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5 not-to-miss gadgets for your home office

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5 not-to-miss gadgets for your home office
Text: TOI Tech

The truth of the matter is that most of us dream of this perk ­- working from home. And even if you are not one of the lucky few, you might still find yourself replying to official mails or working on an official document from home.

Whether you have a dedicated room or a desk in a corner, a home-office has become an essential need of our lives. What better way to make life in this space more efficient, than with gadgets?

These nifty gizmos enable you to get work done faster and enhance the overall experiences.

Here's what you will need...
1) Pen drive: Corsair Padlock 2 16GB
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1) Pen drive: Corsair Padlock 2 16GB
We want our data to be safe and secure at all times. Unfortunately, like its namesake, the pen ­ a pen drive manages to slip out and get lost. However, unlike a pen, the pen drive contains lots of data and many-a-time confidential information. That is why it is very important to own a pen drive that is secure. Opt for the Corsair padlock 2 for its amazing safety features.

You get 16 GB of storage that is safeguarded by a 4 to 10 digit personal identification number. One needs to key this in first to access the USB drive. Besides, a pen drive is an easy way to transport data from your office machine to the home-office machine.

A home-office has many upsides ­ better work-life balance, no commute and working in your pajamas. So, with these five gadgets, instead of having a work space as drab as a cubicle you can create an aesthetically pleasing one that makes working from home an enjoyable task.
2)  Nas drive: WD My Cloud Storage 2TB
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2) Nas drive: WD My Cloud Storage 2TB
One requires proper storage space that is available at all times and can be accessed over the internet from anywhere around the world. WD My Cloud Storage is a very good option for home-offices and blooming startups.

It gives you 2TB of space that is enough to start with; it also gets connected to the internet with ease and one can access it from anywhere. The best part, this hard drive acts as a personal cloud storage controlled by the user.
3) Laptop: Dell Inspiron 5558
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3) Laptop: Dell Inspiron 5558
A fast laptop with a large screen is a must-have for budding entrepreneurs.Go for Dell's Inspiron 5558. It is the perfect starting machine for most businesses.

It has a 15.6-inch screen, Intel Core i5 (5th gen), 1.6GHz CPU, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. It also comes with Windows 8.1, which can be upgraded to Windows 10. The black finish gives it a sleek professional outlook.
4) Printer: Brother MFD DCP 1511 Laser printer
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4) Printer: Brother MFD DCP 1511 Laser printer
It is always a good idea to have a multi functional device in the office that lets its users print, scan or copy pages.

Opt for this one by Brother if you do not have space (or don't want) a bulky printer at home.

Users can print up to 20 monochrome pages per minute at 600 DPI. Moreover, it consumes very little power (just 40W) and can hold 150 A4 sheets. With an MFD in the office one would not need to run to the local photocopy shop for something as simple as a printout or a photocopy.
5)  Wi-Fi router: TP-Link TL-WR841HP
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5) Wi-Fi router: TP-Link TL-WR841HP
This is a router that is built for performance. With an incredible speed of 300 MBPS, this router by TP-Link is capable of sending internet signals through walls and it covers a wider area than other routers in this segment.

Why should you go for this? That's easy, even if you place it in the home office, you would get the signal in other rooms. Ideal for those who have laptops doubling up as makeshift home-offices.
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