Friday, Jul. 31, 2009

Canon Pixma IP100 printer

Believe it or not, there are still plenty of cranky professors who insist on getting assignments the old-fashioned way — on paper. So yes, you'll need access to a printer, and we've found one that won't fill up valuable closet space. The 4.4-lb. (2 kg) Canon Pixma IP100 is only about as large as a thick laptop, perfect for stashing under your bed or in a dresser when it's not in use, and it's getting props from reviewers for its text and photo print quality. Late for class? The IP100 churns out up to 20 black-and-white pages a minute, giving you time to get that term paper in under the wire. Optional accessories include a $49 Bluetooth port for wireless printing (in case you can't be bothered to hook up the USB cable) and a $99 rechargeable battery for on-the-go printing.

Price: $250