Mice and Keyboards
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Wired and Wireless mice and keyboards. Wireless devices require batteries every so often. The batteries in the Logitech M525 wireless mouse are supposed to last for a long time up to 3 years. I use the Logitech M525 wireless mouse and the batteries do last a long time. the M525 works great on my laptop and desktop computer. It does require a USB port for the wireless dongle.
Webcams for Zoom, Skype, Teams, Meetings, other Webcasts, or Webinar Needs.
I personally use the Logitech C920x Pro HD Webcam for webinars and other web camera needs. All of these Webcams have built-in microphones. These webcams just hook over the top of your monitor and plug into a USB port for an easy install. I recently referred the Logitech C270 3MP 1280 x 720pixels USB 2.0 Black Webcam to a client for a student at one of the local schools. The camera just plugged into their Windows 10 computer and worked immediately without any extra software with Zoom and the customer said it is working great. Quote:
The webcam you suggested for my great niece arrived in Tucson, and the family apparently set it up without a problem. So now the 9 year old twin can be “seen” on her Zoom school meetings (just like her brother on his school-supplied Chromebook). She texted me yesterday to thank me. But the thanks goes to you!!
Headsets with microphones built-in
Logitech makes a great entry-level USB headset with a microphone, the Logitech USB Headset H390 with Noise Cancelling Mic. This headset has over 12,000 reviews with a 4.5-star rating. You can use this link for a better price.Logitech H390 USB headset with microphone
The Jeeco Stereo headset is an over-the-ear USB or 3.5 mm jack Headset with a microphone. The AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones are awesome if you would like a great Bluetooth wireless headset to hook up to your Android or Apple phone or your computer if it has Bluetooth. I use the AfterShokz Aeropex headphones when I am walking or riding my bicycle or when I am listening to the audio on my computer. The Aeropex headphone’s only drawback is if the traffic noise is loud it is hard to hear because they are bone-conducting headphones. The ends of the headphones sit in front of your ears not in your ears. I don’t like anything inside my ear so these headphones work great for that. The Aeropex allows you to be aware of your surroundings which is great if you are walking, running, cycling, or doing any outside activities. If you need a Bluetooth Dongle for your computer this is the one I purchased to work with my AfterShokz Aeropex headphones on Windows 10. The Bluetooth dongle just plugs into a USB port on your computer and Windows 10 picks it up without adding any additional software. If you are looking for high fidelity then check out the Jeeco over-the-ear headphones which attach directly to your computer. The Jeeco headphones are noise-canceling which keeps out the outside noise while listening.
Deskjet Printers – Laser Printers – Scanner
The HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Wireless Printer has the highest rankings on Amazon and it has wired and wireless printing, scans, faxes, and copies. We use the Brother Monochrome Laser Printer as we don’t require color and the printer prints, copies, and scans. We do not require faxing as we fax over the internet for free. Printers are inexpensive now, the way the manufacturers make their money is by selling ink and toner. The only thing I don’t like about the printer manufacturers is that they change their models frequently which requires different ink and toner. Please make sure the printer meets your needs for printing, scanning, faxing, scanning, and speed. Higher-end printers print faster. The ix1500 is the best piece of technology we have purchased for organizing and digitizing all of the paperwork in my business. You can scan your paperwork and save it to Google drive which will OCR (optical character recognition) the paperwork so that the paperwork is searchable. You can search for any word or number in any document. The ix1500 scans at the rate of 30 pages per minute.
UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector
Make sure when you buy a UPS battery backup that you try to get free shipping with Amazon Prime as the UPS battery backup devices are heavy. Think in terms of a car battery in weight, especially the 1500VA Cyberpower.
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