Canon Launches 5 New Printers, We Like the One That Comes in a Bucket

Canon, as is their wont, let loose with a bunch of new all-in-ones, laser and photo printers, and this time, we're digging two of them: The WiFi- and USB-enabled MP560, pictured, and the CP790, which comes packaged in a bucket.


The Pixma MP560, that pretty guy up top, is a compact all-in-one with WiFi, two-sided printing and a USB slot to plug in an external drive in addition to the plethora of memory card slots common to all Canon printers. It claims a speed of 6 color images per minute, which is pretty solid for a printer this size, and will retail for about $150. The Pixma MP490 is pretty much a crappier version of the MP560, without the WiFi or USB, and will go for $50 less.

The SELPHY CP790 is a little portable photo printer with a 3-inch LCD that comes in its own bucket (Canon calls it a basket, but they're not fooling us). The bucket includes space for paper, extra ink, a battery, that kind of thing, and the printer itself features some nice extras like face detection and brightness correction. It'll retail for $180.

The other two are small business-class laser printers and don't look particularly exciting. But we're digging the printer-in-a-bucket: We love any gadget that can be used either as intended or to make sand castles. [Canon: CP790, MP560]


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