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Samsung Xpress M2022W A4 Mono Laser Printer
Samsung Xpress M2022W A4 Mono Laser Printer
Offered by Pearls Books
Price: £62.00

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad connectivity for something so "modern"., 8 April 2014
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I bought this to replace a colour inkjet that had broken and I specifically chose a wireless mono type as I...

1. I didn't want another money-grabbing inkjet. (This is aimed at the inkjets that won't print using black ink if the coloured ink is low and vice-versa, have to clean the print heads each time the printer is turned on, and at the printers where their print heads cost double the printer!)

// On topic of reducing costs, I found that whilst the toner will personally last me a very long time it's expensive and very rare to acquire at this current moment of time (£35 on Amazon and £55 on Samsung, with no ability to refill at ink shops yet available).

2. Wanted to skip having to plug in a USB cable into each and every device in my household.

// This is the most agitating problem with the printer as it's listed as being compatible for these wireless types on Amazon, Samsung and elsewhere - 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n; however, it is not compatible with 802.11n!

A few details regarding the printer's wireless ability:
a. The printer emits it's own 802.11g signal and operates as a separate entity, if you connect to the printer directly you will lose your internet capability.
b. You cannot network this into a 802.11n network, unless you downgrade it to 802.11g and thus ruin any performance and stability gain you had.
c. I have two network connections at home and can confirm that you cannot network this into a separate 802.11g network and connect to it from a different network without first having to disconnect from your existing network and re-connect to the network the printer is connected to.

If you have a router that outputs 802.11g and 802.11n simultaneously then you'll probably have no problem with this, but it's a big enough annoyance to me as I'm stuck to using a USB cable as there's no Ethernet input on the printer! I also have to point out that the printer is not USB 3.0 (blue) compatible and fails to be recognised unless you use older USB 2.0 (black) ports.

All in all it's a good printer for what it does and if you use a wireless 802.11g network you'll have no issues, but I wouldn't personally buy another; the fact the item's description is wrong on so many websites is a major inconvenience. I only wish that semu5's review was up before I had purchased mine a month before!

Too long, didn't read...

Good points:
Very fast start-up time and quick printing. Software is usable. Comes with a USB cable (albeit a cheap grey one). Modern 'fad' features.

Bad points:
Despite the modern 'fad' features the basics are out-of-date and due to this the printer can only be used on 802.11g wireless networks and via USB 2.0 ports. No Ethernet port. The styling is... nostalgic to say the least, reminiscent of 80's/90's grey plastic. The build quality is a little lacking. It's quite expensive to print with and uses an uncommon toner cartridge (M2020). The rollers makes light creases in the printer paper as printed sheets inelegantly flop out. It also doesn't offer borderless printing.
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Cateye LETS Flash Reflector/Diffuser Hybrid, for use with DSLR pop-up flashes
Cateye LETS Flash Reflector/Diffuser Hybrid, for use with DSLR pop-up flashes

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant for indoor photography or low light conditions, 10 Jan. 2014
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I bought this item after reading reviews on Amazon and various other websites and can confirm that the reviews really do reflect on how good this little gadget is. For the price, some people may think it's a bit too much for a bit of plastic, but for the quality of pictures it helps to create it's nothing! I would recommend this to anyone, definitely those that are new to photography, like me. The only downside to it, as the other reviews say that it's not that great when taking portrait photographs, unless you are next to a white wall for the light to bounce off.

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