With many of us working from home these days, tech expert Marc Silverstein joined me once again, this time to chat about holiday must have gift ideas for home office (or small office) workers.
Candace Rose: What are the must haves this holiday season?
Marc Silverstein: “You have more and more people working from home so a great gift this holiday season would be something for the home office. *Please see video above for details.
Dragon Naturally Speaking from Nuance Communications lets you control your computer just by talking to it. This is a powerful voice recognition software that lets you dictate emails, it lets you update Facebook and Twitter, you can surf the web, you can create reports just by speaking. You say the words and you watch them appear on the screen on the computer in front of you and it’s three times faster than typing with an accuracy rate of up to 99% right out of the box. It’s available for PCs and Macs, and it lets you do more in less time.
Let me talk to you about working from home and work forces; you’ve got people in all sorts of different places, but you’ve got to be able to collaborate effectively. Well, Brother offers a wide range of scanners for enhanced productivity in the office, and on the go. The Brother ImageCenter ADS-2500W provides wireless scan to cloud technology to busy work groups. So scanned documents can be sent from the machine to virtually any destination including cloud storage systems like Google Docs, Dropbox or Facebook, and including local destinations like email servers and Android phones and tablets.
One of the things about working from a small office is you’re constantly exposed to new sophisticated cyber threats pretty much on a daily basis, but with Kaspersky One Universal Security from Kaspersky Lab, you can protect all of your devices in one easy solution. One license secures one combination of PCs, Macs, Android phones or tablets- up to five devices. Security is optimized for each device giving real time protection from emerging threats. And get this, at $69.95 it’s now $30 off its original price.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any gift ideas for those of us who are on a budget?
Marc Silverstein: “For people on a budget, let me take you over here to this one. Now one of the things about running a small business is you want a smartphone that you can do everything on, but you don’t want to worry about the bill every single month. Well, this is what’s going to happen here, Sprint’s Unlimited plans and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 are the perfect combination. It’s a blend of small tablet and a smartphone, it’s got the latest HD amoled screen, and images are bigger and clearer. You can be on it all day long but you won’t rack up extra data charges, so that’s a smart idea for people on a budget.
And for those who have everything, they don’t have this or they need this to take their computer to the next level with the world’s thinnest Acer Touch Ultrabook 7 Series is razor thin and light yet it’s resilient and it’s durable. This one has a 13.3 full HD screen, it’s protected by a rigid lid made of white gorilla glass 2. The lid tilts back a full 180 degrees allowing it to be used flat against a table or a desk; and it features Windows 8.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share with us?
Marc Silverstein: “Yeah, you’ve got to go to DailyLounge.com for all of these ideas and more.