Summary: Wow, this thing is horrible. If you want a wireless printer that ONLY works when you plug a USB cord into it, but this one! I've had this for over a year without wireless. Uninstall - reinstall - uninstall - reinstall over and over and over..... Canon finally updated their drivers for it. BAM!! Wireless worked. Until the power went out and the router was reset. Uninstall - reinstall - uninstall - reinstall over and over and over.....
Summary: I bought this unit as my laser printer was just too much wrt toner costs. I also wanted a wireless printer to share between all my computers (PC and Mac/iphone). It is low cost (really low cost), and the print quality (at this price point) is great. The reason that I'm not happy with this product, like I should be is just how poorly thought out the software is.
Summary: The Canon MP499 All-In-One Inkjet Printer is a great value. Bought it as a gift, and the recipient loves it. The functions of printing, copying and scanning are very beneficial for personal and business use.
Summary: Found this printer on sale at Fry's for $29.95 and rushed over and purchased it after some quick on line research as to quality and reliability and problems, etc. It is a truly exceptional value at $29 being Canon, Wireless, and All In One printer. It works flawlessly and was very easy to set up as long as you carefully read and follow the on screen instructions provided by the set up DVD/CD?
Canon Pixma MP495 AIO Wireless Printer - Excellent For the Price
9 September 2012
Excerpt: After my Lexmark died, I decided it was time for a different brand of printer. Initially, I was attracted to this model because it has a lot of features, a solid price, and decent customer reviews. For $45 and under, you would be hard pressed to find an equally efficient model. Setup: Out of the box, it is quite easy to get going. The included software is easy to navigate and installs reasonably quick.