By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Canon Maxify iB4050 Unboxing

632511-662343-290Ebuyer has sent over a Canon Maxify iB4050 Wireless Inkjet Printer for Gareth to have a play with. The printer retails for around £88 on Ebuyer, a price so low that this easily becomes an interesting option for any small business, or ever personal user looking for a quality printer. 

With the price of ink being a major concern for anyone purchasing a printer, the ink tanks cost roughly £17 each or a pack of 4 for £52, depending on where you look. With an output of 1,500 colour pages this looks to be notably better value than many printers on the market currently.

Perfect for small offices this fast cloud ready printer offers 2-sided printing

High-speed printer for small office with built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet, mobile and cloud printing. Features 2-sided printing and high capacity ink tanks for efficient, high quality business documents.

Key Features

  • High volume printer for a busy small office with two 250-sheet paper cassettes

  • No waiting for documents with Quick First Print plus 15 colour pages/min and 23 mono pages/min

  • Wi-Fi plus Ethernet connection: print from PCs, smartphones, tablets and cloud services

  • Print up to 2,500 mono and 1,500 colour pages with individually replaceable XL ink tanks

  • Create quality documents with Dual Resistant HD ink optimised for  business printing

  • Recommended monthly page volume of 250-1,500 pages

  • Free 3 year Warranty

By January 5, 2015 Read More →

HTC Announces the HTC DESIRE 320


HTC packs all the smartphone essentials into one entry-level phone, with super-fast processing power, HTC BlinkFeed and Video Highlights


LONDON, 5th JANUARY – HTC Corporation (“HTC”), a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today announced the HTC Desire 320. As the successor to the HTC Desire 310, it is packed with all your everyday essentials and delivers a smooth browsing experience, seamless multi-tasking and the ability to create quick, personalised videos. The latest addition to the HTC Desire family has been designed for the entry-level market and delivers a quality user experience in an affordable handset, offering real value for money. 

“Marrying super-fast processing with premium HTC features in a compact form, the HTC Desire 320 delivers a quality experience for the budget conscious well beyond its entry-level model status” said Peter Frølund, UK and Nordics General Manager, HTC. “Following on from the success of the HTC Desire 310, it boasts enhanced power and memory to enable more people to benefit from a quality smartphone experience that delivers the perfect balance between smart essentials and value.”


Seamless experience

Behind the slick operation of the HTC Desire 320, which runs on Android™ 4.4, is a fast Quad-core 1.3 GHz quad-core processor capable of handling an array of tasks, from watching videos, playing the latest games to juggling your favourite apps, delivering a smooth experience every time.


Packed with features

For an entry-level handset, the HTC Desire 320 is packed with features. Whatever your pace of life, the 5MP camera ensures you’re able to capture every key moment as it happens, in still or video format, brought to life on its stunning 4.5” screen. Furthermore, the HTC Desire 320 allows you to get creative with mini movies using HTC’s Video Highlights functionality. Simply take your favourite photos and videos, select a sequence and a favourite track, to create an impressive show reel in seconds, ready to share with friends and family. 


The HTC Desire 320 also brings you the renowned HTC BlinkFeed for up to the minute news, perfect for those who like to stay connected and keep up with the latest action as it happens. Combining content from your favourite news and social media sites into an easily digestible feed on your home screen, personalised updates are brought straight to you at a glance. Wherever you are, you can catch-up on the latest articles with Offline Reading mode. Simply download and add articles to your reading list when connected to Wi-Fi to access and enjoy at a later date, perfect for those who enjoy reading on the move.



The HTC Desire 320 comes in Vanilla White and Dark Gray. UK availability will be announced in the near future.

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By November 10, 2013 Read More →

Reprap 3D print at 30x speed

Reprap_Prusa_MendelI’ve had my Reprap for ages but haven’t really used it much lately, but today I thought I’d dust of off and have a play with it.

So, just for fun, here is a time-lapse video my Reprap Prusa Mendel printing a Christmas tree. This is playing back at proximately 30x real time, the actual print time was just under 2 hours.

Now I just need to paint and light the tree!


By October 31, 2013 Read More →

Lantronix xPrintServer review

Lantronix xPrintServer review - iOS printingIf you want to print from your iOS device you’ll typically need a printer that supports AirPrint. AirPrint was introduced some time ago as part of iOS 4.2. Despite it being around for a while, AirPrint has not found its way in to many printers.

So if you have an existing printer that doesn’t support AirPrint but you don’t want to replace it, your options are somewhat limited. That’s Lantronix xPrintServer comes in. This small box simply plugs in to your existing network and provides AirPrint capability to virtually any existing printer.

It really is plug and play but before we get in to any of the detail, have a look at the unboxing video below to see what you get.

By March 10, 2012 Read More →

How to Choose your Ideal Laser Printer

rtaImage Laser printers were once so costly that only businesses could afford to use them. With office supply stores like Ryman now selling home laser printers, even colour versions, from around the £100 mark, their popularity as a home printing option is on the increase. Quieter, faster, and cheaper to run than standard inkjets, laser printers have some serious advantages for the home user too, particularly when it comes to printing high quality text and large volumes.

If you’ve decided to make the switch to laser printing, here are some of the aspects to consider before you make that purchase.

By December 13, 2011 Read More →

Kodak Launches Document Cloud Printing App for ANDROID Devices

Kodak App

Continuing to make printing from smartphones and tablets easy and accessible, Kodak today launched its free Kodak Document Print App for ANDROID OS Devices. Consumers can now send documents from their ANDROID OS device directly to their KODAK All-in-One Printer using Google Cloud Print.

Supported files include web pages, MICROSOFT OFFICE documents including MICROSOFT WORD, POWERPOINT and EXCEL, PDF and text files, as well as image files. In addition to printing files that are located locally on an ANDROID OS device, files can be accessed on Google Docs, DROPBOX and EVERNOTE Sites. Web pages can be accessed using the KODAK Document Print App’s built-in browser.

“In today’s mobile society, it’s important that we provide solutions that enable people to print what they want, when they want to, from wherever they are in the world,” said ,” said Bob Ohlweiler, Director and Vice President of Consumer Inkjet EAMER
Region at Eastman Kodak Company. “The launch of the KODAK Document Print App is one more way we are making mobile custom label printing simple and accessible, while also offering high quality output at an affordable price.”

The KODAK Document Print App is available now in the ANDROID Market.

Posted by: James

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By October 3, 2011 Read More →

Samsung launches new ‘green’ printer for small businesses

Samsung Logo

Samsung Electronics today announced a new addition to its mono-laser printer range, the ML-2955DW printer, which provides an efficient and versatile printing solution for single and small business users.
With an impressive print speed of up to 28ppm (A4) and a fast first page out time of less than 8.5 seconds, the device also boasts strong eco-credentials – reducing energy consumption and saving time and money.

“Samsung recognises that many single and small business users require high functionality and performance but are facing increasing pressure to reduce operating costs.” Dion Smith, General Manager, Samsung UKI Print Division. “The ML-2955DW printer delivers high levels of performance and functionality, while its low printing noise and reduced power consumption levels means they can easily be incorporated into any working environment.”

The new ML-2955DW has been designed to be environmentally friendly as well as highly economical. With the activation of the One touch ECO button, the ML-2955DW can deliver double sided printing, multiple pages onto a single sheet and can also skip blank pages, to further reduce paper wastage.

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By August 1, 2011 Read More →

Samsungs new mono laser print series

Listen up small to medium business owners. Are you in the market for a new printer? Would you like to be environmentally friendly? If so, these two new printers from Samsung may be just what you are looking for. But of course, always remember that you can still use eco friendly online printing options, you can try this one right here.

Full press release below:

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd., a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the ML-4510ND and ML-5015ND printer series, which is the latest addition to its business to business (B2B) printing range. Designed for small to medium businesses, the devices provide a productive, high quality and trouble free mono laser printing solution that is also economically and environmentally friendly. Delivering highly effective job processing quickly, the ML-4510ND prints 43 A4 pages per minute, while the 5015ND model prints 48 pages per minute. Jobs start within just 7.5 seconds when the printer is ready, and in 16 seconds from sleep mode.

Dion Smith, General Manager, Samsung UK Print Division said: “So far in 2011, Samsung has launched an impressive lineup of print devices specifically designed for business use, including our fastest colour and mono laser printers, A4 mono laser multi-function printers, as well as our very first A3 mono laser printer. Going from strength to strength, our latest line of business printers deliver increased page speeds, greater energy efficiency and enhanced anti-jam technology to provide a hassle-free experience. As we move further into the second half of the year we will continue to raise the bar for B2B print devices.”

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By July 29, 2011 Read More →

Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 review

Kodak Easyshare Max Z990 review Kodak as we all know, have been around for a very long time, providing great affordable digital cameras to the masses, but they haven’t often ventured into the what I would call ‘Beginner photographer’ market. By this I mean the Bridge camera as this is often seen as the stop gap between a blooming photographers becoming a professional user, the obvious next step after a bridge camera is a DSLR which are A LOT more expensive than this one.

I have in for review a brand new Bridge camera from Kodak named- Kodak Easyshare Max Z990. Will this stack up against the competition or fall flat on its face due to relative inexperience in the field of bridge cameras?

Read on to find out.

Posted in: Cameras, Printers, Reviews
By May 24, 2011 Read More →

Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD review

bx625fwd This week we’re continuing our look at all-in-one printers available at the moment with the Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD, a 4-in-1 office printer.

This model features duplex printing, faxing, copying and has built in WiFi and 6.3cm colour screen on the control panel.

The machine is by no means small but with so many features crammed in to one package does it do everything well or are there compromises being made?


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