Canon PIXMA MX494 A4 4-in-1 Multifunction Wi-Fi Printer

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R 699

List Price R 849


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Cape Town, Joburg, Pretoria 2-5 working days
Regional Area 2-6 working days
Remote Area 3-7 working days
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Remote Area
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Shipped in 3-5 working days 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks 2-3 weeks
Shipped in 5-7 working days 1-2 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Shipped in 7-10 working days 2-3 weekss 2-4 weeks 2-4 weeks
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Shipped in 7-10 working days 2-3 weeks
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Shipped in 15-20 working days 3-5 weeks
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Limited (24 months)
Canon PIXMA MX494 A4 4-in-1 Multifunction Wi-Fi Printer
South Africa
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A good printer for a very good price! Set up was a little more tricky than I've had with previous printers but once it was done I've had zero issues printing wirelessly, unlike my previous HP printer which cost double what the Canon did.

Good printer for its price, easy setup...

Love it, love it, love it. Setup - easy, use - easy, price - really well priced.

Thank you

Awesome MFU for the money, a little bit slow to warm up but once it prints, it works like a bomb. The Fax machine side is a bit of a mess up to install and set up. Would be cool if you could change all the settings via a printer control panel.

Print quality is good, prints fast, scans fast, easy to use, nice to look at

Print quality is acceptable. Wifi is nice, when it works. It disconnects (even though it shows it is connected) and requires power cycle to get it to function again.
Cartridges relatively expensive for low yield.

So far the printer performs as advertised. Love the wifi facility whereby I can print from my cellphone. No more hassles of downloading to my computer.

Excellent product. Easy to set up. Does what it says it will do!

Have set up the copier but haven't been able to connect the scanner to work yet

Good value.

This is the worse piece of complicated junk I have ever come across in my life!

Set up was quick and so easy! Works like a dream!! As always a pleasure dealing with Takelot!!!

Very happy with this little printer, very easy to setup if you read carefully and does the job well. Love that it's so easy to scan as well. It comes with setup ink, one colour and one black. Make sure you buy a separate USB cable as it does not come with one. I think some reviews said that it was a bit loud, I don't think so at all.

Very nice product!

All round a great printer at a good price.

Easy to install. Very user friendly. Prints from any device.

A brilliant little printer at a reasonable price and the replacement cartridges are also reasonably priced. Very happy with my purchase, in fact this is the 2nd one that I have purchased...

Good enough for for the price
downfall it does'nt come with a usb cable
and its quite a noisy machine when printing

I set this printer up for my technologically-challenged mom and she loves it! She says it is so easy to use and prints so well.

I installed it without any trouble. The computer had no CD drive, so I had to search for the software online. After a bit of searching, I found and downloaded the software at the Canon Europe site. Between the Quick Install guide shipped with the printer, and onscreen instructions, I had no trouble installing and getting the printer to work. (I'm sure it would have been even easier if using the installation CD shipped with the product.)

I believe this printer is excellent value for money. And it is such a pleasure having it delivered to my door and not having to lug it all the way home myself from the shops.

This is by far the worst printer I have ever had in my life. It can be full of paper and will continuously tell me that there is no paper. It has been a complete waste of money, I will never by another Canon printer.

The worst printer I have ever used. I used to think Canon was a good brand.

Really not bad for the price. Print quality is good. Machine is a bit noisy but excellent printer for this price. And ad always excellent service from TakeAlot.

extremely Good value for money cartridges are reasonable and lasts well worth it

One of the most frustrating printers to install. Online support is incredibly difficult to come by, and so dont even try it, just use the CD provided.

I am impressed with the quality of the print although I find the printer extremely slow even when printing in draft quality.

Great wireless printer once you get it setup

Very good

battling to get the wifi to connect, but will keep trying

otherwise looks like a nice small printer

Great printer, thx

Awesome machine, easy to operate effectively, effortlessly and scans excellent documents via wireless, connected to my iPhone and my iPad, simple to remove and fit cartridges. Real value for money .

Great value for money printer. I did the whole setup without plugging in a single cable (except for the power cable, of course). I can now print over WiFi with my laptop and my phone (never thought I'd need to, but we've used it a lot). Print quality is pretty good for a multi-functional printer. Scanning is a breeze. Very pleased with my purchase.

Very good buy for the price. It works on all functions and my mother can even use it!!!

The wireless connection is difficult to do and if you don't have a printer cable you're going to struggle setting it up. You're going to need to be a bit tech savvy. Other than that a good printer- especially for home use.

Excellent product easy to use and to install.
It prints and faxes with ease very economical and at a very good price.
Good service from takealot keep it up.

Print good quality photos. Easy to operate as well.

Nice small printer for the price, been using the wireless scanning option and its been working great.

Love it

Very good now problems with it

Very Happy Thanks

Great product - super easy to setup and control via my smartphone

Perfect printer. Can't fault it.

Very pleased with my order

Great product, especially for the price I paid. The only disappointment was that I did not receive the USB cable with the printer, which I expected to be part of the package. Working well via Wi-Fi, however the option to use a cable would have been great.

Easy to set up for all the standard functions using the enclosed document but go on-line or use the disc supplied when setting up the wi-fi and follow those instructions as they are much clearer.

Very good product. Set up was super easy. Good value for money

That's good product for money and easy to install....

Very good value, print quality good. Some set-up issues encountered and difficult to read screen compared to my previous (Lexmark) unit

So happy. It works, prints and is easy to setup. Never knew this could be so easy! Buy this and skip the rest

Having had a few installation problems ( sheet no 1 fell out the box and was unseen under furniture) once it was found the next morning everything went well and I am extremely pleased with my purchase. It takes a bit of getting used to but provides excellent results once you are with it !

Quick and easy setup. Print quality is good for a printer of this price range. Very impressed

set up was quick and simple, just battled a little with knowing how to angle the cartridges, but once that was sorted it was fine. using USB cable from.another printer so can't comment on that function. threw away fax cables. fax, in 2018?


Excellent multi function printer and scanner. Easy to set up and easy to use. Very happy with this Canon product.

Fairly straightforward to set up for 2 Samsung note 4 by wireless and desktop with Lan. Need to have docs in correct format to print from phones.
Good quick delivery by Takealot.

Good value for money, no smudging and printing paper completely dry upon ejection! Worth your hard earned rands 😃

Really Love my printer. Set-up wasnt that hard and it works like a Dream ... No CaBLES!yay

Great buy. Printer is a bit slow but otherwise very easy to set up and print straight from my Android phone.

Terrific value for money! Quick , clear and user friendly.

Good value for money. Not a fan of Canon, but this one surprised me and won me over

Excellent product - wireless network setup is indeed made simple with step by step flow chart - this product is ideal for students - imagine reading a concept that boggles the mind and the ever resourceful google search engine is resorted too which actually yields an article that helps understanding this concept time to print - wait I used my phone as my laptop was off! Oh dear what now? Think you get the idea - effortlessly print document from any device able to connect wirelessly - from virtually anywhere in the home - only downside paper does jam now and then but then again .....wirelessly

Sleek and compact design. Setup was really easy, just follow the instructions in the setup guide. Luckily I have a couple of spare usb cables, which made it so much easier. Connected with my phone after I registered the product. Prints look great. Just very, very noisy when printing.

Wonderful and easy to configure. Works brilliantly.

Great works perfect

bang for buck - good value!
works perfectly first time out
however, a true reflection of the product will only be evident a few weeks into using it extensively.
(and how well it goes when/after replacing the cartridges)
overall - thumbs up!

Elegant look. Easy to connect with WiFi.

Sofar everything fine great buy.

Awesome product. Great value for money and easy to set up.

Excellent does what it says

Happy with the product and it print from the cellphone which is convenient!

Very good printer for the price. Setup was easy in hindsight but it did take me a while to get it working properly.

Excellent value for money, but the wifi setup is way way too complicated, I am printing using USB cable. Otherwise no problem at all


Great product for the price. Priting good. Scanning fantastic. Wifi printing is Amazing. Love the free programmes that give you cards, decorated papers, envelopes, tags, etc.! GREAT product!!!

The printer work fine, the cours are bright and the speed is not great but acceptable for home use. However, it rather noisy.

It's a nice, compact system. The printer seems efficient and quick. I love the fact that I can feed multiple documents into the scanner the most. The scanning quality is good too. The wifi function has been 100% and I've had no dramas keeping the printer connected to my PC.

Colour cartridge lasted less than 50 prints. |Hope this is not the norm.

wow im very impressed with my printer.thank you so much take a lot..printer works perfect!!

Wireless Printer does not connect as wireless

Of the limited range of Canon printers this has been an adequate choice.
Easy enough to 'plug and play'.

Excellent device, prints from phones and computers and scans at a high quality

Really Good Printer. Was Delivered within 2days! Very Pleased!

It is an excellent printer/scanner


This printer, scanner, copier is really good value for money.

Very happy with my printer

very useful and affordable , space saving helps me for both my work and school

Very fast and efficient!

Excellent quality at this price. The WiFi works great with my iPhone. Great buy!

What a great MFP easy to setup both wireless and USB, on windows 10 no need to install drivers, very quick and quite love it, fast delivery.

Works well and meets my requirements.

Very happy

Good product. Good price.

Good bang for your buck! Works well!

Cool Printer. Pleased with it.

excellent print quality. still battling to connect to wifi hotspot.

This printer works as described. Flawless!

Easy to install, easy to operate and good value for money.

Loving my new Printer. Easy to setup and install.

Easy connection and quality images.

Awesome printer..really happy with it

Good all round performance printer. Easy to set up wifi for laptops and iPad. Good value for money.

Good printer and working very well. just a pity the ink cartridges are almost empty. got only two pages with the color...

Excellent value for money and surprisingly simple to setup.

Paper tray is a little flimsy, and the setup instructions are not very clear, but once you get it all going it works well. Very easy wireless operation from the Android app.

Perfect for my needs
Delivery prompt and efficient
Good job Takealot

Great wireless functionality

Great value for money from a trusted brand

It's working and seems to work well so far. But it's one of the most dysfunctional obscure menu systems i have had to use in a long time. Your going to have Google how to setup wifi without wps because the instructions are useless and even then battle with a terrible design menu. After the setup it seems decent enough.

Very happy so far. It isn't the fastest printer - when you switch it on and want to print it takes a few seconds, but nothing major. It has jammed once so far, when I wanted to manually turn a page around to print on the back. I pulled the paper out, it tore. I switched the printer on and off, it it pushed out the torn piece by itself, which was cool.

Great printer, good quality, thanks for the good service Takealot!

Great printer... great quality printing. Setting up was a challenge. But great product

Installed in under 20 minutes.
Easy to use.

Easy set up - functions really well and its wireless for that low price

Enjoying this product,Love it.The fact that is Easley connecting with my phone,Awesome.

By far the worst printer I ever bought.

Love it. Its perfect for a home printer. It does everything! It doesnt come with a USB cord so buy it separately. Mine came with black and colour Ink so could test both printing straight away. I havent tried the wifi printing yet. Would definitely recommend this printer.


It does what it claims to, but the manual could've been written with clearer instructions it took a while to figure out the setup but other than that its a pretty great printer

Paper jamming is an issue.

The printer cannot automatically print back to back (duplex printing) which I find incredibly frustrating and wastes paper. Therefore printing leaflets and booklets is a nightmare.The manual option on offer is not very practical when printing multiple copies and your text/alignment won't always be straight. Quite annoying.

Great printer, does jam often other wise very good.

all round great

product delivered on time,i ordered on friday afternoon and they delivered on saturday by 5pm.great job ,thank you for your services.

This product was recommended to me by a local store for everyday office use for small amounts of printing etc. Great save via takealot
Nice machine works well for home or small office use, good quality prints and scans.

Little on the noisy side. Quick to set up. Prints well. My other Canon (4450) takes ages to warm up before the first print. This one is a lot quicker to warm up.

Perfect for home office. Quite a task to individually install both wireless and USB setups.

Worst printer in the world. i urge you not to buy this product.

Very simple to install and totally compatible with Windows 10. No loading of drivers or any additional software, Have not tried the Wi-Fi connectivity as I use the intranet cable.

Acceptable quality printing. Not as good as MX343 was. Lid slightly flimsy. Wireless installation was easy on new model Apple Macbook but more difficult on older Mac...not sure why. The size and setting of the screen toward the back of the printer is slightly problematic if the printer stands on the wall-side of a desk..All in all good value for money.

I personally didn't have issues with the Wi-fi connection.

The downside is that it doesn't include a USB cable. Also, I feel that they needed to make the instructions a bit clearer for setting up the Wifi connection.

It does the job well, as expected; and the quality of the prints is good. Scans and copies well too.

R 699


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