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Pentax PocketJet 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the performance and size are generally positive. The print quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the value for money.

usability, print quality, size, performance

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Pentax PocketJet 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Pentax PocketJet 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Pentax PocketJet 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

usability, size, print quality, performance

value for money

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Mobile Portable Printer Pocket Jet 3 PlusPentax PocketJet 3 Plus Mobile Printer (Black)Pentax PocketJet 3 200-DPI Mobile Printer with Integrated USB/IrDA

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Pentax PocketJet 3

 

If you need a portable grayscale printer to carry on a business trip, the Pentax PocketJet 3 may fit your bill. But with its $349 price tag, you're paying a premium for portability, especially given that the PocketJet 3 prints at a mere 200dpi (the...

Small and easily portable; decent text quality; no inks to refill or to spill during travel; wireless infrared printing; battery and case included.

Many small pieces to carry around; prints on expensive thermal paper; no paper feeder for letter-size sheets; case doesn't hold AC adapter.

The PocketJet 3 is pricey and prints only on special paper, but it's more convenient than a portable inkjet if you need to print black text in out-of-the-way places.

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Pentax PocketJet 3

 

Over the past 18 months the company I work for has purchased 49 of these units because of the mobility of the unit and it being so lightweight. During this time, over half of the units have been shipped with faulty batteries (either by overheatin or...

Small and Compact. No ink cartiridges to buy

Battery life, expensive and out-of-stock thermal paper, back cover protecting battery pops off, trouble communicating with Dell Latitude Notebooks (print errors), overheating

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"Does Size Really Matter?"

 

Over the past 18 months the company I work for has purchased 49 of these units because of the mobility of the unit and it being so lightweight. During this time, over half of the units have been shipped with faulty batteries (either by overheatin or...

Small and Compact. No ink cartiridges to buy

Battery life, expensive and out-of-stock thermal paper, back cover protecting battery pops off, trouble communicating with Dell Latitude Notebooks (print errors), overheating

Consumer review by:

Does Size Really Matter?

 

Over the past 18 months the company I work for has purchased 49 of these units because of the mobility of the unit and it being so lightweight. During this time, over half of the units have been shipped with faulty batteries (either by overheatin or...

Small and Compact. No ink cartiridges to buy

Battery life, expensive and out-of-stock thermal paper, back cover protecting battery pops off, trouble communicating with Dell Latitude Notebooks (print errors), overheating

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Great portable printer. Love it.

 

I currently own the original Pentax PocketJet as well as a PocketJet II and a PocketJet 3plus. As far as print quality goes, I can't tell the difference between any of them. I like the 3plus because of the built in IR port and USB port. As far as blue...

Portability, print quality, ease of use, no ink cartridges to worry about

pricey, paper a little expensive

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Great portable printer. Love it.

 

I currently own the original Pentax PocketJet as well as a PocketJet II and a PocketJet 3plus. As far as print quality goes, I can't tell the difference between any of them. I like the 3plus because of the built in IR port and USB port. As far as ......

Portability, print quality, ease of use, no ink cartridges to worry about

pricey, paper a little expensive

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a very portable produce

 

ease of use is great. not worrying about toner is awesom

Product Specifications

A Pentax PocketJet Ultra-Portable printer is one of the smallest, lightest and most effective full-page printing solutions you can buy for your on-the-go printing needs. Whether you use a laptop or a handheld device, the PocketJet will give you sharp text, crisp graphics, and high-quality documents in almost any environment, including extreme temperature and pressure variations. At barely over 10" long and 1 lb. in weight, the PocketJet fits easily into your briefcase, computer bag, or can be quickly mounted in any vehicle or small work area. To ensure maximum portability, Pentax provides a long-life NiMH battery or optional car adapters that enable even greater mobility. The powerful, compact, and feature-rich PocketJet printer provides wireless operation with IrDA. With this built-in Infrared Interface, you can print wirelessly from popular handheld devices. Just point and print. Using advanced Direct Thermal Printing Technology, the Pentax PocketJet eliminates the need for messy and expensive ink, toner, or ribbons. No matter how many pages you print, you'll never run out of ink or increase the cost of your printed page. The PocketJet produces crisp, laser-quality text and graphics and completely eliminates the hassle of smudged prints.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.2in
Height:1.2in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:10in

General

Product Type:Power adapter - car
Subcategory (AG):Power adapters

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC/PC / Mac
Manufacturer:Pentax
Model:3/3 Plus/3 Plus Kit/3 Plus with Bluetooth/3 Plus with Bluetooth Kit/3 with Bluetooth/3 with Bluetooth Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:PENTAX/Pentax PocketJet

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External
Voltage Required:12V

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless/Wireless / Wired
Form Factor:Portable
Interface:Bluetooth / Infrared / USB/Infrared / USB/USB / Infrared
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P/EPSON ESC/P 2
Max H-Resolution B/W:203dpi/300dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Roll (8.5 in x 100 ft)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Roll (8.5 in x 100 ft)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):3ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:200dpi/300dpi
Media Type:Continuous forms / Plain paper/Continuous forms / Plain paper / Fanfold paper/Plain paper / Continuous forms
Output Type:Monochrome
Technology:Direct thermal
Total Media Capacity:1sheets
Type:Personal printer

Reference Resource

Category:Computer hardware
Media Qty:1
Media Type:CD-ROM
Series:Documentation Set
Title:PocketJet 3/3 plus/PocketJet 3/3 plus with Bluetooth
Type:Documentation kit

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X / EPOC / Linux / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP / Microsoft Windows CE / Microsoft Windows CE .NET / Symbian OS/Apple MacOS X / EPOC / Linux / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP / Microsoft Windows CE / Microsoft Windows CE .NET / Symbian OS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Pocket PC / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows CE / Linux / EPOC / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows CE .NET / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP / Symbian OS
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