The first thing you need to know: This is a wired model, meaning it needs to plug into your PC's USB port. If you want something wireless, something that can be shared on your home Wi-Fi network with multiple devices, keep looking.
The Pixma MG2522 was designed for small jobs, with a mere 60-sheet input tray and print speeds that are on the slow side. It relies on two ink cartridges: one black, one quad-color. Because consumables are always a key consideration with any printer purchase, I checked: You can buy a set of third-party cartridges for as low as $27, less than half what you'd pay for Canon-branded ink.
The printer also has basic scan and copy capabilities, the big limitation being the one-sheet-at-a-time flatbed. If you need a machine with a multi-page document feeder, keep looking.
Although the user reviews here aren't exactly glowing — 3.8 stars (out of 5) from over 3,400 buyers — a low price makes it easy to overlook certain gripes, like the lack of Wi-Fi. Heck, for some folks the scanner alone would be worth $29.
What do you think? Good buy at this price, or does it make sense to spend more and get more?
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The Democratic-controlled US Senate has approved a Republican measure that would overturn President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for private businesses, with two Democrats joining Republicans to back the initiative.The 52-48 vote on Wednesday sends the legislation to the Democratic-led House of Representatives, where it faces strong headwinds, while Biden has threatened to veto it.
Australia's medical regulator has given provisional approval for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be used as a booster shot.The decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration will allow for Australians to have access to two different brands of COVID-19 booster shots.
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