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Peripheral gifts for the World's Best Dad

CNET picks the best printers and peripheral gifts sure to keep any Dad up to date with the latest tech.

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Dong Ngo, Justin Yu
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OCZ Vecter SSD

The OCZ Vecter SSD is the faster solid-state drive to date. Having a laptop running one of this drive is so cool that you don't care if people think you're cool or not.
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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 a dad who wants to make sure their kids (and himself) are well entertained during a family roadtrip.
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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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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 home offices.
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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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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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Geneva Sound System Model XS

The perfect gift for traveling Dads, the Geneva Sound System Model XS is an excellent choice to stream music on the road or augment the sound of tablet or laptop speakers when playing movies.
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Canon Pixma MG3220

If the Dad in your life is shopping for an output device to print mostly text, light graphics, and the occasional snapshot photo, the Canon Pixma MG3220 is a standout option with a generous balance of performance and features.
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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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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 Photosmart 5510

For Dads that take printing seriously, the $99 Epson NX430 offers similar performance to the HP with more-versatile features that earn it a higher score.
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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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Kodak Hero 9.1

Despite its minor setbacks like a smaller paper input capacity than the 6.1 and average print speeds, the Kodak Hero 9.1 remains a smart all-in-one device for getting work done quickly and efficiently in the home or office.
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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II

Dads that already own everything with an electronic signature are hard to shop for, but the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II is in a class by itself- an impressive, well-built product backed by a 30-day money-back warranty, your Dad will surely not suffer a case of buyer's remorse.

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