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180-Degree Panoramic View, Intelligent Zooming, 4K Video and More with the PanCast 2 Webcam

180-Degree Panoramic View, Intelligent Zooming, 4K Video and More with the PanCast 2 Webcam

Logitech’s Brio 4K Webcam briefly had bragging rights as the maker of the only 4K Webcam, but Altia Systems’ Panacast 2 has changed that—and then some. Perhaps to sophisticated be called a mere “webcam,” — Altia calls it a “camera system” — it’s $1,000 price tag relegates it to businesses, and the most dedicated video conferencing consumers. This is a webcam on steroids It promises... [Read more]

Sharp Snapshots and Serious Smartphone Integration with Kodak’s Photo Printer Dock

Sharp Snapshots and Serious Smartphone Integration with Kodak’s Photo Printer Dock

Dedicated photo printers like the $149.90-MSRP Kodak Photo Printer Dock we’re reviewing here today fill a niche, and imaging giant Kodak has played a prominent role in the snapshot-printer market. These relatively small machines that do nothing except churn out snapshots—and often one-size-only snapshots—are not for everyone. But their popularity, as suggested by the fact that most of the major... [Read more]

High-Def, Wide-Format, and Slide and Negative Scans with Epson’s Expression 12000XL-PH

High-Def, Wide-Format, and Slide and Negative Scans with Epson’s Expression 12000XL-PH

PROS High-resolution, wide-format scanning. Scans slides, negatives, and transparencies, as well as reflective photos and artwork. Highly accurate color and detail. CONS Expensive. Big and heavy. Transparency unit comes uninstalled. BOTTOM LINE The Epson Expression 12000XL-PH is a large, tabloid-size graphics arts and photograph scanner that is compatible with a large array of media and produces... [Read more]

Brother’s MFC-J6930DW All-in-One Tabloid (11″ by 14″) Inkjet Printer

Brother’s MFC-J6930DW All-in-One Tabloid (11″ by 14″) Inkjet Printer

PROS Prints, scans, copies, and faxes tabloid-size pages. Competitively fast. Low running costs. Single-pass auto-duplexing ADF. Three paper input sources. Good print quality overall. CONS Subpar graphics. BOTTOM LINE This business-centric color inkjet all-in-one printer is relatively fast, with good print quality, competitively low running costs, and flexible paper handling. Not long ago,... [Read more]

The World’s Smallest All-in-One Printer – HP’s DeskJet 3755 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

The World’s Smallest All-in-One Printer – HP’s DeskJet 3755 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

All of the major makers of inkjet printers offer at least one entry-level all-in-one (AIO) that not only prints, but also makes copies and can scan. A few of these models, such as Brother’s MFC-J480DW, also fax. All of the models in this class boast compact sizes and weights, for use in cramped environments such as home offices and school dormitories, and most are list-priced under $100, even if... [Read more]

Canon’s Entry-Level, Low-Volume ImageClass D570 Monochrome Laser All-in-One Printer

Canon’s Entry-Level, Low-Volume ImageClass D570 Monochrome Laser All-in-One Printer

PROS Good overall print quality. Respectable print speed. Relatively low price. Two paper input sources. CONS High running costs. Lacks automatic document feeder. No memory drive support. BOTTOM LINE Canon’s ImageClass D570 mono laser all-in-one printer produces good-looking text and passable graphics at a respectable speed for the price, but an ADF is sorely missing. A step down from... [Read more]

Greased Lightening and Impeccable Accuracy from Visioneer’s Patriot H80 Document Scanner

Greased Lightening and Impeccable Accuracy from Visioneer’s Patriot H80 Document Scanner

PROS Very fast scanning and saving to PDF. Above-average OCR accuracy. 10,000-page daily duty cycle. Comprehensive software bundle includes PDF creation and editing and document management software. CONS Pricey. Not notably faster than much-less-expensive sibling. BOTTOM LINE A remarkably fast workhorse document scanner, the Visioneer Patriot H80 is quicker and more accurate than most of its competitors,... [Read more]

PrecisionCore Speed and Output Quality – Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4720 All-in-One

PrecisionCore Speed and Output Quality – Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4720 All-in-One

Introduction, Design & Features It’s been some time (late 2012!) since Epson has updated its WorkForce Pro 4000 series of all-in-one business printers, and the new ones bear little resemblance, in terms of features, price, and appearance, to their predecessors. The WorkForce Pro WP-4590, for example, had no Wi-Fi connectivity and listed for $499.99, whereas the relatively new WorkForce Pro WF-4720... [Read more]

Terrific Scans, Copies, and Prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4730 All-in-One Printer

Terrific Scans, Copies, and Prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4730 All-in-One Printer

PROS Excellent print quality overall. Relatively fast. Competitively low running costs. Supports Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. Light and compact. CONS No multipurpose tray. Non-auto-duplexing ADF. BOTTOM LINE Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4730 all-in-one inkjet is fast and capable, and it supports just about every mobile connectivity feature available, but an auto-duplexing ADF would make it more attractive. Positioned... [Read more]

Two-Sided Scanning on the Road with Xerox’s Duplex Travel Scanner

Two-Sided Scanning on the Road with Xerox’s Duplex Travel Scanner

PROS Exceptional OCR accuracy. Scans two-sided pages in one pass. Robust, easy-to-use software. No power cable required. CONS A little slow. Slightly expensive. Requires a PC to operate. BOTTOM LINE The Xerox Duplex Travel Scanner may be a bit sluggish, but it scans two-sided pages in a single pass, and it’s highly accurate, making it a terrific choice for low-volume scanning on the road. The... [Read more]

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