Reviews and Problems with Canon BU-30 Printer Bluetooth Adapter
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Make your Printer work with Android
Bob D, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I would maybe have given this a 5 star rating, however, I felt that Canon should have included an instruction sheet on the various uses of this device with their printers. I purchased this to use to connect my "Like New" Canon Pixma IP 100 printer via Bluetooth to my Android tablet. The IP 100 is not factory set up for Bluetooth. I had read that other people were able to connect their various printers with Android tablets and phones. This is a two step process.
Summary: The device is compact and specifically designed for the Canon printer products. It does not pair with Apple products, but works with Android devices without issue. I had the hardest time detecting the device with my iPhone, iPad and MacBook. Frankly, I believe the price is too high to NOT work with all systems.
Excerpt: I bought the Canon ip100 printer recently and needed wireless printing from my phone and tablets. So I got the bluetooth adapter, and it works GREAT!!! You can plug it into into the USB port or place it inside the printer housing. Download the app to your devices and you are good to go anywhere with your portable printer!!! GREAT!!!!
Summary: Purchased to use with an iPhone. Although the reviews available indicated no one had tried this with an iPhone, I gave it a try. Impossible to get my phone and printer to connect using this device. Completely disappointed!
Summary: I've been using this Bluetooth adapter on my Canon MP470 all-in-one printer with my 13 in MacBook, and I had absolutely no problem attaching, installing and printing without wires. I was up and printing within five minutes. Very few steps were involved with settup, the most challenging part was finding the port on the printer where I was to plug in the adapter, but I quickly found that it is located on the bottom right of the front of the printer.
You Don't Need This Expensive Adapter....Any Cheap Bluetooth Adapter Will Work Just As Well
Unhappy Consumer, Amazon
24 August 2014
Summary: You do not need this expensive adapter....any Bluetooth adapter will work. I plugged in my $7.99 adapter (Kinivo BTD-300 Bluetooth 3.0 USB adapter) and it worked just fine. My cheaper Bluetooth adapter is actually more reliable than the much more expensive Canon BU-30! Why spend over $40 when you can get a better adapter for $8? Also, this adapter is big and sticks out of the side of the printer, leaving it easily vulnerable to damage.