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Inexpensive Printers, And Jiggling Virtual Jell-O


Consumer Reports joined Into Tomorrow this week to talk about inexpensive black and white printers:

Here are cheap printers that excel at producing black and white text:

The Canon Pixma iP7220. This $80 inkjet printer churns out excellent text at a good clip, at a cost of 6 cents a page. It has a dedicated black ink cartridge for text, but it won’t print if any of the color cartridges run out. It has Wi-Fi networking for printing without hooking up cables, a plus if you want to print from multiple devices or when you’re not right next to the printer.

The Samsung Xpress M2020W. This no-frills printer is dirt cheap. We saw it on sale for less than $65. But gets the job done. With fast print speeds and excellent text output that costs 4 cents per page, plus Wi-Fi capabilities, this black-and-white printer is a perfect fit for anyone with basic printing needs.

There’s also the $100 Canon Maxify iB4020. It’s an inkjet printer that rivals lasers in many ways. The cost-per-page for text documents is 2 cents, and you can still print text documents even if you have low or empty color cartridges.

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For Into Tomorrow, James McQueen – Consumer Reports

Chris recommended an app for jiggly fun:

JELL-O Jiggle it, FREE

Ever wanted to watch JELL-O dance? Well, I thought I didn’t either. Until I downloaded JELL-O Jiggle-It. The app is simple. You choose your flavor of JELL-O, pick some songs from your iPhone’s playlist, or have it listen via the phone’s microphone. The app apparently analyzes the song’s BPM and the big cube of JELL-O starts to groove. Apparently, though, JELL-O isn’t a big Elvis fan. The first song I tried was Jailhouse Rock, and after a few seconds, the JELL-O jiggled its way off the screen and a message popped up saying “Looks like the JELL-O cube wasn’t feeling this song. Pick another to keep jiggling.” JELL-O Jiggle-It is free in the iTunes App Store.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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