First up, thanks for the amazing response to Friday's Cheapskate post. Many of you shared some terrific deals!
Second, I'm still grinning ear-to-ear over MSU's at-the-buzzer win over Maryland yesterday. That has nothing to do with today's deal; I simply can't contain my jubilation.
OK, back to business. I'll never again buy a printer that doesn't have Wi-Fi. I mean, cables? Really? This is the 21st century, people. I'd sooner go back to using dot-matrix printers.
Very often you have to pay a premium for a Wi-Fi-equipped printer, but not today: OfficeMax … Read more
Apple has released a couple of updates for Epson and Lexmark printers for OS X 10.6. Not much is mentioned about the drivers, and they are said to include the "latest printing and scanning software" for Snow Leopard. If you are having troubles with your Epson or Lexmark printer, this update may help.… Read more
Families around the world are sure to take tons of digital snapshots of loved ones for the holiday season, but how to get the photos off the camera? Epson's new PictureMate Show compact photo printer brings images to life with a dual purpose: you can also use it as a digital photo frame.
The Show works as both a digital photo frame and a compact photo printer thanks to its small size and 7-inch WVGA tilt screen that beautifully displays hi-res photos. Transferring pictures to the viewer is made easy using the 270MB of internal memory, but there's also a media card reader and a USB port on the side for downloading images from any digital camera.
Once you have the photos loaded, you can perform simple edits like cropping or resizing, but you can also set the device to automatically correct your photos before printing.
Unlike other portable dye-sublimation printers, the Epson PictureMate Show uses the company's own proprietary "Advanced MicroPiezo" technology, optimized for photo printing. Epson tells us the product produces vibrantly colored 4x6-inch photos in 37 seconds, but we'll need to put it to the test before we give our official review.
The Epson PictureMate Show is available now for $300. More pics after the jump.… Read more
It's been years since the concept of a digital convergence was seriously debated. Today, it's rare to see a single-function electronic device.
Digital still cameras can record video, and camcorders can take still photos. Even cheap cell phones include cameras. There are Web browsers in cell phones, cameras, televisions, and digital picture frames. In fact, it seems like it's only a matter of time before everything with a battery or power cord will be connected to the Internet.
So it's a little startling to see a new gizmo that does nothing but display text, especially when … Read more
Previously, users had to take out the flash media from their cameras and plug it into the gadget to start the file transfer. But with the upgrade, shutterbugs can connect selected Canon or Nikon dSLRs to the photo viewer via USB and images captured will be sent to both the memory card and Epson device simultaneously.
Other than tethering, the upcoming firmware update also adds remote shutter function and this lets users … Read more
One gripe I have with electronic viewfinders is that they're usually low-resolution displays with slower response times. Also, their color rendition is typically not as good as LCD's. But Epson's newly developed EVF seeks to correct all the flaws, and the company states that this can even replace optical viewfinders.
Epson's new EVF will utilize a 1.44-megapixel TFT color panel made from high-temperature polysilicon. It measures 1.2 inches diagonally and has a color filter to prevent tonal breakup when viewing fast-moving subjects through the EVF.
The Japanese firm is targeting its new product at … Read more