Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, Macworld

Jon is a Julliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

Canon Pixma MX360

Fax is nice on such a basic MFP, but pricey black ink makes the MX360 fit for only low-volume use.

HP Officejet 100 Mobile Printer

Designed for mobile-printing convenience, the Officejet 100 provides impressive print quality. It’s slow, however, and inks are expensive.

Epson WorkForce 635

Small office users get perks aplenty with this unit: Speedy text printing, automatic duplexing, and budget-friendly inks.

Netgear N600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700

This speedy, reliable dual-band router is great to use, although not so great to configure.

Dell V313w

Wireless capabilities come at the low purchase price; but expensive inks, nagging page alignment issues, exorbitant ink costs, and cheap construction make this MFP one to avoid.

Dell 1355cnw color MFP

Best suited for small, low-volume offices, this multifunction printer offers versatile connectivity, but provides limited features and uses expensive toner.

HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw

High toner costs and slow performance make this low-priced model a dubious bargain, even with wireless and Web capabilities.

Cisco Linksys E4200 router

This attractive router is simple to set up and offers plenty of features that both consumers and small businesses need.

Xerox Phaser 6010

Small, simple, and easy to use, this color printer produces nice-looking pages--for a dear price.

Canon Selphy CP800

The nice photos that the CP800 produces are overshadowed by the pricey, wasteful consumables it uses to create them.

Canon's Selphy CP800 Gives You a Photo-Printing Preview

The nice photos that the CP800 produces are overshadowed by the pricey, wasteful consumables it uses to create them.


Epson Stylus NX625

Unlike most basic small- or home-office MFPs, the NX625 offers mostly cheap inks and some impressive performance.

Brother HL-4570CDW

Competitive in speed and features, but not photo quality, the HL-4570CDW small-business laser printer is best for mainstream use.

Lok-It Pocket Drive

Keypad PIN entry along with AES 256-bit hardware encryption make this flash drive a solid choice for keeping data protected on the go.

IronKey Personal S200

The IronKey Personal S200 secure flash drive uses hardware encryption, eliminating the need to run software on a PC and put your data at potential risk.