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 Digital [...]
If either the Epson Artisan 800 printer or the Epson WorkForce 610 printer, both recently reviewed here on The Gadgeteer, is on your gift list, you're in luck. Epson is offering both printers at greatly reduced prices and with free shipping if you order by December 5. The Artisan 800 is $129.99 directly from Epson, [...]
We’re a three laptop/one printer household. Our printer/scanner/copier is several years old now, and it still works well – except for one thing. It’s not wireless, and it’s stored in a cabinet with no desk space around it. Printing requires connecting the laptop to the usb cable, balancing the laptop in one arm while getting [...]
DYMO has updated their LabelWriter line (The Gadgeteer reviewed the LabelWriter Twin Turbo back in 2006) with the release of their 450 series. The line includes: LabelWriter 450 LabelWriter 450 Turbo LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo LabelWriter 450 Duo (not available until Nov. 2009) All four are dedicated thermal label printers that connect via USB. The [...]
I've been using a Canon Pixma IP6000D color ink jet printer for quite a few years now. I haven't had any real complaints about it except for the fact that I've not been able to find ink locally for the past year or so. That's why I was happy to say yes when Epson asked [...]
Dell's little Bluetooth PZ310 Wasabi printer is shipping. They've lowered the price from $149 to $99 and it's available in Pink, Blue and Grey. I really like that this printer doesn't use ink. But the special Zink (Zero Ink) paper is pretty spendy at 24 sheets for $12 or 48 sheets for $20. Would you [...]
A typical gear list for a road warrior might include a laptop, mobile phone, digital camera, GPS, along with other bits and pieces. But one gadget that you don't usually think of when it comes to everyday gear is a printer. That's not surprising since printers tend to be way too bulky to carry around. Although I recently reviewed a portable photo printer, the Epson PictureMate Dash (PM 260), it seems that portable non-photo printers are a bit of a rarity. That's why I was interested to try the Bluetooth enabled PrintStik from PlanOn with Bluetooth computers and smartphones.
Do you save a lot of data to CDs and DVDs? Maybe you like to burn CDs with your own collection of favorite MP3's for your car,
or archive your vacation pictures for safe keeping. Instead of using stick on labels or a sharpie marker to scribble information on the discs,
how would you like to customize your discs and jewel cases with your own graphics? You can do that with special CDs/DVDs and
the DiscPainter from DYMO. I've been a fan of DYMO printing products since my review of their
LabelWriter Twin Turbo stamp and label printer, so
I was very interested to see how well this product would perform. Let's take a look...
I've never quite seen the purpose behind owning a photo printer. These days, you can print 4x6 copies of your digital pictures
for around twelve cents a picture, by way of online services like Snapfish and Wal-Mart Online. However, for some people, the
immediate satisfaction of printing photos at home is entirely worth the added expense of ink cartridges and high-quality photo
printer paper. One of Epson's latest all-in-one photo printer offerings, the RX595, should satisfy even the most particular of these
It's strange, but in all the years that I've been using digital cameras, I find that I rarely print out my photos. I usually just copy them into a folder on my computer and look at them from time to time, or post some of them to my flickr account. Although I have a perfectly nice full-sized color printer (Canon Pixma iP6000D), I have always found it a pain to use for small 4x6 sized snapshot prints. That's why I was curious when I was approached by Epson to review their PictureMate Dash PM 260 Personal Photo Lab photo printer. I wasn't sure if this printer would make me excited to print photos, or if I would continue to snap and file as before.