Check out these cool peripherals and give your career a head start
CNET's picks of best printers and peripheral devices that help grads quickly get their life, and career, together.
Corsair Voyager Air
The Corsair Voyager Air is the first mobile storage expander/media server that offers everything: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, large storage space and long battery life. It makes a perfect companion for those who travel a lot.
You want to give your current laptop (or a desktop for that matter) a speed boast but don't have the budget for a solid-state drive (SSD)? Seagate's third-gen hybrid drive, the Laptop Thin SSHD, might be the second best option. The drive offers SSD-like performance at a fraction of the cost.
The Brother HL-2270DW is a monochrome laser printer, meaning you won't be able to print out full color snapshot photos, but its space-saving chassis and low cost of consumables make it the standard for small offices and dorm rooms alike.
The Trendnet TEW-812DRU AC1750 true dual-band Wi-Fi router brings the cost of the latest Wi-Fi speed (802.11ac) to a new low. At just $150 it's the most affordable among cutting-edge Wi-Fi routers, yet still offer excellent performance, even when working with existing and legacy Wi-Fi clients.
This second-gen Wi-Fi storage expander/media server for smartphones and tablets (especially the iPad) is an excellent companion for mobile users. Not only does it offer extra mobile storage space, it's also allows for easy hotspot-based Internet sharing and user-generated content backups.
Ideal for the overachiever in your life, the Officejet Pro 8600 is HP's impressively resourceful workhorse printer with a 4.3-inch touch screen display, automatic double-sided printing, and wireless networking features.
Getting serious about storage? The LaCie's 5big Thunderbolt is a massive and superfast solution that's also the most affordable in terms of cost per gigabyte. If you want to start a business in video editing, this device makes an excellent investment.
The Samsung 840 Pro solid-state drive (SSD) is not only fast, it's also the one that use the least power, so little that your laptop might get some 20 minutes more of battery life, switching from are regular hard drive to this SSD.
The Trendnet TPL406E powerline adapter is the most affordable on the market. At just around $50 for a kit of two (TPL406E2K), these adapters are cheaper than the hardware cost of running network cable, and yet offers the same data rate at regular Ethernet.
If you're looking to create a non-compromising Wi-Fi network that supports all Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11ac, and offers advanced features for both home and business, the Asus RT-AC66U is worth every penny.