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3 tech essentials for your office and home

Now is the time to buy the tech you need for your small business, but why not get something that can double as a great gift for the whole family while you’re at it?

With all the sales going on, it can be hard to narrow things down. You do know you want to shop online, but be careful, there are lots of shopping scams circulating. Tap or click here to learn what online shopping scams you should avoid.

So what should you get that can benefit both your business and your family’s needs? We’ve got three perfect gift ideas everyone in your household will love.

1. Epson EcoTank Printer

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Whether you have an artistic child who wants to scan and save every work or art, or a college kid who could really use a good, high-quality printer, Epson’s latest line of EcoTank SuperTank printers is the perfect gift. You benefit from the long-lasting ink and the family has a reliable gadget for all their projects.

With yields of up to 11,000 black and white pages or 8,500 in color out of the box, Epson’s EcoTank printers forego the use of traditional inkjet cartridges and offer refillable high capacity ink tanks.

Compared to the mere 500 black and 450 color pages you get from even the high capacity inkjet cartridges, this is an extremely significant improvement. Replacement EcoTank ink sets are also much more affordable, and a complete EcoTank will only cost about $58 with yields of up to 6,500 pages.

A complete color inkjet set for a comparable non-EcoTank printer will cost about $150 and that only yields up to 2,300 pages. That’s a whopping 80% savings compared to traditional inkjet cartridges.

The initial cost of the Epson’s EcoTank line of printers may be a bit steeper than conventional inkjet printers, but they more than make up for it in the long run. Epson estimates that with the initial ink that comes with EcoTank printers, the average user won’t need replacement ink for two years!

These printers are perfect for game nights, when you need to print character sheets or extra color sheets for the kids, and they’re invaluable to the work-from-home parent. With Epson, you never have to worry about surprise “low ink” messages and will get more bang for your buck.

For more details about these revolutionary printers, tap or click here.

2. Kindle Paperwhite

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If you’ve got tons of PDF documents you need for work but want something smaller and less personal than a laptop to show clients, the Kindle Paperwhite is perfect. You can upload files to show clients and there’s still tons of room for the kids’ stories and your novels.

The great thing about the Kindle Paperwhite is it’s small, waterproof and it features a 330 ppi glare-free display. It’s more affordable and more durable than a tablet, making it convenient for both business and family life.

It can pair with Bluetooth devices, so you can listen to audiobooks during your commute and you never have to worry about the battery, since a single charge can last weeks.

For those who don’t like looking at screens, the Kindle Paperwhite also uses E Ink Carta with a 16-level gray scale. This means when you’re looking at the display, it looks like you’re reading from the pages of a book and is easy on the eyes. To learn more about the Kindle Paperwhite, tap or click here.

3. eero mesh router system

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The last thing you want is for the Wi-Fi to fail you. If the connection has been spotty, or you notice it’s been sluggish in some areas, tap or click here for 3 apps to help map out your network.

Once you find the dead zones, it’s time to get rid of them. Everyone in your family is addicted to their mobile devices, and there’s no reason they should stop working in your own home or office. Many of today’s routers struggle to project Wi-Fi over large distances, so it’s time to buy a mesh router system.

Router manufacturers have created mesh systems designed to spread your network’s connection signal throughout your entire home. They’re basically a series of smaller routers that sync with one another to boost your coverage.

Try the eero Pro mesh Wi-Fi system. This comes with one Pro and two beacons to spread around your home for the best connection. This replaces the traditional Wi-Fi router, extender and internet booster.

This second generation item can cover a 2-4 bedroom home with ease and the setup only takes a few minutes. For more information on the eero Pro mesh Wi-Fi system, tap or click here.

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