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Small-in-One Epson does it all

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EPSON Expression Premium XP-800 Small-in-One printer EPSON Expression Premium XP-800 Small-in-One printer
NETGEAR NeoTV Max (simple remote side shown) streaming player NETGEAR NeoTV Max (simple remote side shown) streaming player
NETGEAR NeoTV Max (QWERTY keyboard side shown) streaming player NETGEAR NeoTV Max (QWERTY keyboard side shown) streaming player

EPSON refers to its Expression Premium XP-800 printer as a "small-in-one," which is an apt description, considering what this sleek, space-saving, powerhouse all-in-one printer can do.

The XP-800 is designed to print brilliant photos and crisp, sharp text with Epson's exclusive MicroPiezo printing technology and Claria premium inks. A 3.5" touch screen with gesture navigation allows easy setup and operation.

The new model is 40 percent smaller than its predecessor and has Certified-N Wi-Fi so families can share one printer or print from any room in the house. Wired Ethernet networking is also built-in.

The unit comes equipped with a 30-page auto document feeder that features automatic two-sided copying, plus scanning and faxing up to 4,800 dpi. Print speeds are 12.0 ppm (black) and 11.0 ppm (color).

The unit provides direct CD/DVD printing and specialty paper is supported through its rear paper feed. An auto-extend paper output tray automatically extends any time you print from a Mac, PC, or iPad.

A wide variety of wireless printing technology is supported, including EPSON Connect, Apple Airprint, Google Cloud Print, and Wi-Fi Direct. You can also print directly from a variety of memory cards without a computer.

The EPSON Expression Premium XP-800 sells for $279.99. For more information, visit EPSON.com.

Netgear upgrades its streaming player lineup

Not another streaming player!!! Yes, I'm afraid so.

Last week, Roku unleashed a new form factor for its technology, called the Streaming Stick, and this week, NETGEAR has upgraded its NeoTV line to give Roku, Apple TV, Sony, the D-LINK Boxee Box, and others a run for the money.

Make no mistake. This product space is hot! According to a recent study, the percentage of consumers going online every month to watch streaming movies and TV shows grew nearly 20% from the third quarter of last year to early 2012.

NETGEAR's new and improved lineup provides support for HTML5, which the company claims is being rapidly adopted by content providers as the ideal method for streaming entertainment into homes.

The new NeoTV MAX can deliver thousands of movies, TV shows or songs from Netflix, Vudu, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Best Buy CinemaNow, Pandora, Rhapsody and other channels in full 1080p HD and 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound. Amazon Instant Movies, however, is not in the mix.

The unit has both WiFi and wired Ethernet connectivity, plus the ability to play personal media from external hard disk drives, USB drives, or DLNA media servers.

The device also supports Intel Wireless Display (WiDi), which allows you to wirelessly mirror your laptop screen on your TV in up to 1080p full-HD video resolution and 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound.

Unlike Roku models and Apple TV, which rely on virtual keyboards, the NeoTV MAX comes with a full-size remote control with simple-to-use buttons on one side and a full QWERTY keyboard on the other. Typing in Wi-Fi passwords and searching for movie titles is far less tedious.

Additionally, a free, downloadable remote control app turns an iOS or Android-powered device into a simple touch-screen remote control.

The NETGEAR NeoTV MAX (Model NTV300SL) streaming player is priced at $69.99. For more information, visit NETGEAR.com.

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