Date Joined: 12/17/06
Pros: Don't know - didn't actually try to print anything.
Cons: There is no desktop application for this label maker. It works ONLY with a smartphone. And then, the phone app requires access to location services. I don't know why a label maker needs GPS access, but here we are.
Overall Review: I can't return it because I've already opened the package. So I'm just going to give it away to a friend who cares less about this sort of thing. I still need a label maker, but I guess I won't be buying one from Brother.
Pros: *Light and very agile.
*Picks up dirt very well, even on regular power setting.
*Convenient wall mount / charging station.
*Never have trouble with the charge.
Cons: (Can't think of any, really.)
Overall Review: I live in a small two-bedroom apartment with hardwood floors, and this vacuum is just perfect. It's agile enough to get around all corners and table legs, gets under sofa and dresser no problem. I use it every few days to pick up along walls and in corners, and after about a year and a half now, and can report no issues.
Pros: I like that it is a smaller size and lower power format - it fits easily next to my office desk, and I can plug it into a powerstrip with a bunch of other stuff already in it. The controls are unobtrusive and easy to read. Warms up reasonably quick, though I'm only heating up about a pint of water at a time. Actual stainless steel construction is also a great feature (as opposed to plated or coated metal).
Cons: The power is low, which might be annoying if you were trying to use its full 1 L volume. The gooseneck is also a bit over the top if all you want is to pour hot water into a mug.
Overall Review: I've had it for a couple months now. I use it daily, and have not had any problems.
Pros: *Easy, straightforward install
*Both 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz channels
*Works well in an apartment building crowded with lots of other WiFi
Cons: *None I can really think of
Overall Review: I've had it set up for about four months, and really haven't noticed any problems. I don't think I'v even had to reboot it in this time.
Pros: It has a great feel in hand. Beautifully made. The keyboard is gentle and responsive. Very comfortable for just having in your lap. The speakers are really impressive. Never would have expected such full sound from such a tiny machine.
Cons: *Only two ports (beside the mic/headphones jack), they are both USB-C, and one is meant for charging.
*The track pad is not great. Seems to have trouble distinguishing button click from a multi-touch gesture, which makes navigating scroll bars tricky. It also seems to be a bit finicky - if your finger is too dry, or a bit sweaty, it starts having a but of trouble following your movements. Not a major problem, just an occasional minor annoyance.
Overall Review: It is really meant to be an on-the-go machine. Moderate performance specs, long battery life, and minimal attention for peripherals. If you just need something to toss in a bag, this is great. If you expect more functionality, you might feel a bit limited.
Thoughts after owning it for a few months:
*The sole audio jack accepts either a mic or headphones. It does not seem to work with a combination device, which is a puzzling choice considering there's just one port.
*Even though it charges through a USB port, it still accepts only the manufacturer power supply. It would have been amazing if you could use any USB charger. A great opportunity missed.
*Having just one USB-C port generally available peripherals is not a big deal. For home, I got a USB-C / USB-A hub. When away, I don't really use peripherals anyway.
*It did have a failure - it wouldn't charge anymore. Getting warranty support was a bit cumbersome, and I had to ship the unit to them. They did turn it around fairly quickly, though.
Pros: Converts a USB-C port into four USB-A ports. It's nice because I can use all my older peripherals with my new laptop, which only has the fancy new USB-C ports. The design is nice and unobtrusive. Small profile, very light.
Cons: Can't think of any. It's alright.