In this day and age we are all getting more and more technical equipment. We are talking everything from mobile cell phones, mini laptops and other more or less functional gadgets. Some of these gadgets are wireless and some will need to operate by being plugged into a wall plug. If you are like most of the privileged people living in the developed countries you are probably getting more and more sick of wires and would rather be without. I know that I would.
And one of the areas where we are starting to see some great progress is in the printer area. We have all been used to having some kind of printer at home and now more and more families owns all-in-one printers that are a scanner, a copier, a printer and a photo printing device. But even with such technical wonders we want more.
That is why the major printer companies such as Hewlett Packard and Canon have started producing wireless printers such as the HP OfficeJet 6500 or the Canon Pixma. And the fact is that these machines have become very popular and widespread. But before you run out and buy one of these items you would want to think twice. Because not only are they more expensive than similar printers using wires but they are also less stable and if you have ever tried a wireless network for an Internet connection you know what a pain in the B… that can be.
Besides the higher price and the occasional difficulties with getting a connection to the printer (not to mention the setup procedure), these devices have several positive features as well. One of the major advantages (besides avoiding the cords) is that you can easily share the printer with all the other family members that are using wireless devices. If you have more than one laptop in the house it can be a real pleasure that you don’t have to unplug and re-plug the devices when you need to print. You can all just stay where you are and click print. If more than one is printing at the same time it will just create a queue.
Whether a wireless printer is right or wrong is hard to say. If you find one that will be easy to setup and that won’t cause you to much hassle with lost connections, it will definitely be worth the effort. If you are not technically inclined you might want to rethink it or at least get guidance from one of the specialists in the shop where you decide to purchase it.