After a brief career in corporate IT, Simon Handby combined his love of technology and writing when he made the move to Computer Shopper magazine. As a technology reviewer he's since tested everything from routers and switches, to smart air fryers and doorbells, and covered technology such as EVs, TVs, solar power and the singularity.
During more than 15 years as Shopper's long-time printer reviewer, Simon tried, tested and wrote up literally hundreds of home, small office and workgroup printers. He continues reviewing smart products and printers for a variety of publications, and has been an IT Pro contributor since 2010. Simon is almost never happier than when surrounded by printers and paper, applying his stopwatch and a seasoned eye to find the best performing, best value products for business users.
Reviews A cheap and simple to use VPN that sidesteps geo-blocks, but it doesn't offer perfect anonymity
Reviews Economical, compact yet scalable, Kyocera's M3040idn is a good mono MFP for workgroups or small firms who don't need fax support
Reviews Xerox launches a fast and frugal mono laser for high-volume printing in the workgroup
Reviews An inkjet MFP with enterprise features, low running costs and a laser-killing turn of speed
Reviews HP's smart and compact Officejet 150 is the world's first mobile multifunction printer. Is it a worthy travel companion?
Reviews There's a lot to like about the Xerox WorkCentre 6605V/DN printer, but as our reviewer discovered, the benefits don't come without some downsides too.
Reviews A desktop scanner capable of scanning 30 pages per minute and a maximum workload of 2000 pages per day.
Reviews Fujitsu's ScanSnap S1300i is compact, able to scan up to 12 pages per minute and interact with cloud services.
Reviews A fast, cheap workgroup inkjet printer with a touted printing speed of 60 pages per minute (ppm) thanks to waterfall printing technology.
Reviews Brother's desktop document scanner comes with the ability to scan directly to USB devices, but the image quality and speed can't quite match the offerings from competitors such as Canon.
Reviews The ColorQube 8900 multifunction peripheral (MFP) is a solid-ink printer, with a snappy 44ppm colour printing speed, 7in colour touchscreen and 120,000 page monthly output.
Reviews The latest addition to the WorkForce Pro inkjet range is able to print 13 business quality pages per minute. Simon Handby investigates whether the printer is worth double the price of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 Enterprise.
Reviews The Z-Generation are new additions to Fujitsu’s fi series that aim to bring reliable document processing within reach of the smaller business. Simon Handby finds whether Fujitsu has turned a page.
Reviews Lantronix's simple xPrintServer is designed to be a plug-and-forget solution for connecting iOS devices to network printers. Simon Handby pulls out his iPad and finds out if it's worth the paper it prints to.
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