Category: Peripherals

Canon Pixma Ip7270 Printer | Wifi Connect and Print

Printing from an iPad using the Canon Pixma Ip7270
Printing from an iPad using the Canon Pixma Ip7270
Printing from an iPad using the Canon Pixma Ip7270

The Canon Pixma Ip7270 is a sleek looking printer. Just the right size and real estate space that looks good in all angles. Unlike my previous Canon Pixma (MX927) review, the Canon Pixma Ip7270 is a single-function inkjet printer that is highly connected via wifi and can take in two paper sizes on its double tray at the same time. I put this pixma to the test to see how it performs.

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Canon Pixma MX927 | A Workhorse of a Printer

Photo printing on the Canon Pixma MX927
Photo printing on the Canon Pixma MX927
Photo printing on the Canon Pixma MX927

There’s fulfillment in printing photographs. I always feel accomplished whenever I see my work on print wether it be on a glossy magazine or a photo lab print. While the image may look good on the screen, seeing the tangible details right in front of you is a lot more amazing to look at. It’s a good thing I had the chance to print out some of my photos (as well as some from my friends) just to see the quality of Canon’s latest inkjet printer, the Canon Pixma MX927. Will this all-in-one printer be a jack-of-all-trade and master of none? I tested the printer to find out how it performs.

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iPearl mCover Hard Shell for MacBook Protection

The iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case
The iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case

There are laptops but there are Apple MacBooks. The people at Apple took pains to create this simple yet sleek looking design. Not to sound like a fan boy but people pay also for the design aside from the functionality. While it looks fashionably good out there and bare, MacBooks can easily get scratched. For a guy like me who likes to rough it out when I travel and slip the MacBook on my backpack sleeve, my MacBook does need an extra protection. I decided to use a shell case for that extra layer of protection and looking around for some options I decided to try the iPearl mCover Hard Shell. After more than a month of using it, here’s what I can share.

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Olympus OM-D Third Party BLN-1 Battery from iSmart and DSTE

3rd party BLN-1 Batteries
3rd party BLN-1 Batteries
3rd party BLN-1 Batteries (iSmart Digi, left and DSTE, right)

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is probably one of the most successful cameras from Olympus to date.  With so many people having their hands on it, it wasn’t surprising that for a time their original BLN-1 battery got a shortage of supply making consumers turn to 3rd party manufacturers for that extra juice. Not to mention that these Olympus OM-D Third Party BLN-1 Battery alternatives are aslo cheap but with some drawbacks. We take a look at two 3rd party batteries I was able to use for a couple of months now – the iSmart Digi and the DSTE Battery BLN-1 and see how they fare.

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Buffalo 4-Port Stick Colors: USB Hub in Style

Buffalo Stylish USB Hub Stick
Buffalo Stylish USB Hub Stick
Buffalo Stylish USB Hub Stick

Computer peripherals doesn’t always have to look dull and mechanical right? While I was looking for a nice USB-hub for the MacMini (yeah having the hub at the back of the unit can be a hassle), these stick USB-Hubs caught my eye, particularly by its simple and stylish design. It’s the Buffalo 4-Port USB Stick Colors edition, a MAC OS and Windows compatible which is better.

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Giving Back with a Photo Print via a Polaroid Pogo Printer

The Polaroid Pogo Printer in the box
The Polaroid Pogo Printer in the box


Many shutters have been clicked, so many people have been photographed, so many smiles have been captured. Yet it’s rare that I get to return the favour of sharing their moments with us photographers. I wanted to give something back, even as simple as giving their own photo.

When I saw the Polaroid Pogo printer for the first time, I thought it was a very handy device to give instant photo to people. Its introductory price was steep two years ago (about P4000+) but when I saw it a couple of months ago it has gone down to half its price and thought about getting one. I thought it would be useful to bring to Myanmar where I could give photos so select individuals so I bought a unit.

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