Almost every phone includes a 3-, 5-, or 8-megapixel camera on the back, but how many of your memories go unprinted every year simply because it's a pain to get them off the memory card, plug it in, and print? With the right printer, you simply take a shot, hit print, and, boom--instant frame-ready photo. That's ditto for Word documents, PDFs, and web pages too. We reviewed four smart phone-friendly printers from leading vendors to help you decide which one belongs on your desk.
Not many printers can deliver price, quality, and a great design for just $159, but the Canon MG6120 makes it look easy. This printer/scanner/copier offers a duplexer for double-sided printing, kicks out sharp and colorful photos, and includes an application that can print any size image from your Android or iOS device. But how does this all-in-one printer stack up against the competition?
Price: $159.00 | Read Review
The Epson Artisan 835 All-in-One is a gorgeous printer/copier/scanner that combines a huge 7.8-inch color display with fast and high-quality printing. This $175 device also lets you print labels directly on CDs and DVDs and is compatible with two versatile iOS apps that allow printing over Wi-Fi. Add to that compatibility with all kinds of memory cards, and you have a superior all-in-one.
There are plenty of all-in-one printers, but how many boast their own 7-inch Android tablet? In addition to high-quality prints, compatibility with Apple's AirPrint, and the ability to e-mail documents to the printer itself, the HP PhotoSmart eStation C510 has a tablet that lets you print photos from Facebook and Flickr. Then again, $299 is far from cheap for a printer. Is the included tablet worth the splurge?
Price: $299.00 | Read Review
You don't have to spend a lot to get a printer that's connected and smart phone-friendly. For $99, the Kodak ESP C310 lets you print wirelessly from your PC or iOS device and helps you keep saving money with low-cost ink cartridges. While this all-in-one doesn't offer the bells and whistles and sky-high resolution of higher-end machines, the C310 gets the job done.
Price: $99.00 | Read Review