I picked up a new wireless/battery powered printer for running claims - and I had a heckuva time getting the thing installed on my Dell. But I was able to print within 30 seconds of attaching (or using the wireless feature) on my old 2013 Mac Book Pro.
As a field adjuster, I’m a slave to technology. We absolutely must have reliable and intuitive tools available to us to get our jobs done. And the tools get more and more complicated with every year that passes.
There’s always a new app or other piece of software that’s designed to “make our lives easier..” and all it really does is make our jobs more complicated.
That I was able to use a brand new printer out of the box within 30 seconds on my Mac.. vs the 35 minutes it took me to get something printed from my PC, just baffles me.
Say what you will about Apple products, but know this: the reason why Apple stuff is so popular with most REGULAR people is that it’s intuitive and only does what it needs to - no more, no less. On a PC (or Android phone), the hardware and software is extremely powerful and allows the use to dig deep and tweak and customize and really mold the tool into what they want.
I think that’s great.
However, as a plain old USER, who has little interest in having to learn how to use something as simple as my phone or a printer, I don’t WANT that extra customization.
So for ME.. Mac beats PC. I don’t want all the extra tweaking that’s available on a PC. (this is one of my chief complaints about Xactimate as well).
But I digress..
I also was talking about a printer in this video.
The Epson WF-100
It’s a wireless printer that has a battery in it. This concept is great for field cat adjusters. On this little guy I think the execution is adequate for what I need it to do.
But after using it for a couple of weeks, I’m finding that I miss my HP Officejet 200 mobile printer. Even though it’s bigger than this Epson, it prints faster and seems to be a little more reliable. So far.
Stay tuned in the coming months for a follow up review. We’ll see if this one is a keeper or if I’m going to go back to my beloved HP.