Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer Review
- Canon PIXMA MX492 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer
- FINE Cartridges, Setup CD-ROM, Telephone Line Cable
- We are here with 100 percent US-based Service & Support
- Save time with the fully integrated Auto Document Feeder
- Print and scan photos or documents from the mobile device
- Using the free Canon PRINT app, built-in wireless, Air Print
- Print wirelessly and effortlessly from your compatible iPhone
- iPad or iPod touch no drivers needed, And the space-saving
- Small printer fits about anywhere in home, office, or dorm
Canon MX492 Black Wireless All-IN-One Small Printer with Mobile or Tablet Printing, Airprint, and Google Cloud Print Compatible
The simplest detail of the Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer is a small package with great things. A particularly sensible work as a private inkjet multifunction printer (MFP), ideal to be used in reception or in an exceedingly micro-small, or office. You’ll love it for its low running cost, superior output quality, faster speed (for the range), and one attractive feature: Air Print support for your mobile, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, without the need for drivers.
Its fully integrated Auto Document Feeder (ADF) works well and, the fact that it can be stowed for little expense makes it smart. This combination makes it a shoo-in for anyone looking for something that doesn’t cost much for use in a home-micro office.
|Special Feature||Auto-Document Feeder|
|Compatible Devices||Smartphones, PC, Laptops|
|Recommended Uses For Product||Office, Home|
|Print media||Envelopes, Paper (plain), Glossy photo paper, High-resolution paper|
The all-black Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer measures 7.5 by 17.2 by 11.7 inches (HWD) and weighs 13 pounds, enough for one person to move in space. If you have a mid-big desk, it will fit into the space, otherwise, you’ll want to put it on your table. Its paper tray can hold up to 100 letter-sized sheets, which is fine for a micro-office, along with an auto document feeder (ADF) that holds 20 sheets. As expected, it does not support auto duplex scan, nor does it have an auto-duplexer for printing on both sides. There is a hinge at the top which, when raised, exposes a glass scan platen.
Basic MFP features include printing, faxing, and scanning to a PC or mobile device over a network. Similarly, Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer works as a standalone copier and fax machine. It’s now easy to print and scan photos or documents from mobile devices wirelessly using the Canon Print app, while other tasks can be done via physical buttons and screens on the top panel. It uses 802.11bgn to connect to your Wi-Fi network.
Setting up a printer these days is a matter of unpacking, installing cartridges and software, and setting up a few routines, voila! This Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer uses two ink cartridges (black and tricolor), which helps keep manufacturing costs down as the tricolor cartridges contain cyan, magenta, and yellow inks. However, the approach increases running costs because when one color in a tricolor cartridge expires, you’ll need to replace the cartridge before the other colors expire.
Perhaps the main draw on the Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer should be its low running cost, and high-yield cartridge for moderately priced inkjets. The standard PG-245 cartridge and CL-246 tricolor cartridge each produce approximately 180 pages, while the PG-245XL and CL-246XL cartridges produce approximately 300 pages. Black ink is essentially a pigment, not a dye, which is good because it produces deep blacks. Still, there are printers in the same category that offer better paper yield but most lack the wireless printing facility.
Epson and HP are known for high-capacity ink cartridges that result in lower running costs, especially laser-class inkjets. This is true for high-end inkjets, for the lower-priced models, the running cost is almost the same as with other manufacturers.
Printing Speed And Quality
For a small office, print speed is sometimes a concern and the Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer will print around 7.3 pages per minute (black) and 3.8 pages per minute (color), although Canon does this at 8.8 ppm and 4.4 ppm respectively. keeps. The Brother MFC-J985DW makes 4.6 ppm, while the HP Officejet Pro 6978 delivers 3.5 ppm, but both cost a bit more.
The Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer offers smart output quality for an inkjet, slightly higher text and graphics, and above-par photos for a budget inkjet. Still, the text is good enough for a small office, except for those who need smaller fonts for business purposes. The graphics are clear enough for internal business use and PowerPoint handouts, but may not be the best for formal handouts. Plus, it works well with colors, although they tend to be a bit darker than the original reference prints. Overall, image quality and text output are good, but not perfect.
Our Rating | Excellent
The Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer is inexpensive, but it delivers well for basic tasks – printing, scanning, faxing, and copying. It has a nice aesthetic and a small footprint that makes it easy to move and keep on your desk, in case you don’t have the output tray tucked away when not in use.
- Prints, scans, copies, faxes
- Features Wireless printing and scanning
- Lacks duplexing. Ink yields are modest
The Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer is inexpensive, but it delivers well for basic tasks – printing, scanning, faxing, and copying. It has a nice aesthetic and a small footprint that makes it easy to move and keep on your desk, in case you don’t have the output tray tucked away when not in use. That’s a big deal compared to expensive inkjet MFPs, some of which cost more and run much higher, and wireless printing makes it an attractive MFP.
If your budget is flexible, Epson Expression offers better features and functions. Otherwise, if you just need a budget, office-oriented, personal MFP, the Canon MX492 Wireless All-In-One Printer is on your shortlist.