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Super small - super convenient
on June 28, 2006
I got this Pentax printer for my recent 2 week trip to the UK. The Pocketjet3 Plus works like a charm. The print quality is decent, but I recommend setting it to the darkest setting because the default setting is usually too pale.
I charged the battery before my trip, printed about 30 pages during the 2 weeks in London, and the battery still has more than 50% charge left 3 weeks later.
You'll probably get a few interested stares if you use this printer in a public setting. I got a lot of curious looks at the Red Carpet Lounge at United Airlines. People found it curious something that small can print 8-1/2" by 11" paper. The folks at airport security were also curious a printer can be that small, fitting into my backpack.
The printer comes with a nice carrying case. But I suggest buying a small USB retractable cable for the printer, so that the printer and the retractable cable can all fit nicely into the one carrying case. I used a retractable USB cable that I bought for my Sony PSP for the Pentax printer instead. The USB cable that comes with the Pentax is too long and big to fit into the case together with the printer.
The printer is a bit on the expensive side, but considering the benefits: super convenience, portability, small size, and no need for printer cartridges -- you'll be proud of your purchase.