We didn't this was possible--nor did we ever think we'd be writing about it--but the quality of Hello Kitty laptops seems to be in serious decline. In previous forays into portable computing, the Sanrio emissary at least tried to look different in retaining its "unique" image, even when its mood turned black. But lately it's been reduced to cheesy skins that look like cheap stick-on decals.
Here's the scoop: Buy.com has the Epson Stylus CX7450 printer/scanner/copier for $70. They also have a deal going where you can get a $70 mail-in rebate if you purchase a digital camera at the same time. Any digital camera. Like the $9.99 Argus Keychain Digital Camera. Add $6.79 for shipping and your out-the-door price is $86.78. Final price after rebate: $16.78. Woo!
The CX7450 employs four separate ink cartridges (one each for black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) and promises print speeds of up to 28 pages per minute. It includes a memory-card … Read more
Though Epson's U.S. division has been mum on the subject, its U.K. division has announced the new Stylus Photo R1900 printer. I wouldn't be surprised if there are some minor differences between the U.K. and U.S. versions of the printer, but for you big Epson fans in America, here's what we know about the printer announced across the pond: Like the R1800, the R1900 can print images up to 13-inches wide, can lay down ink drops as small as 1.5 picoliters, and uses an 8-ink-tank system. However, the R1900 uses an updated … Read more
If you're an avid photographer when you go on vacation, you've probably faced the problem of what to do when your memory cards fill up. Do you lug along a laptop or do you buy a potentially expensive handful of memory cards to swap out? Epson presents a different solution today: the P-5000 Multimedia Storage Viewer. This device features an 80GB hard drive, two media card slots, and a 4-inch LCD screen for viewing. To free up space on your camera's memory cards, simply slip the card into one of the P-5000's slots and offload the … Read more
Epson announced today two new members of its PictureMate family of portable, standalone snapshot printers: the Dash and Zoom. Both are dedicated 4x6 printers that can produce borderless photos in as little as 37 seconds, according to Epson. Both models offer 3.6-inch preview LCDs on which you can edit photos or watch a slide show. You can resize photos, edit them, or change the color treatment without touching your PC. Built-in memory card slots and a PictBridge-enabled USB port let you print from memory cards, digital cameras, and USB flash drives; if you want to print wireless via Bluetooth, … Read more
Epson today announced its new V500 Photo color scanner. It's geared for advanced photo hobbyists at a price of $250. It uses Epson's ReadyScan LED technology, which cuts out warm-up time entirely and cuts scanning time. The 6400dpi scanner allows users to make enlargements of up to 17x22 inches, from film or prints. The scanner also lets you scan negatives--35mm, slides, and medium format--using the included guides.
The V500 Photo scanner comes with two photo restoration programs--Digital ICE and Epson Easy Photo Fix. The former removes dust and scratches from film, while the latter restores faded photos and … Read more
Epson announced three additional printers to its fall lineup today, all photo-oriented, consumer-grade printers. The Stylus Photo R280 is a single-function printer that's housed in a slim, low-profile body. Epson claims it can produce 4x6 photo prints in as little as 11 seconds. The Stylus Photo RX595 is a $150 multifunction that prints, scans, and copies. It features built-in memory card slots, a PictBridge-enabled USB port, and the ability to print directly on inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs. The Stylus Photo RX680 features everything that the RX595 provides, plus an auto duplexer and additional paper input, for $200. All three … Read more
Epson announced today four new members of its inkjet printer lineup, ranging in price from $70 to $150. Three of the four are multifunctions. The $90 Stylus C120 is a single-function printer that offers print speeds of up to 25 pages per minute (ppm). It also has a "quiet mode" that slows down printing, but minimizes noise levels for quiet environments.
The $70 Stylus CX7400 is the bottom tier of the three multifunctions. It offers print, scan, copy, and PC-free photo print functions. Features include built-in memory card slots; 28 ppm black and color printing; auto photo correction; … Read more
Epson's immodestly named "Perfection V200" not only handles the usual flat images, but its lid lifts 180 degrees to scan 3D objects as well in 4800-dpi resolution, according to CrunchGear. And at just $99, it won't break the budget when these machines are inevitably crushed at holiday office parties.