Try as I might, I just can't escape paper. The waiver I need to bring to my next mud-run? Paper. The quotes I need to compare from deck builders? Paper. The contract that needs to be signed and faxed (or at least emailed) back? Yep.
If it's the same for you, perhaps you're in the market for a new multifunction printer (MFP). Like this one: Today only and while supplies last, Woot has the Canon Pixma MX472 all-in-one printer for $39.99, plus $5 for shipping. Unlike a lot of Woot stuff, this is new, not refurbished.
The MX472 prints, scans, copies, and faxes. It features a 30-sheet auto document feeder, a four-color ink cartridge system, and, best of all, wireless connectivity. You don't have to tether the printer to your PC; instead, just plug it into the most convenient AC outlet and connect it to your home (or office) Wi-Fi network.
So, not only can you print and scan without wires from any PC, you can print from mobile devices as well: The MX472 supports both AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. That's great for everything from emailed attachments to vacation snapshots (the Pixma can produce borderless 4x6-inch prints).
I haven't used this model myself, nor has CNET reviewed it. But over at Amazon, where it sells for $60, the user reviews average right around 4 stars. At Best Buy ($70), they're higher still. And PC Magazine gave it fairly high marks, the only major con being its lack of an Ethernet port.
As with any printer, you'll want to investigate the price of replacement ink cartridges, which always represent the real cost of the machine. But like I always say, you can't escape the need for ink/toner, so you might as well get the best deal you can on the hardware. And 40 bucks?! That's an impossibly good deal.
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Bonus deal No. 2: Calling all Mac users! There's a new software bundle with your name on it. The MacHeist NanoBundle 5 gives you nine apps with a combined value of $610. Your price: $19.99. (Actually, only seven of them are unlocked thus far, and there's no guarantee the remaining two will be. So in reality, the value is closer to $400. Nothing wrong with that, though!)
And while you're there, be sure to click that "Supercharge your Dropbox" banner to score a free year of Spotdox Pro, which would normally run you $24. Spotdox makes all your desktop files available via your Dropbox account, not just those you've, er, dropped.