Canon goes on its lineage of successful Pixma transportable inkjet printers with all the iP100, an update from just last year's iP90v. These times, Canon increased the amount of ink nozzles and doubled the maximum resolution to 4, 800x1, 200 dpi shade. Thus, we've seen considerable improvements in both print speed and quality which make the transportable iP100 competitive with even some full-size printers. For $250, you never acquire some of great features of Hewlett-Packard's cellular partner including a multimedia card reader or optional Wi-Fi connection. Also nonetheless, we much prefer this Canon for the lower profile, its quick print speeds, an upgraded cartridge ready, as well as its total flexibility.
We like the design continuity in Pixma cellular line and also the simple aesthetic it gives. The iP100 looks virtually exactly the same as its predecessor, the iP90v. The human body has a matte-silver finish with glossy black part panels and report handling trays that stretch out of the device. Fortunately, the feedback tray holds 50 sheets of report, a 20-page jump from the iP90v. The right region of the printer houses an infrared interface to get in touch to IrMC 1.1-compatible mobiles, a USB 2.0 port, and a PictBridge interface for direct printing from compatible digicams. For an extra $50, Canon will throw in the BU-30, a Bluetooth adapter that plugs into the USB port, enabling you to print wirelessly from a laptop or mobile device. Regrettably, the iP100 lacks the built-in card audience which is included in the HP H470; people tend to be obligated to print via USB or through PictBridge port. There's also no Wi-Fi adapter available the iP100, anytime both of these features are absolute must-haves, the HP Deskjet 460c might be a better choice.
At 2.4 inches tall, 12.7 ins large, and 7.2 inches deep, the iP100 is obviously somewhat bigger and more substantial than just last year's design, nonetheless it however retains an inferior profile than its direct rival, the HP Officejet H470. From a portability standpoint, the iP100 is easily transportable, however it would-have-been great if Canon had included a carrying instance to protect the unit in transportation.