US$17.99 Canon Pixma MG2520 is a College Student’s Budget Printing Dream

If you’re a college student shopping online, chances are you’re looking not only for a Laptop but a multi-function Printer.

If so, then you probably might want to consider the Canon Pixma MG2520 all-in-one Inkjet Printer being sold for US$17.99 (Broida, 2015) at the online web store Tanga. No, this is not a refurbished Printer; this is actually a brand new all-in-one Printer that scans, copies and prints.

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The catch? It doesn’t come with the free ink cartridges; that’s why the prices are so super low for a multi-function Printer.

US$17.99 Canon Pixma MG2520 – Cheap Multi-function College Student’s Budget Printer

The US$17.99 Canon Pixma MG2520 uses PG-245 or PG-245 XL cartridges for black and CL-246/CL-246 XL cartridges for color. These ink cartridges are refillable, so you can either learn to do it yourself or you can make a partnership for life with your local ink-refilling company.

Its output is a measly 8 pages per minute and the output tray can only hold about sixty (60) sheets of paper. Also this isn’t a Wireless Printer; this is strictly a USB Cable deal.

But if you’re a college student looking for a budget Printer that works as advertised and also doubles as a copier and a scanner, then as a Jamaican, now is the time to reach for your Scotia VISA Debit (Deer, 2012, February 13) or your CIBC VISA Debit Card (Deer, 2013, December 23) and purchase the US$17.99 Canon Pixma MG2520 (Deer, 2014, August 24) and use a courier and ship it down (Deer, 2013, September 15)  to Jamaica to your college dorm room.

Best of all, you can make back your investment by offering your services to scan and copy documents for your fellow classmates on campus.

 

Here’s the link:

US$17.99 Canon Pixma MG2520 all-in-one Inkjet Printer

References:

Broida, R. (2015, April 21). Get a Canon Pixma flatbed scanner for $17.99. Retrieved from http://www.cnet.com/news/get-a-canon-pixma-flatbed-scanner-for-17-99/

Deer, L. (2012, February 13). How to use Scotia VISA Debit Card Online. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/how-to-use-scotia-visa-debit-card-online/

Deer, L. (2013, December 23). Payoneer, the US based Prepaid MasterCard Debit Card – How E-Commerce MSME’s, Online workers and Reggae or Dancehall Artiste can receive money via Paypal and spend it in Jamaica. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2013/12/payoneer-us-based-prepaid-mastercard.html

Deer, L. (2013, September 15). How to ship things to Jamaica after you’re purchase them online. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/shop-online-ship-to-jamaica/

Deer, L. (2014, August 24). How to purchase items and subscribe to Magazines online and ship them to Jamaica. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-purchase-items-and-subscribe-to.html

 

 

 

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US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620 is an excellent all-in-one Wireless Inkjet Printer

Like the portable USA$130 Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer (Deer, 2015, January 28) but want something a little more professional and also cheaper. As hard as that is to believe, it does exist.

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Introducing the US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620, the budget-friendly no-frills all-in-one Wireless Inkjet Printer (Yu, 2015) that’s sure to be a hit with amateur photographers.

US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620 – Minimalistic design for the smartphone and Digital Camera Photographer

The Canon Pixma MG5620 comes in matte black finish and has a low-profile chassis. It sports dimensions of 37.08 cm (14.6 in) long by 45.72 cm (18 in) wide and is 14.99 cm tall (5.9 in) that fits snug into your home office or mini photo studio as it has no auto-document feeder, making this printer suitable for confined spaces.

The US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620 is a speedy little printer, capable of printing some three (3) pages per minute.

It’s also a no frills printer mainly for printing text and light photo output, so it doesn’t come with a built in fax machine or a memory card reader for quick printing from your Digital camera. However, this is a Wireless smartphone made for the selfie-obsessed smartphone and Tablet toting Millennial, meaning the use of physical media to print is totally unnecessary.

The front panel of the Canon Pixma MG5620 has a 2.5-inch LCD screen to display information about your prints, albeit it won’t allow you to do any photo editing.

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This front section of the Printer can be removed to reveal five (5) ink cartridges below in the Cartridge bay.

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You get these ink cartridges when you purchase the US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620, with the black ink cartridge being a pigment black ink to produce extra dense text prints. 

The Canon Pixma MG5620 has multiple personalities but is not Business-friendly

However this is a multi-function printer, so it does come with a built in flatbed scanner capable of scanning 8.5 by 11.7 documents at a resolution of 2,400 x 1,200 dots per inch (dpi). The Flatbed scanner is perched atop the printer accessible via a small indented lip on the lid.

Like most Canon consumer inkjet printers, the 2,400×1,200 dots per inch (dpi) flatbed scanner sits on top of the printer and lifts up by a small indented lip on the lid.

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You get the standard 8.5 by 11.7 inches of space to work with here, and the company generously provides two (2) articulated hinges that allow you to fold the flatbed scanner lid over thicker hard-cover books.

The scanner also has a copier functionality, but lacks the ADF (auto-document feeder) that you’d come to expect on more business-friendly models such as the Canon MX472 inkjet.  So no mass copying of hundred of documents!

This is really a multi-function Inkjet for those persons looking to just quickly copy single items on the go as it only has a single-feed tray.

Canon Pixma MG5620 is Apple iOS and Google Android Friendly with Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app

The Canon Pixma MG5620 is super-easy to setup via the USB Cable and then configure it to pick up the Wi-Fi signal in your home office. The Canon Pixma MG5620 also comes with a Google Android and Apple iOS compatible Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app that allows you to print from your Apple and Android devices.

The main advantage of having the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app is that it allows you to connect with any of Canon’s Pixma or Selphy Wireless printers and print single photos with the press of a button.

You also get two (2) other software titles with your purchase of the Canon Pixma MG5620:

  • My Image Garden to organize and edit your photos
  • Full HD Movie Print, Canon’s proprietary software used to extract HD (High Definition) still images from movies on your Canon cameras.

Alternately, it’s also compatible with cloud-based services like Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print allowing you to connect your Apple iOS devices and Google Android smartphone or Chromebooks and print your images on the fly. 

Canon Pixma MG5620: Professional Photo printer for Amateur Photographers

You may find all this a bit irritating, but considering the US$89 price for the Canon Pixma MG5620, you realize that this is really more of a basic printer and not a full business-friendly small office or home office ready product.

Also, the cost of the consumables is a bit steep, as with any inkjet printer. You’ll eventually have to become friends with a local company that does ink refills to save on the most of consumables, which can cost a lot more than the printer itself.

The built in Printer software has multiple options to help you get the most out of your ink cartridges and conserve on the wasting of ink. The result is darker high contrast black colors and bright colours which results in sharper text and outstanding photo-quality images.

The US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620 is a speedy little printer, capable of printing some three (3) pages per minute.

However, please note the this is a photo printer; if you want a business printer for printing strictly black and white documents only, then you best be getting the US$150 Brother HL-L2360DW  (Deer, 2015, January 4) printer.

Otherwise, this is an excellent US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620, the budget-friendly no-frills all-in-one Wireless Inkjet Printer for professional documents like slide shows, pamphlets, spreadsheets and flyers and is must-buy for Jamaicans looking to set up a quick photo studio to do passport sized photos or other types of photography.

Here’s the link

US$89 Canon Pixma MG5620 on Amazon

References

Deer, L. (2015, January 4). US$150 Brother HL-L2360DW is a Black and White Laser Printer that’s a Bargain for the Future. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/us150-brother-hl-l2360dw-is-a-black-and-white-laser-printer-is-a-bargain-for-the-future/

Deer, L. (2015, January 28). US$130 Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer – Instant Polaroid Nostalgia that’s Hacker-proof. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/us130-polaroid-zip-mobile-printer-instant-polaroid-nostalgia-thats-hacker-proof/

Yu, J. (2015, April 28). Canon Pixma MG5620 review: A journeyman inkjet all-in-one printer. Retrieved from http://www.cnet.com/products/canon-pixma-mg5620/

 

 

 

 

US$119 Marshall Major II on-ear headphones provides good sound for your smartphone Music

Want a pair of low cost headphones?

Maybe you’ll like the US$119 Marshall Major II on-ear headphones, which are not only well designed (Carnoy, 2015) but quite affordable too. They’re well designed for their price with earcups that are soft on the ears and more flexible hinges.

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They also conform to the head better and come with a detachable coiled cord with an L-shaped 3.5 mm RCA Jack. These headphones are compatible with all make smartphones, be they Google Android or Apple iPhone and come with an inline one-button remote and microphone so you’ll never miss a call.

But it’s the sound that’ll surprise you.

US$119 Marshall Major II on-ear headphones have improved bass and are more balance on both Left and right channels. They may be a little heavy on the bass but play any type of music with a reasonably good level of clarity for a sub-US$300 pair of headphones.

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So fellow Jamaican if you like them, then reach for your  Scotia VISA Debit Card (Deer, 2012, February 13) or CIBC VISA Debit Card (Deer, 2013, December 23) and contact your local Courier service (Deer, 2014, August 24) to ship down (Deer, 2013, September 15) this pair of US$119 Marshal Major II on-ear headphones!

Here’s the link:

US$119 Marshal Major II on-ear headphones

References:

Deer, L. (2012, February 13). How to use Scotia VISA Debit Card Online. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/how-to-use-scotia-visa-debit-card-online/

Deer, L. (2013, September 15). How to ship things to Jamaica after you’re purchase them online. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/shop-online-ship-to-jamaica/

Deer, L. (2013, December 23). Payoneer, the US based Prepaid MasterCard Debit Card – How E-Commerce MSME’s, Online workers and Reggae or Dancehall Artiste can receive money via Paypal and spend it in Jamaica. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2013/12/payoneer-us-based-prepaid-mastercard.html

Deer, L. (2014, August 24). How to purchase items and subscribe to Magazines online and ship them to Jamaica. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-purchase-items-and-subscribe-to.html

Carnoy, D. (2015, April 24). Marshall Headphones Major II review: Affordable on-ear headphones worth listening. Retrieved from http://www.cnet.com/products/marshall-headphones-major-ii/

 

Cadbury Dairy Milk Spectacular 7 Promotion is Delicious Deadly Chocolate Sins

“The special edition Cadbury Dairy Milk Spectacular 7 bar is our first chocolate treat to contain seven flavours. We know our fans love the variety and taste in the range, so we’ve created the ultimate celebration of the magnificently delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk flavours. With just 50 being created in total keep your eyes open on how to win to avoid disappointment”

Marketing Director for Cadbury, Matthew Williams, commenting on the Cadbury Dairy Milk Spectacular 7 promotion

Cadbury seems to on a roll when it comes to delighting us with its Chocolate treats.

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Just yesterday Thursday April 23rd 2015, Cadbury launched a promotion involving a rare limited edition Chocolate bar that has seven (7) flavours. This Chocolate creation (Jefferson, 2015) is dubbed the Cadbury Dairy Milk Spectacular 7.

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These seven flavours are:

  1. Almond butter bar
  2. Caramel
  3. Fruit & Nut
  4. Milk Chocolate
  5. Oreo
  6. Turkish Delight
  7. Whole nuts

This feast for the eyes and other senses landed on Cadbury’s Twitter page as shown below.

The main problem though, it that Cadbury (Mullen, 2015) only made fifty (50) of these Chocolate bars. So watch Cadbury Chocolate’s Twitter page in order (McSpadden, 2015) to win one of seven (7) Chocolate delights by retweeting posts about their promotion.

And yes, this if for British nationals only, so if you’re in Britain, then you’re one lucky devil indeed. So join Twitter and follow the Cadbury Twitter Feed (Stacy, 2015) as you might be one of the Lucky fifty (50) to win this limited edition Chocolate Bar.

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Here’s the link:

Cadbury’s Twitter page: @CadburyUK

 

References:

Jerfferson, E. (2015, April 23). There’s a new Cadbury Dairy Milk bar with SEVEN different kinds of filling. Retrieved from http://www.mirror.co.uk/usvsth3m/cadbury-dairy-milk-seven-flavours-5564437

Stacy, A. (2015, April 23). Cadbury launches mega-bar containing SEVEN favourite flavours. Retrieved from http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/cadbury-launches-mega-bar-containing-seven-9101090

McSpadden, K. (2015, April 24). Cadbury Just Won the Chocolate War. Retrieved from http://time.com/3834156/cadbury-chocolate-dairy-milk-spectacular-7-willy-wonka/

Mullen, S. (2015, April 24). Chocolate lovers feast your eyes on Cadbury’s Spectacular 7. Retrieved from http://www.heraldscotland.com/life-style/food-drink/chocolate-lovers-feast-your-eyes-on-cadburys-spectacular-7.1429866230

 

Cadbury rebrands Cadbury Dairy Milk Oat Crunch with Musical Spoons Ad

“A perfect addition to the Cadbury Dairy Milk portfolio, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Oat Crunch is a brand new product which lets someone have a taste of their favourite chocolate during the mid-morning break. The new advert is all about showing the joyful side of the mid-morning break before settling back into the daily routine.”

Marketing activation director at parent company Mondelēz International, Matthew Williams, commenting on the rebranding launch of Cadbury Dairy Milk Oat Crunch

Dear readers, are you in love with Cadbury Chocolate Creme Egg over the Summer? Did you like my recipe (Deer, 2015, April 4) for making your own Glow-in-the-Dark Cadbury Chocolate Creme Egg?

Then feast your eyes on Cadbury’s latest creation, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Oat Crunch (Talking Retail, 2015, April 16), for which Cadbury is doing a £4.5 million pounds (Mortimer, 2015) advertising campaign. So says this tweet from Cadbury UK Twitter Feed.

The Cadbury Dairy Milk Oat Crunch product (Bamford, 2015), which originally launched in February 2015 by Cadbury (Talking Retail, 2015, February 4), is being rebranded as a 11am snack that’s fun to eat.

The advert features two (2) cafeteria ladies preparing office lunch for office workers only to break out spontaneously  playing 2 Unlimited “Get Ready for this”, a hit on the UK charts back in 1991, using spoons.

It’s worth watching, really!

Created by Fallon London and launched on the evening of Thursday April 16th 2015, the thirty (30) second spot popped up during the break of ITV’s The Chase. £4.5 million pounds is some serious publicity that has Marketing agencies Golin, Fallon, PHD and Elvis supporting this new rebranding with outdoor, digital, experiential and PR advertising.

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Look out for this product in Supermarkets in Jamaica eventually. I still didn’t get enough of their Cadbury Chocolate Creme Egg during the Easter break and this might be the perfect healthy substitute.

References

Bamford, V. (2015, January 31). Cadbury targets mid-morning chocolate consumption with Dairy Milk Oat Crunch. Retrieved from http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/buying-and-supplying/new-product-development/cadbury-targets-mid-mornings-with-dairy-milk-oat-crunch/512914.article

Deer, L. (2015, April 4). How to make Glow-In-The-Dark Cadbury Chocolate @CadburyUK Creme Egg with Cream Fondant – Jamaican Easter Chocolatiers DIY. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2015/04/Jamaican-Glow-In-The-Dark-Cadbury-Creme-Egg-Chocolate.html

Mortimer, N. (2015, April 17). Cadbury rolls out £4.5m ad campaign to promote new Diary Milk Oat Crunch bar. Retrieved from http://www.thedrum.com/news/2015/04/17/cadbury-rolls-out-45m-ad-campaign-promote-new-diary-milk-oat-crunch-bar

Talking Retail (2015, April 16). New campaign for Cadbury Dairy Milk Oat Crunch,. Retrieved from http://www.talkingretail.com/products-news/crisps-snacks/new-campaign-cadbury-dairy-milk-oat-crunch/

Talking Retail. (2015, February 4). Cadbury Dairy Milk Oat Crunch launches. Retrieved from http://www.talkingretail.com/products-news/confectionery/cadbury-dairy-milk-oat-crunch-launches/