Office Equipment Reviews

Our equipment reviews offer you a detailed look at products that you would find in any office space. This includes desks, office chairs, printers, 3D printers, and many more products.

Hon Volt Armless Office Chair Review

As the market continues to be flooded with tons of armless office chairs on the market, one chair has proven to be different from the rest. This chair offers exceptional value for money. We are, of course, talking about the Hon Volt Armless Office Chair.

An elegant, modern, and minimalist office chair for the home office, Hon Volt is designed for comfort and functionality. This chair review will tell you everything you need to know about it.






29 lbs

Our Rating


In the mid-range office chair world, Hon has proven to be a brand that delivers on its promises, as we’ve seen with the popular Ignition 2.0.

The Hon Volt is designed to make working hours more comfortable and improve your sitting posture with a couple of helpful features.

Features & Construction

For starters, this is a very compact chair that is designed to fit in smaller places, and we love the fact that it’s so lightweight and portable, so it can easily be moved around.

That doesn’t take away from its durability, as the Hon Volt boasts a pretty sturdy 5-star base, as well as higher quality plastic materials throughout the chair, making it very durable. Compared to most chairs in its class, it feels much better put together.

Now let’s go over some of its most important features. The chair comes with a pneumatic lift system, as well as tilting features like tilt tension and tilt lock. It also has a center-tilt feature that allows you to tilt backward, moving the seat as well as the back at the same time.

Since there are different versions of the Hon Volt task chair, there can be confusion on which ones have the center tilt and which ones have the synchro tilt feature. If you want Volt chairs with center-tilt, go for H5701 and H5711 (this one has a mesh back), and if you want synchro-tilt, go for H5703 or H5713.

Assembling an office chair can be a bit intimidating, but the Hon Volt assembly was a breeze. The instructions are easily followed, and you also get all the tools needed for assembly.


Armless office chairs are not known for being extremely comfortable for long working hours. As they are smaller than regular office chairs, taller people may find them difficult to sit on.

But, the Hon Volt is a chair that is much better for tall people, especially against the likes of the KOLLIEE Armless Office Chair and the much less expensive BestOffice Armless Office Chair.

In addition to its wide seat, the chair offers a substantial layer of padding. While this chair certainly isn’t perfect for long hours, it does a much better job than most.


While the back of the chair doesn’t have a particularly special structure, it does have a slight curve and good padding that offers pretty good back support, mainly in the lower back area. It is not anything extraordinary, but it does a fairly good job.


  • 5-star Base
  • Pneumatic Lift System
  • 360-Swivel
  • Tilt Tension
  • Tilt Lock
  • Center-Tilt
  • Stain-Resistant Seat
  • 29 lbs

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Armless Office Chair

Home Office Chair

Amazon Basics
Low-Back Office Chair


When looking for an armless office chair, the Hon Volt should certainly be at the top of your wish list. While it isn’t a faultless chair by any means, in almost every deciding factor it does a better-than-average job. Plus, the fact that it’s fairly affordable should make it even more appealing.

By |2023-02-10T17:23:28+01:00February 10th, 2023|Office Equipment Reviews|

Dymo LabelWriter 4XL Review

Shipping labels are one of the most essential elements of the customer journey, and this is why it’s important to make sure that your shipping labels are professional and attractive. There are countless options on the market when it comes to thermal printers for shipping labels, but very few of them are as popular as the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL.

Dymo LabelWriter 4XL Review




‎7″ x 5.5″ x 7.37″

Print Technology

Direct thermal printing

Our Rating


Printing a wide variety of labels, including 4″ x 6″ shipping labels, identification labels, and barcodes, the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL is a very easy-to-use thermal label printer that is great for those who want to print 4 x 6 labels occasionally.


The Dymo LabelWriter 4XL has all the features that you need in order to print our shipping labels, identification labels, and other types of labels. It has an Auto-Duplex feature that allows the user to print two labels on each side of the paper at the same time, eliminating the need to flip the paper.

With the printer, you’ll get free DYMO Connect Software, which makes printing easier and more efficient because it allows you to create labels and has over 60 free templates.

The printer misses out on Wi-Fi connectivity, and that can be a big downside for some people, but there is no Ethernet port either. It does come with a USB cable for both power and data transfer.


When it comes to performance, the Dymo LabelWriter 4XL is a great choice for anyone looking for a simple printer for printing out 4 x 6 labels. This thermal printer has a fairly good printing speed of 50 labels per minute, which is average for a printer in that category. Printing bigger, 4 x 6 labels was slower, as expected, coming in at around 16 labels per minute. If you want a faster printer, the Zebra ZD620 is a better choice.

The 300dpi resolution does a good job of making your labels look sharp. The output quality is as you would expect from a 300dpi thermal printer, and it does the job for most people.


The Dymo LabelWriter 4XL is a fairly compact printer, but a bit bigger than the likes of Rollo Shipping Label Printer or the Brother QL-1100. The design of the printer is fairly plain and simple. It has a glossy black finish with silver trim, and the front of the printer is where you’ll find the power button.

There are no controls on the printer itself, so you’ll need to use the software supplied to set up the printer and print your labels.


  • Direct thermal print technology
  • 7″ x 5.5″ x 7.37″
  • 300dpi
  • USB Connectivity
  • Includes DYMO Connect software

Similar Products

iDPRT SP410 Thermal Label Printer SP410

Rollo Shipping Label

MUNBYN Shipping Label Printer

Who is it for?

The Dymo LabelWriter 4XL is a great printer for small businesses and online sellers that need to print out 4 x 6 labels, warehouse labels, or barcode labels. If you don’t need to print labels that are that big, you are probably better off with the smaller Rollo Shipping Label Printer or the more affordable iDPRT SP410 Thermal Label Printer.

By |2023-01-31T18:58:08+01:00January 24th, 2023|Office Equipment Reviews|

Philips Hue Play Light Bar Review – Add Ambiance Lighting to your Entertainment Area

Philips Hue is our favorite smart lighting system, and it presents a fun way to turn any part of your room into a magical place.

One of the most popular additions to the Hue line-up is certainly the Hue Play Light Bar, which we’ll be taking a look at today.




1.4″ x 10″ x 1.7″


500 lumens

Our Rating




The Philips Hue Play Light Bar is a light bar that you can control with your smartphone or tablet, and it’s super simple to set up. With a range of 2000 to 6500 lumens, it provides a decent amount of light for the size of the unit.

With its main purpose being to add a bit of color to your desk setup or entertainment area, the Hue Play Light Bar will make any space more fun, while saving you some money on lighting by replacing the incandescent bulbs in your lamps and other lighting fixtures.

Design and Features

Coming in a small package, just 10″ x 1.7″ x 1.4″, a single Hue Play Light Bar can fit behind your monitor or TV to provide a little ambiance. Its slim design also makes it easy to hide away.

Made from quality plastic, the bar feels pretty sturdy, but what sets this one apart from the others is the mounting options and the possibility to place them vertically and horizontally. However, if you don’t want to mount them anywhere, it’s possible just to place them on the table and face them toward an area you want to illuminate since they have angled bases.

They are most usually sold in pairs of two, but if you one just one, that is also a possibility. It comes in black and white colorways, so you can choose which one fits your area better.

This light bar is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. It works with iOS and Android devices, and it features Bluetooth connectivity that makes it easy to control with your mobile device.

Once connected, you can use your phone to change the color of the light bar. Simply open the Hue app and tap the light bar to see the various colors and choose which one you want. You can also use it to change the brightness, and set it to a timer to turn the light on or off at specific times, which is great for energy saving.

With its simple setup and operation, you’ll be able to control the Hue Play Light Bar with ease, and there’s no fiddling around required.


  • 10″ x 1.7″ x 1.4″
  • 500 lm
  • 2000-6500 Hue White Color Ambiance
  • 16 million color options
  • Uses Hue App
  • IP20

The Good & The Bad

Let’s now go over the good and the bad about the Philips Hue Play Light Bar. Like any product, it has its pros and cons. Let’s start with the good:


The positive side of things is that this is a very compact light bar and can be placed almost anywhere in the room, without being too noticeable. The initial setup is extremely simple, and the Hue app works seamlessly.

It also has an interesting feature that allows you to sync the light bar to Spotify and therefore making it react instantly to the music you are listening to.

We love the fact that there are many mounting options and the fact that you can connect three bars to one outlet, cutting down on cords and making the area around you better looking.


The two biggest issues we have with the Hue Play Light Bar are its price and the obligation to purchase the Hue Bridge in order for the light bar to work. Sure, the new-gen Hue Bridge works great, but purchasing it separately raises the cost of an already expensive product.

It also lacks any physical buttons and a battery, making it more difficult to move the bar in different places in the room where you are not close to a power outlet.

Similar Products

Philips Hue Bluetooth Gradient Ambiance Smart Lightstrip


Smart LED
Light Bars


LED Smart
Light Bars


The Bottom Line

If you are looking for a light bar that will add more atmosphere to the room, and control it via an iOS or Android device, and a higher price is not an issue for you, the Philips Hue Play Light Bar is a great option.

The many mounting options and app full of interesting features do make a difference ambiance-wise, but the high price point will set a lot of people back.

By |2023-01-24T14:48:41+01:00October 20th, 2022|Office Equipment Reviews|

Philips Hue Hub vs Philips Hue Bridge

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the differences between the Philips Hue Hub and the Philips Hue Bridge. Are you looking to control your lights from a smartphone, tablet, or computer?

Then you might want to consider the Philips Hue smart light system. It’s the best-selling lighting system in the world, and for good reason! The Hue is a simple way to add color and ambiance to any room. This is where the Philips Hue Hub and the Philips Hue Bridge come into play.

What is the Difference Between A Hue Hub and a Hue Bridge?

The Hue Hub and the Hue Bridge are similar devices, but there are some key differences between them. The first difference that you can see is the look of these devices, as the Hub is a round device, while the Bridge is a squared device.

But, there are more differences between the two, so, let’s take a closer look at these differences and how they affect your lighting experience.

Philips Hue Hub

The Philips Hue Hub is a WiFi-enabled hub that connects your Hue lights to your home network. You can use it to control all your Hue lights with your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

It’s the first generation of the Philips Hue system and is a pretty basic and small device that has an on/off button on the front, as well as a reset button. It also features small light indicators that let you know if your Hub is connected to the Internet or not.

This small device lets you change the light colors, dim the lights, etc. You’ll need to download the Philips Hue app in order to connect the Hub with your lights, but this is a very simple process.

However, the 1st gen Hub will no longer receive support and can’t connect your new light to the Hub.

Philips Hue Bridge

Philips Hue Bridge is a newer and upgraded version of the original Hub, and it ensures the smooth integration of your new lights, like the Bloom into the Hue system. Not only that it looks different on the outside, but more importantly, it’s much different on the inside.

That means that the connectivity is much faster and the setup process is even simpler than ever before. The Hue Bridge features a built-in Ethernet port and voice command, which is great for those who wish to control the lights hands-free.

The biggest advantage of this new bridge over the older gen one is the ability to connect 50 Hue lights to it without any issues.

If you own a Philips Hue Bridge and for some reason need to reset it, feel free to see our how-to guide here.

By |2022-10-26T20:18:25+01:00October 17th, 2022|Office Equipment Reviews, Technology|

Giantex Ergonomic Office Chair Review

Giantex is a brand known for producing a wide array of good quality products at an affordable price like home furniture, outdoor furniture, washing machines, and more. Their Ergonomic Office Chair is one of the most popular options in this price range, and it has a lot to offer as a budget-friendly option.

If you work in an office, you’re probably sitting down most of the day. But your back and neck have to be able to handle the load. And if you’re a gamer, you know that a comfortable chair can make or break your gaming experience.

But, you don’t have to spend a fortune on an office chair, and this is where this office chair from Giantex comes into play.

Giantex Ergonomic Office Chair Overview

This is one of Giantex’s top models and also one of their most expensive ones, but it’s still a budget-friendly option. The biggest selling point of this chair is its ergonomic design and adjustability.

With a look that makes an impression that this chair costs much more, Giantex has done a very good job at combining many ergonomic features with the affordability of this chair.


Let’s start with the features of the Giantex Ergonomic Office Chair. It has an adjustable seat height, reclining backrest, adjustable headrest, adjustable lumbar support, along with adjustable armrests.

Back & Seat

This high-back office chair features a full mesh back for maximum breathability, along with a padded seat. Our opinion is that the combination of a mesh back and a mesh seat would’ve worked better, but the seat is fairly comfortable, although it’s more on a firmer than on a softer side.

Lumbar Support

What makes the difference with this chair is definitely the excellent lumbar support it has. It’s easily adjustable with a small wheel found on the back, and it can move 2.2″ up/down and 1.6″ front/back, so you can easily find the right position for your spine.

Adjustable Headrest

The headrest is an extremely important part of the chair, and we were very happy to see it on this one. Not only that it compliments the overall design of the chair very well, but more importantly, it serves the purpose of keeping your neck from getting strained over long periods of time.

It’s also adjustable, which is another plus. You can adjust it 45 degrees to the back, and move it 4.5″ up and down.

Reclining Back

It’s a great feature to have in high-back office chairs, and it allows you to adjust the chair from sitting to reclining. You can recline from 90 to 135 degrees, and it’s pretty easy to do.

Build Quality

The whole chair is pretty well built and it gives off an impression that it will stand the test of time. While you could hear squeaks or rattles from time to time but it’s nothing serious to worry about. Overall, it feels sturdy enough and we were pretty impressed by it.

Assembly Process

Like most office chairs nowadays, this one is also very easy to assemble. The process is nothing that will concern you, as it’s a pretty straightforward and short assembly.


  • 29″ x 28.5″ x 44″
  • Seat height – 17.5″-21.5″
  • Weight – 36.5 lbs
  • 360-degree swivel
  • Height adjustment – 44″ – 55.2″
  • Armrest adjustment – 2.7″
  • Tilt – 90 – 135 degrees


We would highly recommend this chair to anyone looking for a high-back office chair with a good price tag. It has plenty of ergonomic features, and its build quality is pretty good too.

For someone who is looking for a more expensive option, feel free to read our review of the Nouhaus Pallete Office Chair here.

By |2022-10-26T23:36:00+01:00August 19th, 2022|Office Equipment Reviews|

Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4530 Wireless All-in-One Printer Review

This Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4530 Wireless All-in-One Printer is a high-performance, versatile all-in-one printer for home and office.

It has a couple of great features like the auto-duplex feature, so you can print double-sided documents, which is great for business. It also has a document feeder, so you can easily feed in papers from a tray.

However, it’s quite a large device with a footprint of 18.1″ x 16.5″ x 13.4″. Is this the printer for you?

Let’s jump into the review and find out.


As we’ve mentioned in the introduction, the Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4530 has a couple of great features that can save you time. For starters, it has an automatic duplexing feature, so if you want to print on both sides of a paper, you don’t need to do it manually. It works for scanning, as well.

It also has a document feeder, which can host 30 pages. That is great for businesses that print lots of documents. The input tray can hold up to 250 sheets.

The Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4530, as an all-in-one printer, allows you to print, scan, copy, and fax documents with ease. One of the more important things about this printer is that it’s so easy to change the cartridges when they are running low.

On the front panel, you can see a lot of physical buttons, but also a 2.5″ screen that lets you see the settings of the printer.

  • 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi
  • Automatic Document Feeder
  • Auto-Duplex
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet Connectivity Option
  • Epson Connect™

Connectivity Options

Let’s talk about its connectivity options now. Epson provides a wide range of connectivity options with their printers, and the Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4530 is no exception.

It can connect to your home or business network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and with Epson Connect™, you can also print from your smartphone.

But, what we’ve found strange is that the WP-4530 doesn’t feature a memory card reader, which is a slight downside for us.


Performance-wise, the Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4530 is very versatile. It offers an amazing printing speed, but an exceptionally fast copying speed. It also has great output quality, so in the end, you get the best of both worlds.

However, this printer has its fair share of problems which are common for Epson printers; printhead nozzles can get clogged and ink can leak, which is a big downside.

The Bottom Line

The Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4530 is a great all-in-one printer that will surely impress everyone around you. It has great features and performance, but you definitely should be careful about the printer’s lifespan.

By |2022-10-26T23:36:55+01:00August 8th, 2022|Office Equipment Reviews|

Philips Hue Bloom vs Philips Hue Go – Comparison

Philips Hue is a smart lighting system that connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth and lets you control the lights from anywhere with your phone. You can turn on or off the lights, dim them, change the colors, and create scenes. It is very convenient and easy to use.

It’s the most popular smart lamp system in the world, with many models for different occasions to choose from. However, some of them share some similarities and can be difficult to choose from.

That is the case with other Philips Hue Go and Philips Hue Bloom, two lamps that, on the initial look seem similar, but have some significant differences.

Philips Hue Go Vs Bloom: Comparison Chart

Philips Hue Bloom

Philips Hue Go








up to 25,000 hours

up to 20,000 hours

IP ratings




16 milion

16 milion

Construction & Design

Let’s start with the design and the quality of the construction of both lamps. While the design of both lamps has its similarities, it also has some differences. The Philips Hue Go has a round shape with a tiny base and the outer shell of the lamp is translucent.

That isn’t the case with Hue Bloom. Bloom has a hard plastic outer shell that is not translucent, so you can only see the emitted light from the lamp’s head.

Now the biggest difference between the two regarding their design is that the Go can be placed parallel to the table or at an angle, while the Bloom only has one position.

The newer version of the Hue Go made that placement possible by adjusting the place for the cable. Philips Hue Bloom’s cable placement is rather strange. It has a cut-out on the front of the base that tries to hide the cable, but that could’ve been done more successfully.

Brightness & Light Distribution

There is a major difference in the lumen output between the two, as the Go has 300 lumens and the Bloom has 120. But, both of them act as a pretty good ambient light for the room, and they distribute the light very well.

They are not designed to act as desk lamps or overhead lights, but as a supporting lighting source for a particular area, but the difference is noticeable.


This is where we have the biggest difference between these two, and it’s the portability of these smart lamps. Philips Hue Go was designed to be used as a portable lamp, and the new generation increases the battery life from 3 to almost 8 work hours.

The Bloom, on the other hand, is intended to be a fixed table lamp, and its main purpose is to serve as a decorative accent. The Go also has a button by which you can control the device, without the use of the app, while the Bloom doesn’t have that option.

Both of these can be controlled by the Philips Hue app and they can be connected via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Hue Go: Portable Lamp

If you are on the lookout for a portable ambient lighting solution, the Philips Hue Go is your best choice. While it comes at a high price, Philips Hue Go is a superb choice if you are looking for something that you can take anywhere with you.

The lamp has a wireless connection that allows it to be connected to the home Wi-Fi network and works with your other smart devices such as the Apple HomeKit or Amazon Alexa.

Hue Bloom: Ambient Lighting

The Philips Hue Bloom is a good choice if you want to step into the world of smart lighting. It doesn’t have as many features as the Go, but its affordable price tag makes it an attractive option for many people.

You can also use the Hue Bloom to create interesting effects, such as dimming the lights in a room to a certain level.


As you can see, the differences between the two are quite noticeable, but both the Philips Hue Go and the Philips Hue Bloom are great options for those who want to start using smart lighting.

While the Go is more expensive, its portability means that you can easily place it wherever you want, and its improved battery life just adds to the advantages of the Go.

The Bloom is cheaper than the Go, but it still provides you with a lot of features, and if you are not looking for a portable smart lamp, the Bloom is the way to go.

By |2023-01-24T14:15:12+01:00August 7th, 2022|Office Equipment Reviews|

Philips Hue Bloom Table Lamp – 2023 Review

We’ve been using the Philips Hue lights for several months now and we still can’t get enough of them.

Our favorite thing about the Philips Hue is that it’s incredibly versatile. They’re not just good for accent lighting, they can do everything from changing colors and lighting the room, to syncing the light with the music you are listening to.

One of our favorite lamps is definitely the Philips Hue Bloom, a table lamp that is easily controlled by your smartphone and has a compact design.

Philips Hue Bloom Review




‎4.96″ x 5.08″ x 3.89″


120 lumens

Our Rating


The Philips Hue Bloom is one of the most flexible table ambient lamps on the market today, thanks to its easy setup and ability to control the lamp through your phone or tablet via a great app.

It’s a compact lamp that will make your gaming, movie, or music experience interesting with the different colors and effects that it offers.

Construction & Design

The Philips Hue Bloom lamp has an immaculate and modern look. A rounded lamp head is made from a high-quality hard plastic as well as the lamp’s base. The lamp also has some metal parts.

On the base, you can see a small cut-out for the cable which tries to hide the cable, but it could’ve been done a bit better.

The whole design of the Bloom makes this lamp very sophisticated, and not a lamp that will stand out in the room. It’s designed to blend in with its surroundings and looks great with almost any type of decor.

Its compact size allows it to fit anywhere you wish, and it doesn’t take up much space on your desk or nightstand. We’ve found a place for it behind a TV, and it really accompanies the surroundings of the room without looking too out of place.


That compact size brings us to the more important factor regarding lamps – how bright it is. The Philips Hue Bloom has a brightness of 120 lumens, which was expected since this is a lamp used for ambient lighting in a small area.

Now, where things get interesting is the 16 million color options that Philips Hue Bloom offers. It can never get boring to change colors and brightness levels because the options are limitless.

Philips Hue App

The Philips Hue app is what controls the brightness, color, and everything else that the lamp offers. It’s a very well-designed app that comes with a big color wheel that lets you choose your preferred color and brightness. It also comes with some preset scenes if you don’t know where to start.

Philips Hue App Color Wheel

Whenever you find a color you like, you can save it so you don’t have to search for it every time. You are also able to sync your Bloom to Spotify so it can react to the music you are listening to.


Setting up and installing Hue Bloom is quite simple and straightforward. When the Philips Hue Bridge is plugged into your router, and the Bloom is connected to the power source, pairing the Bloom via an app is simple and it takes just a couple of minutes.

If you are experiencing some issues with the connection or want to sell your Hue Bridge, learn how to factory reset it here.

Specs & Features

  • Cable length – 2 m
  • Height – 3.9 inch
  • Length – 4.96 inch
  • Width – 5.08 inch
  • Controlled via Philips Hue App
  • 16 million color options
  • 120 lumens
  • 7.1 watts


● Color control

● Variety of colors and brightness

● Great app

● Easy setup


● The cable is hard to hide


When it comes to smart table ambient lamps, Philips Hue Bloom is one of the best. It comes with a lot of features that make it worth the price and you can play with colors and brightness easily.

So if you want to add more ambient lighting to your room, then you should consider getting a Philips Hue Bloom for yourself. If you are interested, see how the Bloom performs against Hue Go here.

By |2023-01-31T18:59:15+01:00August 4th, 2022|Office Equipment Reviews|

HP Printers that Use 564 Ink

HP’s 564 ink is one of the most versatile ink cartridges found in many printers, with most of them being from HP’s Photosmart line of printers. These printers are easy to use, and that is why they are a very popular choice for home offices and small businesses.

What HP Printers Use 564 Ink?

The 564 ink cartridge is compatible with many of the HP Photosmart printers. If you have an HP Photosmart printer, then it is likely that this cartridge will be compatible with your printer. However, there are some OfficeJet and DeskJet models that use 564 ink.

Here is a complete list of the HP printers that use 564 ink:

PhotoSmart Series:

HP Photosmart 5511

HP Photosmart 5512

HP Photosmart 5514

HP Photosmart 5515

HP Photosmart 5520

HP Photosmart 5522

HP Photosmart 5525

HP Photosmart Premium C309a

HP Photosmart Plus B209a

HP Photosmart D5445 Printer

HP Photosmart D5460 Printer

HP Photosmart D7560

HP Photosmart 5510 e-All-in-One Printer

HP Photosmart 5511 e-All-in-One Printer

HP Photosmart 5514 e-All-in-One Printer

HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One Printer

HP Photosmart C6350 All-in-One Printer

HP Photosmart C6340 All-in-One Printer

HP Photosmart C6380 All-in-One Printer

HP Photosmart 6510 e-All-in-One Printer

HP Photosmart 6520 e-All-in-One Printer

HP Photosmart 7520

HP Photosmart Premium C310a

HP Photosmart C510a

HP Photosmart Plus B209a

HP Photosmart Plus B210a

HP Photosmart Premium C309n

HP Photosmart Premium C309a

HP Photosmart Premium C309g

HP Photosmart Premium C410a

HP Photosmart B8550

OfficeJet Series:

HP Officejet 4620

HP Officejet 4620e

HP OfficeJet 4622

DeskJet Series:

HP DeskJet 3070a

HP DeskJet 3520

HP DeskJet 3521

HP DeskJet 3522

HP DeskJet 3524

HP DeskJet 3526

Top Rated HP Printers that Use 564 Ink

You will find that these printers offer a wide variety of features and since most of them are all-in-one printers, you also have scanning, copying, and faxing options.

Let’s jump in and see the finest HP printers that use 564 ink.

HP Photosmart 6520

Putting the HP Photosmart 6520 on this list was a no-brainer. This wireless printer gives you the option to print, scan, copy, and fax and it comes in this nice and sleek design. With the Photosmart 6520, you get the duplex printing feature, a huge time saver, but it lacks the automatic document feeder.

On the flip side, this MDF printer is extremely easy to set up, and you will be able to use it just moments from putting it out of the box. With the HP Photosmart 6520, you also get a small touchscreen that allows you to configure various settings.

Printing quality is very good, especially if you are printing text documents. Even printed photos looked very precise, with fine-looking details and colors. Printing speed is also reasonably good compared to other printers in its category.

HP Officejet 4620

The HP Officejet 4620 is designed as an affordable home printer, but it still has options for scanning, copying, faxing, and it gives you the option for wireless printing. What is interesting with the Office jet 4620 is that it features a 35-sheet automatic document feeder, unlike the more expensive Photosmart 6520 that we’ve mentioned.

However, it misses out on the automatic duplexing, and it doesn’t have an Ethernet connection. You do get Wi-Fi connectivity, and it’s easy to print from any device that you connect to the printer.

The Officejet 4620 is designed primarily for printing documents, with the text coming out looking very sharp. Photo printing, on the other hand, is not as good, but it will be good enough for most people.

HP Photosmart C410a

HP Photosmart C410a is one great-looking MDF printer, with a combination of matte and glossy finish. It’s averagely sized and has a 125-sheet capacity, which is more than enough for most home offices. This is the first printer on this list that features both duplex printing and the automatic document feeder feature.

For an inkjet printer, the HP Photosmart C410a offers pretty good results. It prints text and graphics with good accuracy and clarity, however, it can improve in some areas. The Photosmart C410a features AirPrint and HP’s own ePrint.

It doesn’t have an Ethernet port, but it does support Wi-Fi connectivity. On the front of the printer you can find a small display, and, unlike many printers nowadays, physical buttons by which you can control the setting.

HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One Printer

Last but not least, we have the HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One printer. This is a printer that is designed for home use and has a couple of features that will make your printing tasks much easier, like cloud printing, and duplex printing.

This is one pretty compact printer that is easy to set up and use, especially with the addition of a 2.65″ touch screen. This all-in-one printer misses out on the faxing option, but that shouldn’t be a problem for many people. You can still print, scan, and copy with the Photosmart 5520.

The overall printing quality is more than acceptable for most home offices. It has Wi-Fi connectivity, but like most HP printers that use 564 ink, it doesn’t have an Ethernet port. If you’re looking for a simple, easy-to-use printer that can handle most printing needs at home, the HP Photosmart 5520 is an excellent choice.

By |2022-10-26T23:50:22+01:00July 13th, 2022|Office Equipment Reviews, Technology|

Brother DS-640 Compact Mobile Document Scanner Review

Compact scanners are gaining more and more popularity, and the market for them is getting more and more crowded. In the sea of compact document scanners, there are a few brands that should be trusted more than others.

If you are looking for a compact document scanner, Brother is one of the leading brands you should consider. They have been providing quality products for years and their DS-640 is no exception. This is an affordable and reliable scanner and one of the most popular options on the market.




11.9″ x 2.2″ x 1.4″


16 ppm

Our Rating


With its size of 11.9 x 2.2 x 1.4 inches and weighing one pound, the Brother DS-640 is one very compact and portable scanner. The DS-640 has most of the features that you expect from a modern compact document scanner.

There is just one button found on this scanner, which makes it extremely easy to use. It does not require any complex software or complicated settings in order to work. With just a few clicks, you can scan your documents and make them available in a matter of seconds.


While you can’t expect a ton of features from a scanner that is this small, the Brother DS-640 has a couple that will make your work easier. One of the more important ones is the automatic color detection/adjustment feature which is especially helpful when you are scanning several different types of documents at once.

The scanner also comes with great built-in OCR and document management software that allows you to make edits to your files. What this scanner lacks are the automatic document feeder and duplex scanning. So, you will have to manually feed the two-sided documents, which will be more time-consuming.

Some other compact scanners like the Epson WorkForce ES-50 have an ADF and a slightly more expensive Brother DS-740D has a duplex scanning option.

Connectivity Options & OS Compatibility

When you look at most compact scanners, you can see that many lack the Wi-Fi connectivity option, except the likes of the Epson Workforce ES-60W Doxie Go SE. This scanner also lacks the Wi-Fi connectivity option, but the great thing is that it supports USB 3.0, as opposed to many others that only support 2.0.

In terms of OS compatibility, like most scanners, the Brother DS-640 is Windows, Mac, and Linux compatible. 


If you want a fast compact scanner, the DS-640 is not for you. Scanning longer documents with the DS-640 takes a lot of time, especially the color ones. Its speed is one of this scanner’s downsides, but we didn’t expect blazing fast scanning speeds at all.

On the other hand, the scanning quality with the maximum resolution of 600 dpi is surprisingly great and can compete with much more expensive scanners. All of this makes the Brother DS-640 a great option for those who want precise scans, but are willing to sacrifice the speed.


  • 11.9 x 2.2 x 1.4 inches
  • USB 3.0
  • 600 dpi maximum resolution
  • 16 ppm
  • Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Automatic color detection
  • Document management and OCR software included


Overall, the Brother DS-640 is a great value for the money for someone who is looking for a lightweight and portable scanner that doesn’t plan to scan a lot of documents. It’s economical and simple to use, but for a slightly higher price, the Epson WorkForce ES-50 is a better choice.

By |2023-01-31T18:59:33+01:00July 9th, 2022|Office Equipment Reviews|
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