Easily print documents from your compatible smartphone or tablet with this Canon PIXMA MX492 all-in-one printer, which features wireless networking and is compatible with AirPrint and Google Cloud Print for a simple mobile-print solution.
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Cheap, Functional, but not "Great"
Posted by: Billyjoeray from: on
This is a pretty standard printer, although I am not really impressed with any of the features. They are all mostly "there" but they just kind of suck in comparison to printers I have used in the past.
I had need of a small all-in-one printer and while this one doesn't take up a lot of desk space, it is somewhat inconvenient to use.
The main pro of this printer is the rock bottom price and the small desktop footprint.
The print quality seems to be pretty decent too.
There are some cons that made me wish that I had spent some more on a nicer printer though:
In order to scan, you have to use the proprietary software, otherwise it doesn't seem to be able to "find" your computer on the network. This software is obnoxious and the default setting is to start with your computer, which can slow down your startup. While you can disable that, you will have to start the software before you can scan anything, which is annoying.
It does not do automatic 2-sided printing, either. You have to manually reinsert the print job in the correct orientation to print on the opposite side, which is very old-school and inconvenient.
Also, the interface on the printer, while functional, is really clunky and unpleasant to use.
I kind of regret being so cheap and buying this printer instead of a higher quality one. I don't think I would recommend this printer even if you only use it very rarely. It will make every time you DO use it extremely unpleasant.
33 out of 36 found this review helpful.
Great Quality, Value for Money
Posted by: NotHappyWithElectrolux from: on
For a Moderate User of a Printer, Such as printing shopping lists, coupons, invitations, photos, documents etc, This is a Fantastic Printer! Its price is hard to beat, and the support centers are in the USA incase you ever have any trouble. I would certainly recommend this printer if intact you would use it for any of these purposes.
15 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Great small footprint printer
Posted by: HFJJr from: on
Great small footprint printer that's not as easy to use as the next version up. However, it does everything the larger one does. Connection to Wi-Fi a little tedious.
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Cass from: on
Pros- printer easy to set up. Love how quick it prints and the quality of it. Prints and connected to wireless and wired devices painlessly. Phone, laptop, etc.
Cons-fax set up takes a bit of patience. After the set up it's easy. It's not that quiet, not the loudest either but there might be a quiet setting.
Setting up to fax last minute made me to want to throw it. Tip don't set it up right before you need to send a fax now. Take the time to go thru all of the install and there's some helpful videos online to guide you thru it. Get the software package from the website. The CDs didn't do me much good other than drivers or getting stuck due to mine being a 64 bit OS.
I really do love this one tho, despite the fax hair pulling. It's much better than their older version of this.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Great So Far!
Posted by: ChiRaf from: on
Great value for the money. I needed a printer with a fax machine, and one month later it has yet to disappoint. I'm still using the sample ink cartridge and have printed a couple dozen pages. I have yet to experience a paper jam or any such issues. Fax was a breeze to use.
Loses one star due to lack of coherent instructions, but once I figured it out, setup was a breeze with a WPS connection. If you don't have WPS, and are using a Mac, installation may be difficult depending on your iOS. I had to upgrade my iOS due to a malfunction in an older iOS.
Also, the on-screen display is a bit cheap, difficult to read, and lacks any serious features, but I don't really care about that.
All in all, it does its job well and is worth the money if you just need a cheap way to print.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Perfect Choice for the Occassional Printer
Posted by: thenewlyweds from: on
My husband and I only print occasionally, so we didn't feel the need to spend a lot of money on our printer. It's easy to use and compatible with iPhone and Android, which makes wireless printing a breeze because we don't have to move documents. It prints pictures pretty well, but I wouldn't recommend this model for professional photography. However it is perfect for scrapbooking and when we want to frame something. The only downside is it does not print both sides. You'd have to print odd pages and then flip them all and print even pages to use both sides of the paper. I personally think this printer is a great deal for a college student or people who just need something basic at home.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Great wireless printer
Posted by: Tbone from: on
Reason it was not given five stars is due to the ink cartridge running low quickly.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Less than I expected
Posted by: Tjay from: on
I bought this printer with some reservation but when my Epson died, I needed a printer quickly. The Canon was on sale, so the price and feature set was right. However after setting it up and using it now for a few weeks, it has some shortcomings. Set up was easy enough but I find after using it that it is less than I expected. Its noisy, has a large foot print, jams easy and goes through ink quickly. The control panel is all black and has unlighted markings so its not easy to read. The panel sits on top of the printer instead of in front, on a slant (like H-P, Epson, etc) and is not lighted. Its just an average printer that would have been a great printer 5 or 10 years ago, but it lacks the ergonomics and ease of use that we have come to expect in this iPhone standards world.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: greenmm from: las cruces,nm on
Prints are nice. However main reason purchased was for wireless printing. Tried several times to set up wireless. but will not work.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Jammed continuously -had to return it
Posted by: purplegranny from: on
Usually love Canon products, but this one was bad. Within first three weeks began jamming continuously and finally returned it for a replacement. Best Buy was great, no problem exchanging it.