures display on an 8″ 800 X 600 pixel LCD screen.  The frame has 1 GB internal memory, and it has slots for USB, SD, CF, and other memory cards.  The built-in printerRead More…


HP A826 Photosmart Compact Photo Printer

By: Mark Adkins
on Monday, January 4th, 2010
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

HP’s A826 Compact Photo Printer is designed as an easy and fun-to-use, space-saving photo printer. Featuring a nice color touch screen and a housing that looks like something from Wall-E, it at least accomplishes that goal. How is it otherwise?


Barbie Doll’d Up Nails Digital Nail Printer

on Sunday, December 6th, 2009
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

When I was a little kid, the most technological thing I ever got for Christmas was a Blip game. These days almost every toy is techie in some way. Mattel has even taken the completely non-techie activity of nail painting and turned it into a geek toy for girls. The Barbie Doll’d Up Nails DigitalRead More…