Technology lifestyle expert and Emmy award winning television host, Mario Armstrong's passion is to educate people on how to leverage technology to enhance their personal and professional lives.
This year he's teamed up with Staples to provide expert advice on the top holiday technology. Check out Mario's tips and ideas for the hottest tech gifts and how to choose the right ones.
Plus, don't miss Staples Tech'd Out Sweepstakes. One lucky winner will get an exclusive tech home makeover by Mario himself.
Some of the most affordable and versatile tech tools are eReading devices, available in both color touch screens and e-ink display technology. E-ink displays are just like reading a sheet of real paper. Plus, you can use your e-ink reader for up to a week, or store it for up to a month without recharging. And now that many e-ink readers have bookstores built right in, you can download your favorite books or magazines in seconds without a computer.
Tablets are a step-up from eReaders in both functionality and price. Not only are they light, small, and easy to carry, they also offer an awesome web-browsing experience. Not to mention, they boot up fast, have a long-lasting battery life and there tons of apps that you can download to personalize your tablet experience.
Tablets also have full-color screens, so they're great for reading books and browsing the Web. You can also check email, watch, edit and even film home movies, create and edit presentations and so much more.
When shopping for a tablet, I recommend:
With prices always falling on computer hardware, it's now more affordable than ever to pick up a laptop or netbook. With laptops you can expect to have a powerful processor that will give you a full computing experience, letting you do tasks like editing HD video or even playing games.
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