Excerpt: Kodak Hero 9.1 is a good fit as a home printer or for the dual role of home office or home printer; as long as your print needs are distinctly light duty. Capable print speeds, low cost per printed page, functional touchscreen and dual paper feed trays make it a strong device for home users.
Excerpt: The Kodak Hero 9.1 is a feature-packed all-in-one printer that has a smart touchscreen and very good image and text quality. Small business buyers will appreciate the automatic document feeder and built-in duplexing. It definitely isn't the speediest printer on the market and we don't like the combined color cartridge, but it's still a really good unit overall.
Pros: Interactive, smart touchscreen display, Automatic duplexing, Very good text & photo quality
Cons: Slow print speeds, Uses a combined color ink cartridge
Conclusion: I've been hard on certain Kodak printers in the past because the photo quality hasn't been up to snuff, or certain devices didn't work right, but in my humble opinion, Kodak has done a really good job on improving on past mistakes. The was a good printer, and the HERO 9.1 takes it up a notch further.
Pros: Great quality, Tons of features, Ease-of-use, Lowest ink replacement
Cons: B&W photo quality, No Email Print notifications
Conclusion: While it met our printing expectations, a printer in this price range needs to do a lot more than lay ink to paper. A premium multi-function printer like the Hero 9.1 aspires to more. Wireless connectivity, built-in photo editing, and perks like a smartphone app that cut out the need for a PC altogether. When those things don’t work, or lag, or consistently cause you to look for workarounds, they aren’t worth it—especially when they are coming from a $250 device.
Pros: Easy-to-navigate touchscreen interface, Well-placed USB port and SD card slot
Cons: Extremely noisy, Somewhat unresponsive touchscreen, Glitchy; multitude of setup and connectivity errors, Smartphone app wouldn’t consistently connect
Summary: A Multi Function product – as it has Fax – so why is it described as a Home product. Surely virtually no one in the home used Fax. I always struggle to find office users who still use Fax, but I assume Fax is still popular somewhere.
Excerpt: The Kodak Hero 9.1 is Google Cloud Print ready, can print from emails and also output directly from mobile devices using a free app. It offers Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB connectivity and has a 4.3-inch touchscreen.
Summary: It’s not the cheapest all-in-one on the market, nor the fastest, but the Kodak Hero 9.1 does deliver solid print and scanning results, as well as offering a premium feature set that you’ll be hard pressed to comprehensively find elsewhere. The single cartridge for all colours however is a disappointment; while it may ease the set-up process, it does mean you wont be able to eke the very last drops out of of each colour pool should one run dry.