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Pentax PocketJet 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Pentax PocketJet 3. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The print quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price.

usability, print quality, performance, size


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 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax PocketJet 3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Pentax PocketJet 3 from The average user rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Comments about the size and performance are generally positive. The print quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the price.

usability, print quality, performance, size


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pocketjet 3PLUS Engine OnlyPocketjet 3PLUS Engine Only

May, 2018

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



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


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC/PC / Mac
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


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


Type: None


Type: None

Power Device

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


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


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