HP Envy 5660 e-All-in-One Review
As are many HP printers, this one is packed with cloud options, including HP’s own printer apps feature, which permits you to print from and scan to literally hundreds of participating sites, such as CNN, Disney, and numerous small business form repositories and legal record sites. Additionally, this Envy supports several mobile device connectivity options, such printing via Google Cloud Printing, Apple AirPrint, Wi-Fi Direct, and lots of others. If you are not familiar with today’s various mobile printing options, have a look at this About.com”Printing from Your Mobile Device” article.
The HP Envy 5660 e-All-in-One inkjet multifunction printer can print, scan, copy, print via the cloud, and print directly from tablets and phones. If the printer is connected directly to a network that’s connected to the Internet, you can call up HP’s print programs on the front-panel touch screen to print content from an range of websites. At about 18 inches wide and 16.1 inches from front to back, this Envy has a relatively small footprint, meaning that it should fit nicely on your desktop, and in a mere 6.3 inches high, it must fit neatly beneath (or in) low-hanging shelves.
Whatever the case, it supports Wi-Fi, which should make finding a place for it simpler, along with USB, and you can print PC-Free, from before the printer, from an SD card. You can carry out these and other walk-up choices from the front of the device from its 2.7-inch touchable color LCD. Like Epson’s Small-in-One AIOs, such as the Expression Home XP-420 Small-in-One, the Envy 5660’s appeal comes from its petite, somewhat fashionable design. Previously, HP’s”Envy” placard was reserved for somewhat elegant products, printers and computers, such as the Envy 110, which looks more like an entertainment center element, than a inkjet printer. Frankly, nearly everything about this Envy, from its 125-sheet input tray to its 25-sheet output , and everything in between, indicates low-volume–beginning with the lack of an automatic document feeder atop of the scanner. Instead, you have a manual, single-sheet scanner which makes scanning longer documents (say, anything over two or three pages) dull and time-consuming to copy or scan.
Design and Features Standard MFP features are restricted to printing, copying, and scanning. In addition, you are able to both print from and scan into a memory card. The HP Envy 5660 e-All-in-One can function as a home printer, a light-duty home-office printer, or in the double role of home and home-office printer The HP Envy 5660 e-All-in-One inkjet multifunction printer can print, scan, copy, print through the cloud, and print directly from phones and tablets.
The HP Envy 5660 is an all-in-one inkjet printer with scan and copy functions. It works with Windows and Mac OS. The multi-color ink cartridge has to be replaced when a single color runs out. The capacity of the main paper tray is 125 sheets, a typical size. It can accept paper up to 69# basis weight, much heavier than what’s typical. Additionally, it has another tray for snapshot-size photo paper. The printer has a tiny 1.8-inch display screen with a touchscreen interface.
The HP Envy 5660 includes a memory-card reader. You can connect directly to a PC with a USB cable, or to your network router wirelessly using WiFi. It can access the Internet directly, using downloadable’programs’ saved in the printer, letting you print information from information and entertainment services. The sole connection options for the printer are USB and Wi-Fi, including Wi-Fi Direct.