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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.

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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.
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Philips SoundShooter Wireless SBT300RG/37

Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you should sacrifice sound for price. The Philips SoundShooter is available in several colorways, sounds great, and flaunts a unique and appealing design.
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Seagate Laptop Think SSHD

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.
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Logitech UE Boombox

With a carry handle that encourages portability and an attractive design inspired by Dieter Rams, the Logitech UE Boombox sounds just as impressive in a studio apartment as it does in a backyard BBQ.
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ZyXEL PLA4205 Powerline adapter

If you want to extend the network to the far corner of the house quickly and without compromsing the data speed, a pair of the ZyXEL PLA4205 Powerline adapters is the way to go.
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Brother HL-2270DW

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.
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Trendnet TEW-812DRU AC1750 Wi-Fi router

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.
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Seagate Wireless Plus

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.
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HP Officejet Pro 8600

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.
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LaCie 5big Thunderbolt

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.
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Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case

If your Dad is craving a sharp design and complete protection for his iPad, the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case is CNET's top pick.
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Samsung 840 Pro solid-state drive

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.
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Epson Stylus NX430

True to its "small-in-one" moniker, the Stylus NX430 by Epson is a worthwhile purchase if price and space hold top priority on your student's shopping list.
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Trendnet TPL406E/2K powerline adapter

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.
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HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn

The LaserJet Pro P1606dn is an attractive option for students looking for a low cost, space-saving printer with quick output speeds and a lightweight pricetag.
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Ergotech VersaStand for iPad

For grads that want to turn an iPad into a flexible display, the VersaStand looms uniquely, and impressively, over the accessory landscape.
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Asus RT-AC66U

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.

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