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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.
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on August 1, 2006
I bought this printer to take with me on an extended trip to Europe. It arrived 6 days before my trip began and I could never get it to work during the first day. I called the service number in Colorado and they immediately shipped me a new printer and a new cord since we concluded that it was the cord that might not be working. I received the new printer next day shipping and returned my printer to them in the box they had sent and kept everything else that had been included in the Amazon shipment. I also purchased the paper on a roll since that was easier to pack and seemed to work better for printing out longer documents (rather than having to hand feed every page).

I am now concluding my three week trip and have used the printer almost every day. It really works. I recommend it highly. And I was impressed with the quick service turnaround by the company.
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on October 15, 2005
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on September 24, 2008
I've been using the PocketJet on the road now for 6 months or so and it has worked flawlessly. Though, know that this is not a plain paper printer. I thought for a while before I bought and so far I am not disappointed. It was very easy to set up and is simple to use.Pentax PocketJet 3 Plus 300-DPI Mobile Printer with Integrated USB/IrDA
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on December 21, 2008
I was pleased that the printer worked right away after installing the software. The print quality was quite good also. I previously ordered the Planon printer which worked ok from my BlackBerry (though only for email and photos but not web pages) but I was never able to get it to print from my laptop so I just returned it.
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on January 12, 2014
The sales pitch on Amazon said "Mac Compatible," but there is no driver available for my OS X 10.8.5 Macbook Pro. I tried downloading drivers for the newer version of this printer, PocketJet6, but it doesn't print properly, Utility and Supplies don't show up, and it's completely unsatisfactory. I hired a computer consultant in case I was missing something, and he said that this is an old model, and the company has not put in the time or energy to resolve its compatibility issues.
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on November 15, 2008
Definitely one of the most convenient thing to have while travelling. It is small enough to fit in whatever you place your laptop especialy with the retractable USB. I recommend this product 100%.
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on March 4, 2014
I ordered this Brother Pocket Jet Printer for traveling. I wanted the Bluetooth version but received the wired version. After a four (4) week exchange process I received the Pocket Jet 6 Plus (Bluetooth version).

I spent hours trying to pair the printer to my MacBook Air before finally throwing in the towel and calling for support. My lap top showed that the device was paired but it wouldn't come on line. It did function perfectly with the supplied USB cable but not wirelessly.

Speaking to the support tech, I was advised that the Bluetooth version printer was not compatible with Mac OS 7. The printer requires 'Rosetta' software which was removed from the Mac OS in a previous upgrade.
I informed the support tech that the Brother marketing and product description states clearly that the device is Mac compatible. He apologized and added that some of their marketing might be out of date. In all fairness, it works well if connected to my Mac with the USB cable but I paid for bluetooth. My bad!
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on March 26, 2015
Item did not arrive as described, missing all accessories, battery would not hold a charge.
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on July 22, 2010
Potential buyers please take note that this is no longer a Pentax product and is now owned by Brother. The 6 previous reviews were written when Pentax produced this item.

I sent this printer back twice thinking it was a Pentax Product. Contacted Amazon and they informed me that Pentax had been brought out by Brother. They changed their title but have not bothered to change the text on the above info. I decided to take a chance on it and I ordered it again and they didn't include drivers for Mac which they claim they support.

I emailed them with this problem and they gave me an 800 number to call. I was cut off twice and then connected with tech support where the phone rang and nobody picked it up. When I called back a recorded message asked me to leave my name and number etc.

I finally took it upon myself to find the drivers and downloaded them and they won't install on my computer. I have the required OS so it should have installed. I've never had problems like this with any printer in the past.

Finally, tech support got a hold of me and gave me the correct link for the drivers. This machine now works and so far I haven't had any problems. Brother informed me they will change their site to include the drivers for the Mac.

I am very disappointed in Amazon for not updating their page for this product in a timely fashion and using the reviews from a now defunct product to promote this product. I urge anyone seeking a portable printer to research these a little further. Perhaps it will pass the test of time.
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