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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sensible, convenient, compelling printer choice

    Posted
    TECHBEENGOOD
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    HP Tango: I’m probably like a lot of people in the ways I use my printer. I often want to directly print from my phone/tablet. I don’t want to think about the process or whether the ink level is adequate. I want my recipes, or directions, or photos of my family . . . now. The HP is a success for me. It has SMART features (Voice Activation via Alexa/Google/Cortana, Print/Scan from anywhere), which I didn’t find necessary for my purpose, but you may find useful. In the final analysis, the HP manages to be sensible, practical, convenient, and attractive . . . all while generating great looking photos and documents. SETUP: EASY. The directions are on one heavy stock card, and a (simple) 2 page brochure. Plug in, turn on, download the APP for your phone (Google or Apple) and the LED colors on the front of the Tango let you know where you are in the process. I also installed my printer on my MacBook Pro (OS10.13) with no difficulty. After I finished the printer prep, everything went well. Paper feed is the more reliable gravity feed, which should minimize paper jams or misses. I had one misfeed, and a printer icon notified me. The printer knew which page needed to be reprinted. PRINTING: FLEXIBLE and RELIABLE. Printing from my phone was very simple. I chose the TANGO printer after selecting which picture I want printed. I EDIT (crop / color, etc) in my photo App first, before sending to the printer. You can directly SELECT the TANGO printer or you can select HP SMART which gives you a few more printing controls. The former appears to default to your last print setting of copies, paper size, and B&W/color. HP SMART allows you to modify copies, print quality, grayscale, paper size. and paper type. Photo printouts are fairly slow under BEST quality; standard paper (B&W) printouts are quite fast. PHOTO QUALITY: VERY GOOD. The results are pretty, colorful, frameless (up to 5x7”) photos which looked like the quality my local photo processors (pharmacies/stores). However, I can go back and apply special effects, or crop more closely, or choose to print more . . . seeing the results immediately. I used heavier, high gloss print paper to get my best photo results. Even 8.5x11” color prints were bright, contrasty, and flawless using HP’s 3-color+black system. Be mindful of the resolution of your originals . . . blowups of low resolution images will soften. Can you get better color with more expensive, multicolor (5, 8,10) ink cartridge printers? Of course, but not at this price. The Tango is so easy and reliable, it is easy to get addicted to printing out your trips, your kids (and especially grandkids). Oh, and it prints out B&W documents, full color documents, with very nice and readable text. COSTS: FLEXIBLE, maybe even a bargain. This brings us to the very interesting HP INSTANT INK supply options which help you ensure your printer is ready when you are. I’ll summarize here, and add that this is my first time seriously considering subscribing to an ink supply program. . . because it looks like it could save me money. The PRINTING PLANS: Occasional Printer, $2.99/mo (50 pages/mo and you can roll over 50 pages ); Moderate printer, $4.99/mo (100 pages/mo and you can roll over 100 pages); Frequent printer, $9.99/mo (300 pages/mo and roll over 300 pages). But, prints UNDER 5x7” from mobile devices aren’t charged against your plan!!! Let me repeat . . Photo prints up to 5x7 inches printed from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet are free. SUMMARY. HP is the sensible, convenient, compelling printer choice in the low priced ink-jet printer category. It’s even attractive in a modern, compact, non-techy way, so it fits into any home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unique printer.

    Posted
    computerboy
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    HP Tango is an unusual printer. Marketed as an all in one printer, it depends on the app that is installed on your smart phone to work. As a "scanner" it literally uses your telephone to take the photos to work. The app supports voice activation. There are no USB, nor ethernet connectors for a hardwired connection to your computer at all. Everything is done initially using your smart phone. The differences between Tango Versus Tango X is the fabric "case" that folds around the printer. I believe it comes in blue or gray color. The printer itself is white and it looks like it was designed by Apple. The printer is about eight pounds and you can have up to 50 sheets of paper in the feeder. Again there is no scanner hardware built into this printer nor there is an automatic sheet feeder (for the scanner function) either. You have to use your smart phone for that, and it is for occasional scanning or copying only. Don't expect to scan a hundred pages. If you want to print from your desktop or laptop, you can download Windows drivers from the Hewlett-Packard website but the initial set up has to be done with the smart app. This can be a little frustrating for those who are not very good with computers. The smart app allows you to print to the printer from your smart phone locally, or even remotely. It shows you other notifications such as print job completion, ink level, errors through the Wi-Fi in your house, or Wi-Fi direct locally or over the cellular network when you are away. The app even tells you how much paper you have in the input tray – approximation, not exact "how many pieces of paper are in the try" amount. The print speed is about average. I tried to print a full page graphic and it took 40 seconds. When printed on a four by six photo paper, it takes about one minute. It only prints on one side. You will have to flip the paper over to print on the back side. This printer can only print borderless photos up to five by seven inch. Not bigger. Regular documents of course can be printed on a letter sized paper. Keep in mind this is not a heavy duty printer. While it is small enough to be carried around, it is not one of their office jet mobile printers that has a built-in battery. You still have to plug it into a power source. An interesting thing about this printer is that Hewlett-Packard offers "instant ink program" which charges you a monthly fee and the printer monitors your usage and send you a new cartridges as needed through the mail. The highest level is 300 pages per month at USD9.99 per month – it turns out about 3 1/2 cents for both black and color pages. Hewlett-Packard has sweetened the deal for people who take a lot of photos with their smart phone. Every five by seven or smaller photo that you print from your smart phone is free. How many you print makes no difference. These smart phone snapshots will not count against your instant ink page consumption/subscription. (You will have to pay for the photo paper yourself.) You cannot take advantage of this offer by printing from your computer. It must be done through your smart phone. I am not sure if there is a way to circumvent this by uploading a photo from your computer to your smart phone via a USB connector and printed through the smart phone. (The thought just occurred to me and I have not tried it. I am not aware if the Hewlett-Packard software's license prohibits this.) So basically if you only print up to five by seven inches photos through your smart phone it will be free as long as you maintain the instant ink subscription. If you print a lot of photos and just a few documents per month, the cost can be kept pretty low. Otherwise it could get expensive as the HP 64xl inks can cost $50 (for black and color set.) Generally HP ink cartridges have its own built-in printheads so they usually cost more. If you want to print a lot of documents and do ocassional photos and have access to an automatic document feeder/copier, it is better to get a real all in one printer. And if you really really want to save money on ink, other makers sell printers with huge ink tanks (and the ink comes in a bottle and you just fill the ink tank with it) and their cheapest models cost less than an HP Tango printer. So recommended, but with reservation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small, streamlined & connected

    Posted
    Kris
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    The Tango printer is small with a very minimalist, clean-looking case. The only things in the box are the printer, ink cartridges, power cord.and 3 info. cards; a quick start guide, a guide to what the different-colored lights on the printer mean and setup info for the automatic ink ordering feature. There is no traditional software to load but you do have to install the HP Smart app on every device that you want to print from. At least I think so. The app guides the setup process. With the app installed I first opened an email on my iPhone and tried to print and it went right through. Next test was a word document on my PC. The computer couldn’t find the Tango even though they were on the same Wi-Fi network. I went to the Microsoft store and downloaded and installed the HP Smart app onto my PC and the document was able to print with no issues. It’s a bit annoying to have to use an app to access the printer settings but it’s the only way as there are no buttons on the Tango except for “power” and “WI-FI”. Not really a big deal, just different than I’m used to. Print quality is good and with the app installed on 2 iPhones, 3 iPads and 2 PC’s every device was able to print to the Tango. The Tango doesn’t have a scanner bed but you’re supposed to be able to scan by taking pictures of what you want to scan and sending it to the Tango, which then converts them to PDF but that’s not something I will do. I’ll stick with my dedicated scanner as there are better saving/formatting options available. I appreciate the size and look of the Tango and the app, while a tad inconvenient to install on ALL devices that will need printing capabilities, is simple to use and allows access to all settings and function options. It’s probably a good deal as the monthly charge seems very reasonable at $2.99 for 50 pages/month up to $9.99 for 300 pages/month but I declined to enter the Instant Ink program. I’ll buy ink as needed instead of a monthly subscription as my printing needs vary greatly from month to month. All in all, the Tango is a lot of printer in a small package and will certainly meet the needs of most home/home office users. 1 star off for no function buttons on the printer, app install on every device and lack of instructions. I know the instructions are available online and some users appreciate the app-only function control but call me old fashioned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Easy to Setup Printer

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    Samrio
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    If you're looking for a small printer, that's semi-portable, prints great quality pictures and documents, and has a great app experience, buy this one! I unboxing was an experience in itself. This printer is really nice looking, and is packed very well! It comes with two ink cartridges (black & color), and a bottom tray that stores the printed paper tray neatly underneath. Setup was a breeze! All you need to do is install the HP app (scan the QR code on the inside of the box for a quick link launch), plug the printer in and power it on(don't need to have the cartridges in yet), and then connect the printers broadcasted WiFi connection (shows up as HP Tango and some numbers). Once powered on, you'll see a nice light show from the LED lights hidden behind the front casing, and hear some light audible tones. The LED's won't blind you, and the tones aren't loud enough to be annoying, just sound like a relaxing chime (you just have to hear it). If you have an iOS 12 (not sure about 11) device for the setup, your iPhone will actually walk you through the "Accessory Setup" and connect the printer to your WiFI network with a push of the button. Once the accessory setup is done, you can use the HP App, hit "Add Printer" and it connects quickly! You can see the status of your printer, and adjust settings from within the app (such as renaming it). What I really liked, was when I launched Google Chrome browser on my Mac, it immediately identified that the printer was Google Cloud ready! When I confirmed my desire to register it, the printer printed an instruction sheet, and the panel on top of the printer began to display some indicator lights. You just have to tap the "i" button when prompted. This printer was very well thought out and designed. It's one of the smallest, quickest, and nicest printers I've ever owned. It is just a printer, with a great experience, so don't expect to use it as an All In One. This is great for minimal documents, or avid photo printing! If you're looking at this wondering, is it worth it! Yes it is!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slim shape. Fast printing. Easy to use

    Posted
    SL7977089
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    I like the HP approach to make a printer that is basically made for portable devices. As everybody know now, most of us (people) are using portable devices (phones and tablets...) more than wired devices like desktops. Most of the time when you get one of these wifi enabled printer, you may still need the help of a computer to do most of the tasks (installations, management, ... etc) With this Tango printer from HP all the functions can be done easily using your portable device. I used my iPHone X to setup this one. The iOS recognized that I am trying to add a device to the network. It took care of it for me automatically. I didn't even had to enter my WiFi password or anything. After installing the app, I was able to check the printer status, change and modify the settings, print photos from my phone and also use some camera related functions like scanning and making copy. The file explorer for the printer can retrieve printable materials from your phone or from other on the cloud services (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, ...) Printing speed was fairly fast (tried couple images) with very good quality on regular paper type. The good thing about this printer (I was surprised) that it also support Instant Ink program. I have another HP printer (Envy 4520) that I am using with Instant ink for years now. It helps not worrying about ordering/buying ink supplies. I am not fan of Alexa, Siri or Google voice commands. I am kind of old school. I bet somebody would like to have this feature on their devices. I am sure I will be messing with them later this weekend. I like to be on the updated side. In summary: Small package (acceptable size for a printer), nice design (user friendly), relatively a quite printing and fully compatible with mobile devices. Old style printers (not supporting mobile devices) will become obsolete soon I guess. It would be perfect, for this Tango, if it was completely wireless... No power cord required unless for charging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact & Stylish Printer with Instant Ink Feature

    Posted
    Selva
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    HP - Tango Wireless Instant Ink Ready Printer is very easy setup. It came with printer, power card, one black and one color cartridges along with quick setup guides. I have downloaded HP smart app in app store and setup was done less than 5 mins. It automatically detected the printer and connected to home network quickly. After installing the cartridges, it automatically did the alignment. It was one of the smooth and best installation experience. During setup, it will ask to sign up HP instant ink (two month free trial if you sign up during setup) with various monthly plan options starting as low as $2.99 per month with 50 pages. You can select the plan depending upon on number of prints per month. If ink is getting low, it automatically order the ink for you which is really convenient. I like the compact size of this printer and it has very stylish look. The LED colors are very useful to indicate the status of printing. It also indicate if there is no paper in phone app as well on the printer. I have installed the software in my PC and able to print without any issues. If you print 5x7 photos, it is free and it does not count to your monthly page limit. I was able to print the document from google drive from phone. The print results are really good and i did print a photo with the samples provided with printer. I was amazed with the quality of photo print. The Tango printer is very easy to use and very convenient to print from anywhere. This is one of the best printer i have ever owned. Please sign up for HP Instant ink and you will never worry about running out ink. I highly recommend this printer for home and office use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish & Fun, App Friendly Printer

    Posted
    Janine
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    First off, I want to state how very impressed I was with this HP Tango Wireless Instant Ink Ready Printer. My previous experience with HP products has been “hit or miss,” but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I’ve sincerely enjoyed using this printer. To begin with, the printer was packaged well, the graphics on the box bright, and the item’s description inviting; all of which made me want to open it up and see what was inside. Please note, you WILL need to download the HP Smart App from either the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android devices. This app is required to not only setup your HP Tango Wireless Printer, but also to make use of its many great features. With the HP Smart App, you can order new ink cartridges using HP’s ‘Instant Ink’ service, print photos stored on your connected mobile device or from Facebook/Instagram, print documents from files stored on a Box/Dropbox/Evernote/Google Drive account, as well as, scan and copy images using your mobile device’s camera. Although I miss being able to scan documents or make copies using the printer device itself, this printer does what it was designed for, and it does that remarkably well - print/scan/copy wirelessly from your connected mobile device/s using the HP Smart App. And I can’t fault it for that. There are a few notable features about this HP Tango Wireless Printer which I’d like to highlight. The simple, clean, yet modern look of the printer itself will fit with any decor, and the compact size of this device won’t take up a lot of room, no matter whether it’s used in a home or office. The printer’s Edge Lighting is both fun (I really love it when electronics have these “little extra” features) and useful in letting you know how the device is functioning. I also like that this printer only needs two ink cartridges, and that they are reasonably priced. As a nice added bonus, HP includes a few sheets of 4”x6” Advanced Photo Paper. The pictures I printed were bright, crisp and clear. The only ‘con’ I’d mention is that sometimes it can be a bit tricky to pop the lid open in order to get to the ink cartridges, but I think that’s more an issue of user finesse (or lack thereof), rather than something being wrong with the lid mechanism. And with that, I can honestly recommend giving this HP Tango Wireless Instant Ink Ready Printer a try, especially if you are wanting a printer that can also copy and scan from a mobile device; one which requires the use of an app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ease of use, Flimsy

    Posted
    JorgeST
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    This is my second wireless printer that i own. My other is for office use, so this one is primarily for photos. First of all let me say that knowing my past experience with wifi printers my hopes were low for a positive experience. With that being said, this printer is solid. Before i get too far into the technical review of this printer i need to say how impressed i was with the unboxing. I felt as if i was opening a treasure chest. It gave me a real positive start to the visuals. The companion app that is to be used with this printer is a piece of cake to use. Select, print, done. Literally 2 steps. The app is truly an all in one when it comes to functionality of this printer. The design of the products is compact, super compact. The printer alone is only about 3 inches thick, this impressed me immensely. My old printer is the size of a dishwasher. Comparing the nearly side by side was quite eye opening... how far the technology has come in the past ~8 years. The only real gripe i had about the printer was that i felt as though the material it was constructed out was on the flimsy side. I must note that it has not fallen apart or anything like that, but the plastic does seem a little light weight.. but then again that might be a good thing depending how you look at it. All in worth picking up due to its ease of use and compact design

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Take my 5 starts

    Posted
    Zaid
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    Wow! This smart printer is cutting edge, every single feature in it works perfectly. Compact size, paper tray, indication light, power brick is eleminated finally, printer app on smartphone is well created and responsive. I like the idea of being free of having my phone or tablet or computer connected to the same local wifi in order to order print and take advantage of features of the printer. HP came up with this smart compact printer to eliminate all the headache where I can print from anywhere at no limits. I tested it by turning off my wifi on my iPhone and select print from anywhere and just like that “done” magically and also I can scan documents or pictures from its application on smartphone that allows the smartphone camer to open up and do the scanning and send it to printer directly, Also I like the design of the app is friendly designed and easy to use. HP printer icon shows the status of where you are printing from whether its local wifi or cloud based “anywhere” so happy with this smarty printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Unique Compact Printer

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    LindaCT
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    First and foremost, I got the HP Tango printer primarily for printing photos and was impressed with the visual quality in the photos I have printed. The HP Tango has a small, compact design that makes it easy to put anywhere there is an outlet, and with a wireless connection it doesn’t have to be near your computer to use it. You do need to download the app to use this printer whether it be on your cell phone, laptop or PC. With the app on your phone you can print from anywhere, even away from home. The app lets you know when you are low on ink and will order it for you (if you have it set up with a credit card and print 50 pictures or more a month at a minimal cost). I personally don’t print a whole lot of pictures and don’t think I need this particular feature, but if you do print up to or over 50 pictures in a month this would be the way to go. It has high color resolution so you can print good quality photos, brochures, etc. Prints borderless photos up to 5 x 7, otherwise there is a small border around an 8 x 10. There are only two ink cartridges to worry about. The printer comes with a tricolor and a black ink cartridge and they are not very expensive to replace. It is compatible with Alexa Echo, Google Assistant and Cortana. I haven’t had a need to set this up as yet. However, this is just a nice added feature. I highly recommend this printer for average use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat little printer

    Posted
    Motorpenguin
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    It came packaged well with a card telling me to plug it in, download the app, and follow instructions from the app. If you can find apps in the app store, you'll do fine with setup. They gave clear instructions for each step with visuals--quite the nice process. It comes with the ink and a few 4x6 photo sheets for you to test printing photos. You'll need to supply your own plain paper. When I printed a photo through the HP app, the quality wasn't that great and I was a little disappointed. However, when I went to my photo library on my phone and printed directly from there, the photo printed edge-to-edge and looks great! I went ahead and signed up for the instant ink, since on our other printer I pay $36 or more for ink, probably once a year or so. It says photos printed from your phone that are 5x7 or smaller don't count against your monthly page plan, so that's nice that they won't count against the page count in the plan. It's a nice small footprint for wherever you need to place it. It was easy to setup on both my phone/app and Mac. It showed right up in my printers available for both devices after installation. The doc print wasn't quite as crisp as I'd like, and the cost is a little higher than other printers, but with the super easy setup and use I would prefer to rate his 4.5 stars. If you need a scanner and super high quality document printing, this probably isn't for you. If you do occasional "regular household" and photo printing, I'd recommend you consider it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Printer for Small Spaces

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    GeekGirl10
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    The HP Tango is smaller than most printers I've seen, and it's easy to fold up the tray and slide it out of the way. There is an optional cloth cover that disguises the printer if you want to keep you tech out of the way. If you are tight on space, this is a good option. Print quality is quite good- the blacks look exceptionally dark and crisp. I printed a photo from my phone and it was okay. Not pro quality, but probably worth hanging on your refrigerator. The ink cartridges are extremely small. The Tango is compatible with the HP Instant Ink Subscription Service. You pay a monthly subscription fee for a set number of pages (For example 2.99 for 50 pages) and HP monitors your ink level and automatically ships ink when you need it. Pictures printed from your phone are free and don't count towards your page count. I'm not entirely sold on this model, but if you decide to opt out, be prepared to replace the ink cartridges regularly. This is a "smart" printer and requires, at minimum, a Wifi Direct connection to work. You must download the HP app to your phone to set-up the printer. You must also download software on each device you want to connect to the printer. I had a few hiccups with the mobile app, but the computer app was easier to set-up. There is no screen, so any information the printer sends you (Network status, printer email address, printer activation code) are printed on paper. Pros: Small size, Good Print Quality, Modern design Cons: Small Ink Cartridges, Complicated set-up, no screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic little basic printer

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    Mirvana
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    I have to say that my wife and I both LOVE this printer. It was extremely easy to set up and is so compact that we were able to put it down in an empty shelf in our reading room. However, it’s got an extremely handsome design that’s very minimal. Honestly, it’s so sleek that I’d almost prefer to have it sitting out somewhere since it’s so aesthetically pleasing. Setup does require you to download the HP Smart app. However, once you’ve completed setup, you can delete the app and still use the printer through AirPrint on Apple devices. I can’t confirm whether or not that’s the case with Android devices. I would highly highly recommmend this printer. We just got a much more expensive printer from a different brand that has been terribly unreliable (always loses connection with our network). This printer was a breath of fresh air. Good work HP.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Printer from HP

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    Honestreviewer151987
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    This printer has got one of the coolest looks. In fact, it matches my HP Spectre White laptop. Setup was quite simple, I used the HP Smart App to configure the printer and connected to the home wifi network. Two cartridges (1 color and 1 mono) were easy to install into the printer. As soon as the cartridges were plugged in, the lights on the printer indicated that the setup is complete and the printer is ready to go. The only confusing part in this printer is the flashing blue/ green / yellow lights. This could have been a little different and better. All buttons on this printer are feather-touch. No physical hard press buttons. The printer came with 5 4X6 sheets of HP photo paper. I printed a photo of my puppy and was really impressed with the colors on the photo. It is super clear. It took 5 seconds to print a 4X6 photo, which means it is pretty quick. Then I printed 10 sheets of paper and the prints were out within a few seconds. HP offers ink subscription that is quite reasonable. Overall, this wifi printer is a fantastic product from HP and I would recommend this to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little smart printer

    Posted
    Prat
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    HP Tango is a unique, sleek, portable smart printer. It is easy to setup and pairs with any phone quickly as well. It is voice activated. You can use it with Cortana, Alexa or Google Assistant, but make sure you are on the same network. Using the HP app, you can print from anywhere easily. This one doesn't have a in-built scanner. You use the app to scan documents and send it to printer. HP offers HP Instant Ink paid plan, with which you can print photos from your phone for free. Otherwise, the ink cartridges seem to be a bit expensive comparatively. This printer is also supported by IFTTT if you have lot of IoTs. I like the fact that this printer uses two ink cartridges, one of black and another for color instead of the four CYMK cartridges. There are no ports on the printer. All the setup and configurations are done via the phone app. You use the app to know the ink levels, how many papers are in the tray, etc. The print quality is really good. Overall I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a small portable smart printer for basic printing needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Simple design, cool concept for reordering ink

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    TechNerd
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    I had the chance to try out the HP Tango. The printer is a really simple but functional printer. No bells and whistles, just setup and print. HP is moving towards making sure you're always stocked with ink so you don't run out at the worst time, where HP has introduced HP Instant Ink. It's a monthly low price subscription that HP automatically sends you black or color inks depending on your plan. The printer itself is really plain wireless printer that works with anything that can connect to wifi network. Like most printers you can also print photos along with your normal printing needs. The printer will take the standard 4x6 photo paper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Compact (Alexa compatible) with some caveats

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    MoBuy
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    This is a small nice looking printer that prints well via wifi. It prints quietly and smoothly and the fun thing about it is that you can ask Alexa to print shopping lists, daily comics, etc... But beware! This is one very limited printer. No scanning, no USB port, no cable, and expensive ink. Beware the Instant Ink program. Big Brother is in full swing here in exchange for your ink (soul) he will monitor page counts, ink levels, types of documents you print, and they will share your information: what printer, retailer, name, address, serial # printer, and email. I wish I had purchased the HP OfficeJet 250 - it has a lot more features and is far more versatile.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, setup is not clear...

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    knamed2016
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    I was really surprised by a few functions of this printer and how unintuitive it was to setup. The printer once you get it installed actually works really well as a simple printer. The scan functionality is dependent on your cell phone or web cam to take a picture. I found the software was inconsistent on automatically picking up the documents. Also if you scan multiple documents it would just save them all as one PDF file. That was frustrating and not clear. The nice thing is once you have it working then it auto installed on my other systems using my account. The print speed is decent and the print quality is on par with all non-ink jet printers. I would recommend this printer but don't give up when installing it. You will be surprised at the quality

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty close to perfect.

    Posted
    AverageConsumer
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    This printer is one of the smallest printers I've ever seen. Comes with everything you need except paper.One gripe I had before we get to performance is the app... It makes it very clear you need to pair every device using the app or it wont work. This seems counter productive for simplicity sake. What the saving grace is the quality of the prints which I use for printing out flyers and it makes it look way more professional than the one I was using. Last thing they have a subscription service with ink and paper and it's actually not bad, ud recommend that too. Hope this review helps you decide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great printing quality

    Posted
    amberkayyy
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    Setting up WiFi was a pain but I just installed to have it print from my computer instead which made it so much easier since I don’t need to print from my phone because I don’t leave my house. Like ever! But I’ve been looking for a few several years for a printer that prints great quality photos and this is it for me! Crisp and clear, quick, compact size, and looks great! I had a Dell all in one for about 400 and it was complete garbage. Very happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend