I tend to shy away from techie reviews. It’s not because I don’t appreciate new products that promise to make my life easier, it’s just that I’m tech-shy and am always intimidated by the learning curve of something new, especially when that something is a product I rely on every day. I need things to simply work.
We were due for a new printer so when I had the opportunity to check out the new Kodak Hero 9.1 All-in-One Printer that promises to be 4 gifts in 1, I was willing to give it a shot, though I worried if I’d end up frustrated and missing my old computer in the end. I am so glad I said yes because I absolutely love my new printer and have been telling friends about it when given the opportunity.
The Kodak Hero 9.1 All-in-One Printer is a printer, scanner, copier and fax machine. My old printer had 3 of the 4 features so you’d think this wouldn’t be a big deal. One element that I haven’t mentioned, that changes everything, is that this printer is wireless! Not only can I print documents and photos from my computer, but also from my smart phone!
Up until now, printing or scanning anything was a pain. The printer was attached to our desktop computer in the basement, which meant that when I wanted to print something I had to first email it to an account on that computer, then negotiate with my 7 year old to use “his” computer, then print the document. Scanning to email something was even worse – scan, email it to myself on my laptop, come upstairs, send email. Ugh.
Now? Life is easy. The Kodak Hero 9.1 All-in-One Printer resides in the corner of our dining room (on top of a Bento storage box!) and this week I was able to print a contract, sign it, scan it onto a SD card, pop the card in my laptop and mail it off all in about 4 minutes! I realize that I could keep this printer anywhere, since it’s wireless, and have debated finding a home for it in our bedroom but my dining room serves as a makeshift office most days so this works out well.
I’m a little print happy – printing things that I normally wouldn’t because it was too much of a process before – because I can do it now with just one click! It’s ok though, because the printer ink for this printer is ridiculously cheap ($9.99 for black and $19.99 for color!)
This printer just makes it so easy, it makes me want to be more organized because it’s such a breeze to get things done. The touch screen is a real perk and again, it just helps make everything that much easier.
I even attempted printing photos at home which is something I’ve never done before. I usually send them online to the store and pick them up eventually when I remember! Now, I’m able to grab a cute shot and print it to add in a card before I mail it without even leaving the house!
I think it’s pretty obvious I’m a big fan of this printer – technology that’s easy to use, technology that makes my life easier, and all from a reliable and trusted brand, Kodak! You can find this printer online at the Kodak.ca store for $249.99 (out of stock the last I looked!) – Kodak also suggests looking at Buy.com Canada where it’s currently listed at $223.99 with $30.75 shipping. Also, of course, check at your favorite store to see if they have it in stock. This is a great gift for the entire household, as it has so many uses from helping the casual shutterbug print photos at home to the at-home professional that wants to scan, print and fax with ease.
I wouldn’t leave you out this holiday season! While Kodak didn’t have a second Hero 9.1 All-in-One printer to give away, they did offer me a second awesome Kodak printer for my Canadian readers! Check out the Kodak ESP 9250 All-in-One Printer! It’s wireless, like my printer, so you can print from your laptop, cell phone, or tablet! It has an SD card slot too, so you can view and print photos via the SD card or wirelessly. Fax and scanning capabilities are there too! I know the winner of this printer is going to love it as much as I love mine!
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