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Get a Canon multifunction printer for $59.99

Don't let the compact size fool you. This MFP offers duplex printing, a 100-sheet ADF, and 802.11n Wi-Fi, among other handy features.

The Canon Pixma MG4120 prints, scans, and copies.
The Canon Pixma MG4120 prints, scans, and copies. Canon

We may be heading toward a paperless society, but we're not there yet. Everyone needs the occasional printed page, photocopy, and/or document scan.

But why spend big bucks for something you need only occasionally? If you have modest print/scan/copy needs, today's deal was tailor-made for you.

For a limited time, Staples has the Canon Pixma MG4120 all-in-one printer for $59.99 shipped (plus sales tax where applicable). It lists for $129.99 and sells elsewhere for around $80.

The Pixma packs an amazing feature set into its compact, 6 x 12 x 17.7-inch shell. For starters, it's wireless, meaning you can beam documents and photos to it from any PC as well as your smartphone or tablet (using Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint for iOS and Android). And because it supports 802.11n, it won't drag down network performance like older 802.11b/g peripherals.

Built for home and home-office chores, the MG4120 sports a 100-sheet paper tray, a 100-sheet auto document feeder (ADF), a 2.4-inch LCD, and a print engine that can crank out up to 10 pages per minute (monochrome).

Most impressive of all, it supports duplex (i.e. two-sided) printing, meaning you can get twice the bang for your paper buck. That's a pretty rare feature in a printer of this size and price point.

I think my only complaint with the MG4120 is that it uses two ink cartridges: one black and one tri-color. I definitely prefer individual ink tanks. What's more, I haven't found any cheap third-party cartridges for this model, though you can save money by using ink-refill kits. Same old song: the ink is where they get ya.

That universal truth being said, you might as well get the printer itself as cheaply as you can. And for $60, it's hard to imagine a cheaper MFP that's this well-rounded. Definitely worth a look.

Bonus deal: Today only, and while supplies last, Woot Sellout has the iGo Battery Charger with 8-AA batteries for $7.99, plus $5 for shipping. Just last night I paid $20 at Costco for a pack of 10-AA rechargeables -- without a charger! Needless to say, they're going back. I ordered three packs from Woot.

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